Dua Lipa makes Brit Award history with 5 nominations

The “New Rules” singer joins Stormzy, J Hus, and Lorde, and Kendrick Lamar on the list of 2018’s nominees.

January 15, 2018
Dua Lipa makes Brit Award history with 5 nominations Dua Lipa attends the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in London, December 2017.   Getty

Dua Lipa has become the first woman artist in Brit Award history to pick up five nominations. She joins a list of nominees for the annual British awards ceremony alongside Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, J Hus, Lorde, and Kendrick Lamar.

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22-year-old Dua Lipa is up for best album as well as British female, best video, best single, and British breakthrough. Ed Sheeran is narrowly behind her with four nominations, including a nod for the prestigious best album.


J Hus and Rag'n'Bone Man scored three nominations each, while Stormzy is up for a pair of Brits including best male.

The International male catgory will be contested by Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Beck, DJ Khaled, and Childish Gambino. International female, meanwhile, will go to one of Bjork, Lorde, Alicia Keys, Pink, and Taylor Swift.

The 2018 Brit Awards take place at London's O2 Arena on February 21. See below for the full list of nomination.

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
Royal Blood
Wolf Alice
The xx

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British breakthrough act

Dave
Dua Lipa
J Hus
Loyle Carner
Sampha

Critics' choice

Jorja Smith - winner

British single

Calvin Harris f. Pharrell, Katy Perry, and Big Sean, "Feels"
Clean Bandit f. Zara Larsson, "Symphony"
Dua Lipa, "New Rules"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"
J Hus, "Did You See"
Jax Jones f. Raye, "You Don't Know Me"
Jonas Blue f. William Singe, "Mama"
Liam Payne f. Quavo, "Strip That Down"
Little Mix, "Touch"
Rag 'N' Bone Man, "Human"

British album of the year

Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran, ÷
J Hus, Common Sense
Rag 'N' Bone Man, Human
Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer

British artist video of the year

Anne-Marie, "Ciao Adios"
Calvin Harris f. Pharrell, Katy Perry, and Big Sean, "Feels"
Clean Bandit f. Zara Larsson, "Symphony"
Dua Lipa, "New Rules"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"
Harry Styles, "Sign of the Times"
Jax Jones f. Raye, "You Don't Know Me"
Liam Payne f. Quavo, "Strip That Down"
Little Mix, "Touch"
ZAYN and Taylor Swift, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever"

International male solo artist

Beck
Childish Gambino
DJ Khaled
Drake
Kendrick Lamar

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International female solo artist

Alicia Keys
Bjork
Lorde
Pink
Taylor Swift

International group

Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Haim
The Killers
LCD Soundsystem

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