Ed Sheeren
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It is that time again, the Brit Awards are finally here. Some of the biggest names in music will go head-to-head for the chance to take home a black statute on 25 February.

The 2015 race to victory is male-dominated with Sam Smith blazing the trail with five nominations, including the coveted best male and album of the year.

Following James Corden's departure, our favourite TV duo Ant and Dec are on hosting duty and will be on hand to offer hilarious one-liners as music's biggest stars wait on tenterhooks to find out if all their blood, sweat and tears has paid off.

Homegrown talent such as Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran will be flying the British flag when they take to the stage, while American acts including Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Madonna will be bringing an international twist.

So will Sheeran, Smith or George Ezra come out on top? Will Rihanna join West on stage during his performance? Can the Brits finally updo the Grammys?

Tune in to ITV at 8pm GMT for all the emotional acceptance speeches, epic performances and, of course, the serial gate-crasher that is West. But until then, here is the full list of nominations:

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Damon Albarn

Ed Sheeran

George Ezra

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Ella Henderson

FKA Twigs

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen

Paloma Faith

BRITISH GROUP

Alt-J

Clean Bandit

Coldplay

One Direction

Royal Blood

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Chvrches

FKA Twigs

George Ezra

Royal Blood

Sam Smith

BRITISH SINGLE

Calvin Harris – Summer

Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne – Rather Be

Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones – I Got U

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Ella Henderson – Ghost

George Ezra – Budapest

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Route 94 ft Jess Glynne – My Love

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Sigma – Nobody To Love

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Alt-J – This Is All Yours

Ed Sheeran – X

George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (previously announced)

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory

Flood

Jake Gosling

Paul Epworth (Winner)

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Calvin Harris – Summer

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

One Direction – You & I

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Beck

Hozier

Jack White

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Beyonce

Lana Del Rey

Sia

St Vincent

Taylor Swift

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

5 Seconds of Summer

The Black Keys

First Aid Kit

Foo Fighters

The War On Drugs

CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD (previously announced)

George The Poet (Winner)

James Bay

Years & Years