Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are among the biggest nominees for the 2015 BRIT Awards. The former leads the pack with five nods including British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. His hit ?Stay With Me? is up for British Single and British Video while its parent album ?In the Lonely Hour? is nominated for British Album of the Year.

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The latter, trailing behind with four, will battle Smith in all categories he?s nominated in. In addition to vying for the British Male Solo Artist title, the gingerhead has his ?Thinking Out Loud? in contention for British Single and British Video, and his ?X? for British Album of the Year.

George Ezra, One Direction, FKA twigs, Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris, Royal Blood and Alt-J are among other artists with multiple BRIT nominations. Beyonce Knowles, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey are in the running for International Female Solo Artist while Pharrell Williams is pitted against John Legend, Jack White, Hozier and Beck for International Male Solo Artist.

Winners in all categories will be announced at a caremony that?s taking place at London?s O2 Arena on February 25. Along with fellow nominees Ezra and Royal Blood, Paloma Faith will perform at the event hosted by British comedy duo Ant & Dec.

2015 BRIT Award Nominees
British Male Solo Artist

Damon AlbarnEd SheeranGeorge EzraPaolo NutiniSam Smith

British Female Solo Artist

Ella HendersonFKA twigsJessie WareLily AllenPaloma Faith

British Group

Alt-JClean BanditColdplayOne DirectionRoyal Blood

International Male Solo Artist

BeckHozierJack WhiteJohn LegendPharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist

Beyonce KnowlesLana Del ReySia FurlerSt. VincentTaylor Swift

International Group

5 Seconds of SummerThe Black KeysFirst Aid KitFoo FightersThe War on Drugs

British Single

Calvin Harris ? ?Summer?Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne ? ?Rather Be?Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones ? ?I Got U?Ed Sheeran ? ?Thinking Out Loud?Ella Henderson ? ?Ghost?George Ezra ? ?Budapest?Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars ? ?Uptown Funk?Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne ? ?My Love?Sam Smith ? ?Stay With Me?Sigma ? ?Nobody to Love?

British Album of the Year

Alt-J ? ?This Is All Yours?Ed Sheeran ? ?X?George Ezra ? ?Wanted on Voyage?Royal Blood ? ?Royal Blood?Sam Smith ? ?In The Lonely Hour?

British Producer of the Year

Alison Goldfrapp & Will GregoryFloodJake GoslingPaul Epworth

British Video

Calvin Harris ? ?Summer?Charli XCX ? ?Boom Clap?Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones ? ?I Got U?Ed Sheeran ? ?Thinking Out Loud?Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars ? ?Uptown Funk?One Direction ? ?You and I?Rita Ora ? ?I Will Never Let You Down?Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne ? ?My Love?Sam Smith ? ?Stay With Me?Sigma ? ?Nobody to Love?

British Breakthrough Act

ChvrchesFKA twigsGeorge EzraRoyal BloodSam Smith

Critics? Choice

James BayGeorge the PoetYears & Years

? AceShowbiz.com

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