Ed Sheeran leads this year’s 2012 BRIT Award nominations, announced at the Savoy hotel.
The Lego House hitmaker received four nods in recognition of his work over the past year, including Best British Male Solo Act, Best Breakthrough Act and British Album of the Year for +, while his debut track A Team was nominated in the Best British Single category.
Following closely behind was Adele and Jessie J, who were each nominated in three categories, including Best British Female Solo Artist while their respective tracks Price Tag and Someone Like You will compete in the Best British Single listings.
Meanwhile, Adele’s 21 was nominated for British Album of the Year, while Jessie J will battle it out in the hope of being crowned British Breakthrough Act.
Elsewhere, Florence and the Machine received two nominations for Best British Female Solo Artist and a nod in the Album of the Year category for Ceremonials, the follow up to debut album Lungs.
Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Florence and the Machine and Noel Gallagher will all perform at this year’s BRITs on 21 February, while Adele is expected to make her first appearance since suffering a vocal cord haemorrhage in October.
That 2012 BRIT Awards nominations list in full:
British Male solo artist
British Female solo artist
Florence and the Machine
Mastercard British album of the year
Adele – 21
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran – +
Florence and The Machine – Ceremonials
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
British Breakthrough act
Best British Group
Chase and Status
Adele – Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Example – Changed The Way You Kiss me
Jessie J featuring B.O.B – Price Tag
JLS featuring Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives and Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
Olly Murs and Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
The Wanted – Glad You Came
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Foster the People
Lana Del Ray