The 2022 BRIT Award nominations have been announced, with Adele, Ed Sheeran, Little Simz and Dave up for four trophies each. UMG leads with 29 entries (some of which are shared). Others up for multiple awards include Sam Fender, Central Cee and David Guetta, each of whom is nominated for three. Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are up for two apiece.

Universal already counts a winner in Holly Humberstone, who was recently named BRITs Rising Star, adding to its tally of 29, which rises to 32 total when you count her alongside Rising Star nominees Bree Runway and Lola Young.

Humberstone’s label, Polydor, enjoys 15 noms, Warner has 25 and Sony 22. There are nine purely independent releases/artists on the list.

The sizable tally spans four new genre awards (which will be decided via a public vote) as well as a rule change that allows featured artists on tracks eligible for Song of the Year and the new International Song of the Year category to be counted as nominees in their own right. As a result, more female artists than in any previous year have gotten the nod.

2022 BRITs Chair and Polydor Co-President Tom March said, "The list is a true testament to the power and vibrancy of British and international music right now. It's great to see so many of the artists that have defined this year being recognized, all displaying enormous talent and creativity.”

The winners will be announced at the BRIT Awards show in London on 2/8 at The O2 Arena, at which time additional statuettes will be handed out for Producer and Songwriter of the Year (the nominations in those categories will be revealed in January).

We've handily provided a full list of the nominees below.

Artist of the Year

Adele (Columbia)
Dave (NBR/UMG)
Ed Sheeran (Atlantic)
Little Simz (Age 101/AWAL)
Sam Fender (Polydor)


Coldplay (Parlophone)
D-Block Europe (D-Block Europe/UMG)
Little Mix (RCA)
London Grammar (Ministry of Sound)
Wolf Alice (Dirty Hit)

MasterCard Album of the Year

Adele, 30
Dave, We're All Alone in This Together
Ed Sheeran, =
Little Simz, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Sam Fender, Seventeen Going Under

Song of the Year

A1 & J1, “Latest Trends” (EMI)
Adele, “Easy on Me”
Anne-Marie/KSI/Digital Farm Animals, “Don't Play” (Asylum/BMG)
Becky Hill & David Guetta, “Remember” (Polydor/Parlophone)
Central Cee, “Obsessed With You” (ADA)
Dave f/Stormzy, “Clash”
Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart (PNAU Mix)” (EMI/Warner Records)
Glass Animals, “Heat Waves” (Polydor)
Joel Corry/Raye/David Guetta, “Bed” (Asylum/Platoon/Parlophone)
KSI, “Holiday” (BMG)
Nathan Evans/220Kid/Billen Ted, “Wellerman” (Polydor)
Riton x Nightcrawlers f/Mufasa & Hypeman, “Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit)” (Ministry of Sound)
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions, “Body” (Atlantic)
Tom Grennan, “Little Bit of Love” (Insanity)

Best New Artist

Central Cee
Griff (Warner Records)
Joy Crookes (Insanity)
Little Simz
Self Esteem (Fiction)

Rock, Alternative

Coldplay (Parlophone)
Glass Animals
Sam Fender
Tom Grennan
Wolf Alice

Hip Hop, Grime, Rap

AJ Tracey (Revenge Records)
Central Cee
Ghetts (Warner Records)
Little Simz


Becky Hill (Polydor)
Calvin Harris (Columbia)
Fred again.. (Atlantic)
Joel Corry (Asylum)
Raye (Platoon)

Pop, R&B

Dua Lipa (Warner Records)
Ed Sheeran
Joy Crookes

International Artist

Billie Eilish (Polydor/Interscope)
Doja Cat (Ministry of Sound)
Lil Nas X (RCA)
Olivia Rodrigo (Polydor/Geffen)
Taylor Swift (EMI)

International Group

ABBA (Polydor)
BTS (Big Hit/Polydor)
Måneskin (Columbia)
Silk Sonic/Bruno Mars/Anderson. Paak (Atlantic)
The War on Drugs (Atlantic)

International Song of the Year

ATB/Topic/A7S, “Your Love (9PM)” (EMI/Positiva)
Billie Eilish, “Happier Than Ever”
Ckay Love, “Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Parlophone)
Doja Cat f/SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Drake f/Lil Baby, “Girls Want Girls” (OVO/Republic)
Galantis/Guetta/Little Mix, “Heartbreak Anthem” (Atlantic/RCA)
Jonasu, “Black Magic” (3 Beat)
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay” (EMI/RCA)
Lil Nas X, MONTERO “(Call Me By Your Name)” (RCA)
Lil Tjay & 6LACK, “Calling My Phone” (Columbia/Polydor/Interscope)
Måneskin, “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U”
Polo G, “Rapstar” (Columbia)
Tiësto, “The Business” (Atlantic)
The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears” (Republic/XO)