Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Liam Payne hails Ed Sheeran and United Kingdom music following Brit Award nods

Liam Payne hails Ed Sheeran and United Kingdom music following Brit Award nods

Sheeran received a third nomination in best British video, again for "Shape of You", and is joined in the category by Dua, Clean Bandit and Zara Larrson, Calvin Harris, Anne Marie, Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Jonas Blue.

Singer-songwriter Sampha, who won the Mercury Prize past year, competes with Dua Lipa and rappers J Hus, Loyle Carner and Dave in the British breakthrough act category.

He's up against Rag'N'Bone Man, last year's most successful debut artist, who's nominated for the single Human, British Male Solo Artist and British Album for the million-selling Human.

The highest number of nominations was received by singer Dua Lipa, whose single "New Rules" was a break out hit past year.

Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and The xx are up for British Group, while Dave, Dua Lipa, J Hus, Loyle Carner and Sampha will battle it out for British Breakthrough Act.

Steve Mac has already been announced as victor of the Best British Producer award.

Sheeran's final nomination is in the best video of the year category which also sees three former One Direction members in competition.

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Alicia Keys, Björk, Lorde, Pink and Taylor Swift are up for International Female, while Beck, Childish Gambino, DJ Khaled, Drake and Kendrick Lamar are nominated for International Male.

In the global categories, Foo Fighters, Haim, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire are up for best group. The Brits Are Coming also featured performances from previously announced Critics' Choice victor Jorja Smith, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, J Hus and Liam Payne. Zara Larsson) - Symphony Liam Payne (feat.

Lipa, who's also worked as a model, also has hit singles Be The One, Hotter Than Hell and IDGAF to her name.

The Brit Awards were a year ago dominated by David Bowie, who won two posthumous awards for best solo artist and best album for "Blackstar".

Dua Lipa arrives for the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London February 22, 2017.

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