LONDON (Reuters) – Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Liam Payne and Stormzy are amongst the candidates for this year’s Brit Awards, Britain’s the majority of distinguished popular song rewards.
Sheeran remains in the running in 4 classifications – British male solo artist, finest video and single for “Forming of You”, and finest album.
Vocalist Dua Lipa got the most elections. Her single “New Rules” was a break out struck in 2015 and she is chosen in 5 classifications consisting of finest album, finest female artist and finest single.
And previous One Instructions star Payne was chosen for finest single and video for “Strip That Down”, which has actually now been a hit in Britain, Australia and United States.
” The tune’s done very well, I am very pleased with the success up until now … We simply reached a billion streams. I have actually never ever jotted down that number, I have actually never ever had the requirement,” Payne stated backstage at an occasion to reveal the candidates in London.
” It’s remarkable. You take a look at it and you resemble, wow, it’s one-sixth of the world’s population, extraordinary.”
Dua Lipa will complete for finest female artist versus the similarity Jessie Ware and 2015 winner Paloma Faith.
East London rap artist J Hus and platinum-selling songwriter Rag ‘n’ Bone Male have 3 elections each, consisting of for finest album, while Stormzy’s “Gang Indications and Prayer” is likewise chosen.
Reporting by Edward Baran for Reuters TELEVISION; Modifying by Hugh Lawson