Dua Lipa leads BRITs nominations

As well as securing expected nods for British Breakthrough and British Female Solo Artist, Dua Lipa also earned a nomination in the key Mastercard British Album Of The Year BRIT Award for her self-titled debut.

Victor of MTV Europe and NME's 2017 Best New Act, UK artist Dua Lipa will set "New Rules" at her first solo appearance in the UAE.

In the solo male category, Sheeran faces former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, London rapper Loyle Carner and Rag'N'Bone Man. This year saw Dua Lipa's incredible single "New Rules" hold the #1 spot for 2 weeks, spend 7 weeks and counting in the top 5, become gold certified and break 270,000,000 views with the official music video. The Brits Are Coming also featured performances from previously announced Critics' Choice victor Jorja Smith, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, J Hus and Liam Payne.

The British Group category has five contenders: Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and The xx.

Stormzy and Rag'N'Bone Man are also included on the best album shortlist for respective efforts Gang Signs And Prayer and Human alongside Lipa's eponymous debut and Sheeran's Divide as well as rapper J Hus's first release, Common Sense.

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

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

Liam Payne, who was nominated for best British single and best video for Strip That Down, has hailed the power of British music.

Dua Lipa is coming to Abu Dhabi next month.

Those competing for the gong, include Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit, Jonas Blue, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie.

The Brit Awards were previous year dominated by David Bowie, who won two posthumous awards for best solo artist and best album for "Blackstar". Zara Larsson) - Symphony Dua Lipa - New Rules Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You J Hus - Did You See Jax Jones (feat.

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