Adele and Ed Sheeran Lead the 2022 Brit Awards Nominations

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There’s a lot of anticipation surrounding the upcoming Brit Awards, as they introduced gender-natural categories for the first time in history. We finally know who’ll be competing, as Adele and Ed Sheeran topped the list of nominees with four nods each.

Adele and Ed Sheeran will face each other in each category they’re nominated in, starting with the album of the year. Dave and Little Simz, who also received four nominations each, join them in this category, together with Sam Fender. They’re all also in the running for the artist of the year trophy.

When it comes to the song of the years, Brit Awards picked whooping 15 contenders. Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” and Adele’s “Easy on Me” are in the running, but they’ll have to face tough competition in “Cold Heart” by Elton John and Dua Lipa and “Clash” by Dave and Stormzy, among others.

When it comes to international categories, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, and Taylor Swift all received nominations for international artist of the year. The first four acts are also competing for the best international song, along with The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Måneskin, and more.

The 2022 Brit Awards will take place on February 8th, 2022 at the O2 Arena in London, with Mo Gilligan serving as a host.


Album of the year

Adele – 30

Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Artist of the Year



Ed Sheeran

Little Simz

Sam Fender

Best group


D-Block Europe

Little Mix

London Grammar

Wolf Alice

Song of the Year

A1 & J1 – Latest Trends

Adele – Easy On Me

Anne-Marie, KSI & Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play

Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember

Central Cee – Obsessed With You

Dave ft Stormzy – Clash

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits

Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)

Glass Animals – Heat Waves

Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta – Bed

KSI – Holiday

Nathan & 220Kid & Billen Ted – Wellerman

Riton, Nightcrawlers & Mufasa – Friday

Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body

Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love

Best new artist

Central Cee


Joy Crookes

Little Simz

Self Esteem

Best international artist

Billie Eilish

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

Best international group




Silk Sonic

War On Drugs

Best international song

ATB / Topic / A7S – Your Love (9PM)

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Ckay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)

Doja Cat ft SZA – Kiss Me More

Drake ft Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls

Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem

Jonasu – Black Magic

Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – Stay

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Lil TJ & 6lack – Calling My Phone

Maneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave

Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4U

Polo G – Rapstar

Tiesto – The Business

The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

Brits Rising Star

Holly Humberstone – Winner

Bree Runway

Lola Young

Best dance

Becky Hill

Calvin Harris

Fred Again

Joel Corry


Best rock/alternative


Glass Animals

Sam Fender

Tom Grennan

Wolf Alice

Best pop/R&B


Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran


Joy Crookes

Best hip-hop/grime/rap

AJ Tracey

Central Cee



Little Simz