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Dua Lipa beats Sheeran in Brits nominations

Dua Lipa beats Sheeran in Brits nominations

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Pop artist Dua Lipa has beaten Ed Sheeran for most nominations at this year's Brit Awards.The 22-year-old's self-titled album won the most nods, including British female solo artist, british single, album of the year, video of the year and breakthrough act.Sheeran's Divide album emulated Dua Lipa's score minus the breakthrough act, which he no longer qualifies for.Image:Stormzy is among the most nominated artistsGorillaz, the xx, Liam Gallagher, Sampha, Wolf Alice, Stormzy, Kate Tempest, Harry Styles and Jessie Ware are among the British musicians up for awards.In the international categories, Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Drake, LCD Soundsystem, HAIM, Arcade Fire, Alice Wolf, The Killers, and Alicia Keys have been nominated.Liam Payne, who was nominated for best British single ...
Ed Sheeran vs Grime on Mercury shortlist

Ed Sheeran vs Grime on Mercury shortlist

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Ed Sheeran has picked up his first nomination for the Mercury Prize, recognising the overwhelming success of his third album ÷ (Divide).But he faces strong competition from grime artists Stormzy and J Hus and rapper Loyle Carner, who each receive nominations for their debut albums.Their nominations come a year after Skepta took home the £25,000 prize, beating bookies' favourite David Bowie.Former winners The xx and Alt-J also make the 12-strong shortlist.LIVE: Mercury Prize reaction and updatesSheeran's nomination stands out because the Mercury Prize rarely recognises mainstream pop. In recent years the likes of Adele's 25 and Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour have been overlooked, as the prize seeks to champion new and underappreciated music.Yet Sheeran's domination of the charts would have