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Brit Awards 2016: Adele, James Bay and Years & Years lead nominations

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Years & Years performed live

The Brits nominations were announced last night at a ceremony in London.

Adele, James Bay and Years & Years were all nominated in four categories each.

Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne both received three nominations.

Coldplay received two nominations. A win would see them make Brit Award history and become the band with most ever wins in their category.

See the full list of nominees here

Adele

Adele was nominated in 4 categoriesGetty Images
Adele was nominated in 4 categories

By the end of 2015 Adele had sold a phenomenal 2.5 million copies of her third studio album 25.

Last night she received four nominations: British Female Solo Artist, British Single, British Album of the Year and British Artist Video of the Year.

James Bay

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James Bay's Hold Back the River reached number two in December 2014

Joining Adele with four nominations and flying the flag for new British music is James Bay.

He was nominated for, Best British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, British Single and MasterCard British Album of the Year.

Years & Years

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Years & Years's debut album Communion reached number one last year

And in a fantastic year for the Years & Years boys they have also been recognised in four categories including, Best British Group, British Breakthrough, British Single and British Artist Video of the Year.

After the nominations were announced, singer Olly Alexander said: "It's really ridiculous. I don't know what's happening. It's nuts."

Special Award for Jack Garratt

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Jack Garratt, the Brits' Critics' Choice Award winner, tells us his three wishes for 2016

Jack Garratt won the BBC Sound of 2016 award recently and last night he picked up another award from the Brits.

Jack was awarded the Critic's Choice award which is decided by a team of music experts.

The Critic's Choice award was the only Brit to be announced at the nominations ceremony.

The Brit statue for 2016 was designed by Scottish fashion designer and musician, Pam HoggGetty
The Brit statue for 2016 was designed by Scottish fashion designer and musician, Pam Hogg

The performers at this year's ceremony will include Justin Bieber, Coldplay, James Bay, Little Mix, The Weeknd and Jess Glynne.

All the winners will be revealed on 24 February at a ceremony hosted by Ant and Dec at The O2 Arena.

You can catch all the action on ITV at 8.00pm.