The BRIT Awards Predictions 2016

Ahead of the annual music awards this evening, I predict what will and should take the top prizes (and, on occasion, what should have been nominated but isn’t).  

British Male Solo Artist
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay – WILL AND SHOULD WIN
Jamie XX​
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist
Adele – WILL WIN
Amy Winehouse
Florence + the Machine – SHOULD WIN
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group
Blur
Coldplay – WILL WIN
One Direction
Foals – SHOULD WIN
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act
Catfish & the Bottlemen – WILL WIN
James Bay
Jess Glynne – SHOULD WIN
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

Critics’ Choice (ALREADY ANNOUNCED)
Jack Garratt – WINNER 
Izzy Bizu
Frances

British Single
Adele, “Hello” – WILL WIN
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, “Bloodstream”
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
James Bay, “Hold Back the River” – SHOULD WIN
Jess Glynne, “Hold My Hand”
Little Mix, “Black Magic”
Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato, “Up”
Philip George, “Wish You Were Mine”
Years & Years, “King”                                                                                                 Florence + The Machine – “Ship to Wreck” – SHOULD BE NOMINATED       

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Adele, 25 – WILL WIN
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Florence + the Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – SHOULD WIN
James Bay, Chaos & the Calm
Jamie XX, In Colour

British Producer of the Year 
Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson – WILL AND SHOULD WIN
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
Jessie J, “Flashlight”
Little Mix, “Black Magic”
Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, “Runnin (Lose It All)”
One Direction, “Drag Me Down”
Sam Smith, “Writing’s on the Wall” – WILL AND SHOULD WIN
Years & Years, “King”                                                                                           Coldplay, “Adventure of a Lifetime” – SHOULD BE NOMINATED

International Male Solo Artist
Drake
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber – WILL WIN
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd – SHOULD WIN

International Female Solo Artist
Ariana Grande
Bjork
Courtney Barnett
Meghan Trainor – WILL WIN
Lana Del Rey – SHOULD WIN

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal – WILL WIN
Major Lazer
Tame Impala – SHOULD WIN
U2

The 2016 BRIT Awards will be held at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday 24th February. There’s TV coverage from 8pm on ITV, hosted by Ant and Dec. There’ll be performances from Adele, Coldplay, Jess Glynne and others, and the British music industry will provide its own farewell to the late star David Bowie.

Alex Nicholson

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