Dua Lipa leads nominations for BRIT Awards 2018

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The "New Rules" singer will compete against Jessie Ware, Kate Tempest, Laura Marling and Paloma Faith for British Female Solo Artist, and is also celebrating nominations for British Single, British Breakthrough Act, British Artist Video and British Album of the Year.

As well as securing expected nods for British Breakthrough and British Female Solo Artist, Dua Lipa also earned a nomination in the key Mastercard British Album Of The Year BRIT Award for her self-titled debut.

Dua Lipa leads the BRITs nominations, with five nods for the 2018 awards.

Rag'N'Bone Man took a different tack, tweeting he was "rooting" for Liam Gallagher in the best British male artist prize for which they are both nominated.

Dua Lipa is the only female artist from the United Kingdom to top the charts since Adele, so we know she's definitely going to be huge this year!

At the ceremony to announce the nominations, Jorja Smith was also revealed as the victor of the 2018 critics' choice BRIT Award.

And former One Direction star Payne was nominated for best single and video for Strip That Down, which has now been a hit in Britain, Australia and United States.

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The British Group category has five contenders: Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and The xx.

East London rapper J Hus and platinum-selling songwriter Rag'n'Bone Man have three nominations apiece, including for best album, while Stormzy's Gang Signs and Prayer is also nominated.

He also heralded Ed Sheeran, who collected four nominations following the release of his record-breaking third album, Divide, and referenced the wider global success of British music.

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The victor of the British Artist Video award will be decided by the public, with one of the 10 acts eliminated each week until there are only five left on the night of the awards.

Lipa, who's also worked as a model, also has hit singles Be The One, Hotter Than Hell and IDGAF to her name. Quavo) - Strip That Down Jonas Blue (feat.

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