2022 Brit Awards Nominations: Adele and Ed Sheeran Lead the Way

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The Brit Awards are just two months away, and we finally know who’ll be in the running for this prestigious award. Adele and Ed Sheeran are leading the way with four nominations each, joined by the British rappers Dave and Little Simz.

The four of them will all be competing for two of the ceremony’s biggest awardsùthe artists of the year and album of the year—with Sam Fender joining them in both. Adele scored her nomination with her latest LP 30, while Sheeran is competing with his new album Equals AKA =.

Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” and Adele’s “Easy on Me” are also in the running for the song of the year, but they’ll have to face some tough competition to get their hands on this trophy. The category features a total of 15 songs, including “Cold Heart” by Elton John and Dua Lipa and “Clash” by Dave and Stormzy.

What set the upcoming Brit Awards apart is the introduction of gender-neutral categories. Back in November last year, it’s been announced that the gendered categories will be removed from all future ceremonies, leading to the introduction of the British artist of the year award.

We’ll see who’ll come out victorious at this historic ceremony on February 8th, 2022, when the Brit Awards are set to take place at the O2 Arena.


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