Sorry, Boys! Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles And Liam Payne All Set To Take A Backseat To Dua Lipa At 2018 Brit Awards

Sorry, Boys! Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles And Liam Payne All Set To Take A Backseat To Dua Lipa At 2018 Brit Awards featureThe 2018 BRIT Award nominations are out, and gives a chance for some UK artists to shine. Despite their GRAMMY snubs, a couple of members of One Direction got nods across the pond. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is eager to continue his hobby of collecting hardware into 2018. But Ed, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and many of the night’s other biggest names all might find themselves outshined by another artist: Dua Lipa.

Dua leads the field with five nominations, a historic first for a woman at the BRITs. Like Ed, she’s nominated for “British Single,” “British Album,” “British Artist Video” and “Best Solo Artist” for her gender. Dua edged out Ed’s four nominations thanks to a nod for “British Breakthrough Act,” a field that didn’t have any love for the solo efforts of the 1D lads. It’s possible that Harry’s crush could take home quite a few trophies after a killer year.

Liam’s “Strip That Down” and Harry’s “Sign of the Times” will both face off with Ed’s “Shape of You” and Dua’s “New Rules” in the crowded video field. Liam got an extra nomination for his single, as well. Meanwhile, Little Mix snuck into the single and video categories as well with some help from “Touch.”

Liam, Harry and Perrie Edwards and her girls might be enough to keep Zayn away despite a nomination. Once again, his collaboration with Taylor Swift has found its way into an awards show lineup. Taylor will also face off against her frenemy Lorde in the “International Female Solo Artist” category. Fellow squad exiles HAIM will be there to back Lorde up if she needs it.

See the full list of nominations below.

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
Liam Gallagher
Loyle Carner
Rag’n’Bone Man
Stormzy

British Female Solo Artist
Dua Lipa
Jessie Ware
Kate Tempest
Laura Marling
Paloma Faith

British Group
Gorillaz
London Grammar
Royal Blood
Wolf Alice
The xx

British Breakthrough Act
Dave
Dua Lipa
J Hus
Loyle Carner
Sampha

British Single
Calvin Harris – Feels (feat Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat Zara Larsson)
Dua Lipa – New Rules
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
J Hus – Did U See
Jax Jones – U Don’t Know Me (feat Raye)
Jonas Blue – Mama (feat William Singe)
Liam Payne – Strip That Down (feat Quavo)
Little Mix – Touch
Rag’n’Bone Man – Human

British Album
Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran – ÷
J Hus – Common Sense
Rag’n’Bone Man – Human
Stormzy – Gangs Signs & Prayer

British Artist Video
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Calvin Harris – Feels (feat Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat Zara Larsson)
Dua Lipa – New Rules
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
Jonas Blue – Mama (feat William Singe)
Liam Payne – Strip That Down (feat Quavo)
Little Mix – Touch
Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Want to Live Forever

International Male Solo Artist
Beck
Childish Gambino
DJ Khaled
Drake
Kendrick Lamar

International Female Solo Artist
Alicia Keys
Björk
Lorde
Pink
Taylor Swift

International Group
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Haim
The Killers
LCD Soundsystem

(Photo credits: Ed Sheeran Instagram account

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