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Ant and Dec will hosts 2016 Brit Awards. Leon Neal/Getty

Adele returned to the charts in November with the record-breaking album 25 after a four-year hiatus and if the 2016 Brit Award nominations are anything to go by, her hard work has paid off. The Hello hit maker is up for four nominations at the ceremony next month.

The 27-year-old star's hit record has earned her a nod for best British album, while she will go head-to-head with Florence + the Machine, Jess Glynne, and Laura Marling and Amy Winehouse (posthumous) for best British female. She is also in the running to take home best single and video. Considering the phenomenal performance of the record – which shifted 2.5 million copies in the UK in its first six weeks – she is expected to clean up in all categories.

Alongside the expected stack of nominations for Adele, there were also some notable surprises. Eagles of Death Metal, whose Paris concert was targeted by terrorists in November 2015, could walk away with the international group award and pop trio Years & Years and singer-songwriter James Bay have also been nominated for four awards each. Australian stars Tame Impala and ​​Courtney Barnett bring the international flavour with nods for international group and International female respectively.

The 2016 Brit awards are set to take place at London's O2 Arena on 24 February. The star-studded event will feature performances from acts including Little Mix, The Weeknd, Adele, Justin Bieber and Coldplay.

Fans can also expect a tribute to David Bowie, following his tragic death on 10 January, with organisers promising a "fitting tribute to one of our greatest icons". Back in 2014, the Lazarus star become the oldest ever recipient of a Brit Award when he was named best British male. In true Bowie style he sent model Kate Moss to pick up the statuette in his place.

Brit Awards 2016 Nominations in Full

British Male Solo Artist

  • Aphex Twin
  • Calvin Harris
  • James Bay
  • Jamie XX
  • Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist

  • Adele
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Jess Glynne
  • Laura Marling

British Group

  • Blur
  • Coldplay
  • Foals
  • One Direction
  • Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • James Bay
  • Jess Glynne
  • Wolf Alice
  • Years & Years

British Album of the Year

  • 25 (Adele)
  • A Head Full Of Dreams (Coldplay)
  • How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Florence + the Machine)
  • In Colour (Jamie XX)
  • Chaos and the Calm (James Bay)

British Producer of the Year

  • Charlie Andrew
  • Mark Ronson
  • Mike Crossey
  • Tom Dalgety

The fan-voted British Single of the Year

  • Adele – Hello
  • Calvin Harris and Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
  • Ed Sheeran and Rudimental – Bloodstream
  • Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  • James Bay – Hold Back the River
  • Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
  • Little Mix – Bad Magic
  • Olly Murs ft Demi Lovato – Up
  • Philip George – Wish You Were Mine
  • Years & Years – King

The fan voted British Artist Video of the Year

  • Adele – Hello
  • Calvin Harris and Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
  • Ed Sheeran – Photograph
  • Jessie J – Flashlight
  • Little Mix – Black Magic
  • Naughty Boy ft Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin – Runnin' (Lose it All)
  • One Direction – Drag Me Down
  • Sam Smith – Writing's on the Wall
  • Years & Years – King

International Male Solo Artist

  • Drake
  • Father John Misty
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Björk
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Meghan Trainor

International Group

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • Major Lazer
  • Tame Impala
  • U2 Island