Music

Published: Friday January 10, 2014 MYT 11:50:00 AM
Updated: Friday January 10, 2014 MYT 1:02:13 PM

Bastille, Disclosure lead Brit nominations

Alternative rock band Bastille is in the running for best British group, British breakthrough artiste, single and best album.

Alternative rock band Bastille is in the running for best British group, British breakthrough artiste, single and best album.

Other nominees in the music awards include David Bowie and One Direction.

Music acts Bastille and Disclosure led the nominations for Britain’s top music awards on Thursday, up for four prizes each at the annual Brit Awards, and veteran singer David Bowie was put forward for two awards.

The alternative rock band Bastille and electronic music duo Disclosure were both nominated as best British group and British breakthrough act of the year, while also competing for best single and best album. Bastille was recognised for the single Pompeii and album Bad Blood.

Disclosure – made up of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence – was put forward for its single White Noise and album Settle. “We’re completely blown away by the four nominations! When we started the band we never thought we’d be recognised in such a way so the whole thing is an awesome surprise,” Dan Smith from Bastille, which formed in 2010, said in a statement.

But while the newcomers led the nominations, veteran singer Bowie, 67, reappeared on the list after a comeback last year when he released his first new material for a decade. He received nominations for best British male singer and best album for The Next Day. The winners of British pop’s biggest night will be announced on Feb 19. — Reuters

Complete list of nominees:

Best Producer

Ethan Johns

Flood & Alan Moulder

Paul Epworth

British Breakthrough Act

Bastille

Disclosure

Laura Mvula

London Grammar

Tom Odell

Best British Female Solo Artiste

Birdy

Ellie Goulding

Jessie J

Laura Marling

Laura Mvula

Best British Group

Arctic Monkeys

Bastille

Disclosure

One Direction

Rudimental

Best British Male Solo Artiste

David Bowie

Jake Bugg

James Blake

John Newman

Tom Odell

Best British Single

Bastille

Calvin Harris

Disclosure

Ellie Goulding

John Newman

Naughty Boy

Olly Murs

One Direction

Passenger

Rudimental

Critics’ Choice Award

Chlöe Howl

Ella Eyre

Sam Smith

Best International Female Solo Artiste

Janelle Monáe

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Lorde

Pink

Best International Group

Arcade Fire

Daft Punk

Haim

Kings Of Leon

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best International Male Solo Artiste

Bruno Mars

Drake

Eminem

John Grant

Justin Timberlake

MasterCard British Album of the Year

Arctic Monkeys

Bastille

David Bowie

Disclosure

Rudimental

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