Bastille and Disclosure score four nods for 2014 Brit Awards

Rockers Bastille and dance duo Disclosure will lead the way at the U.K.’s 2014 Brit Awards after landing four nominations apiece. The quartet’s Pompeii hit will go head-to-head with Disclosure’s White Noise for British Single, while Bastille’s Bad Blood debut will compete against the electronic stars’ Settle for the British Album of the Year prize.
The two acts will also fight it out for British Group and Best Breakthrough Artist.
David Bowie has landed a nod in the British Male Solo category, alongside James Blake, John Newman, Tom Odell and Jake Bugg, while the British Female Solo category will be a battle between Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Laura Marling, Birdy and Laura Mvula.
Goulding has also scored a double nomination for British Single with her Calvin Harris collaboration I Need Your Love and solo hit Burn both earning mentions, while contenders for the International categories include Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kings of Leon and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
The winners will be unveiled during a ceremony in London on 19 February (14), when the shortlists for the Brits Global Success Award and the British Music Video title will both be announced.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
British Male Solo:
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell
British Female Solo:
Birdy
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula
British Group:
Arctic Monkeys
Bastille
Disclosure
One Direction
Rudimental
Best Breakthrough Act:
Bastille
Disclosure
Laura Mvula
London Grammar
Tom Odell
British Single:
Bastille – Pompeii
Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love
Disclosure – White Noise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
John Newman – Love Me Again
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La
Olly Murs – Dear Diary
One Direction – One Way Or Another
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night
British Album of the Year:
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home
International Male Solo:
Bruno Mars
Drake
Eminem
John Grant
Justin Timberlake
International Female Solo:
Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Lorde
Pink
International Group:
Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
HAIM
Kings of Leon
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
British Producer of the Year:
Ethan Johns
Flood and Alan Moulder
Paul Epworth
Brit Critics Choice:
Sam Smith.

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