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Brit Awards 2020: Stormzy, Lewis Capaldi and Dave lead male-dominated nominations

Awards take place at the O2 Arena on 18 February

Roisin O'Connor
Saturday 11 January 2020 19:00 GMT
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The nominations for the 2020 Brit Awards have been announced, with rapper Dave and singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi leading with four nominations each.

Grime star Stormzy and singer Mabel have three nods apiece, including for Best Male and Best Female Solo Artist, respectively. Stormzy is also up for the Mastercard Album of the Year for Heavy in the Head. He previously won the prize in 2018 for his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer.

Harry Styles received his first solo nomination for Mastercard Album of the Year, for his second record Fine Line, while Michael Kiwanuka, who released his critically acclaimed third album in 2019, was nominated in the same category.

Among the musicians nominated for International Male Solo Art is Bruce Springsteen, who has previously been up in the same category seven times. Also nominated are Burna Boy, Dermot Kennedy, Post Malone and Tyler, the Creator.

This year’s awards are noticeably male-dominated, with no female nominees in either the Best Group or Best Album categories. Mabel is the only woman in the Best New Artist category and the only solo artist up for Song of the Year, which is voted for by the Academy. Normani is featured “Dancing with a Stranger” with Sam Smith, while Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson are nominated for their collaboration “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”.

See the nominations in full below:

Male Solo Artist


Harry Styles

Lewis Capaldi

Michael Kiwanuka


Female Solo Artist

Charli XCX

FKA twigs

Freya Ridings



FKA twigs in her video for 'Cellophane' (YouTube/Screengrab)

Best Group


Bring Me the Horizon


D-Block Europe


Best New Artist



Lewis Capaldi


Sam Fender

Rising Star

Celeste (winner, previously announced)

Song of the Year (Voted by the Academy)

AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove”

Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man – “Giant”

Dave and Burna Boy – “Location”

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”

Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved”

Mabel – “Don’t Call Me Up”

Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”

Sam Smith and Normani – “Dancing With a Stranger”

Stormzy – “Vossi Bop”

Tom Walker – “Just You and I”

Mastercard Album of the Year

Dave – Psychodrama

Harry Styles – Fine Line

Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

Stormzy – Heavy is the Head

MIchael Kiwanuka (Olivia Rose)

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy

Dermot Kennedy

Post Malone

Tyler, the Creator

International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Camila Cabello

Lana Del Rey


The Brit Awards take place on 18 February 2020 at the O2 Arena in London. Comedian Jack Whitehall will host for the consecutive third year.

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