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Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa set for success at Brit Awards

PUBLISHED: 09:52 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:52 21 February 2018

Ed Sheeran is up for four nominations at the Brit Awards 2018. Picture Jay Cain.

Ed Sheeran is up for four nominations at the Brit Awards 2018. Picture Jay Cain.

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It could be a night to remember for emergent pop star Dua Lipa at the Brit Awards as she leads the pack with five nomination.

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is also being backed for success following a stellar 2017. The guitarist - who recently announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn - is up for best British album for smash-hit record Divide which recently completed its 50th week in top 10 of the UK album charts.

He will compete with four debut albums for the prize with Stormzy, J Hus, Lipa and Rag’N’Bone Man also nominated for the night’s biggest prize.

Hosted by Jack Whitehall, an array of artists will take to the stage at London’s O2 Arena tonight to perform during the live ITV broadcast including Justin Timberlake, Foo Fighters, Stormzy and Sheeran.

Lipa, Jorja Smith, Rag’N’Bone Man and Rita Ora and Liam Payne will also perform.

Attendees will be given a white rose badge before they take to the red carpet in the latest award show protest since the Harvey Weinstein scandal rocked Hollywood last year.

It comes after Sunday night’s Bafta Film Awards where the red carpet was turned black in an orchestrated move which also saw activists join stars at the event.

Full list of nominees

British male solo artist: Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, Loyle Carner, Rag’N’Bone Man, Stormzy,

British female solo artist: Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware, Kate Tempest, Laura Marling, Paloma Faith

British group: Gorillaz, London Grammar, Wolf Alice, The XX, Royal Blood

British breakthrough act: Dave, Dua Lipa, J Hus, Loyle Carner, Sampha

British single: Calvin Harris ft. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean - Feels, Clean Bandit - Symphony ft. Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa - New Rules, Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You, J Hus - Did You See, Jax Jones ft RAYE - You Don’t Know Me, Jonas Blue ft. William Singe - Mama, Liam Payne ft. Quavo - Strip That Down, Little Mix - Touch, Rag’N’Bone Man - Human

British album: Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran - Divide, J Hus - Common Sense, Rag’N’Bone Man - Human, Stormzy - Gang Signs And Prayer

British artist video of the year: Anne Marie - Ciao Adios, Calvin Harris ft. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean - Feels, Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson - Symphony, Dua Lipa - New Rules, Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You, Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times, Jonas Blue ft. William Singe - Mama, Liam Payne ft Quavo - Strip That Down, Little Mix - Touch, Zayn and Taylor Swift - I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

International male: Beck, Childish Gambino, DJ Khaled, Drake, Kendrick Lamar,

International female: Alicia Keys, Bjork, Lorde, Pink, Taylor Swift

International group: Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Haim, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem

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