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Paloma Faith slams the Brit Awards over lack of female performers

Paloma Faith slams the Brit Awards over lack of female performers

Breakthrough pop star Dua Lipa leads the nominations for this year's Brit Awards, collecting five nods including best British female solo artist.

Rag'N'Bone Man took a different tack, tweeting he was "rooting" for Liam Gallagher in the best British male artist prize for which they are both nominated.

And he's no doubt hoping to add the awards for Best British Artist Video of the Year and British Single of the Year to the display, as he admitted that he's pretty chuffed to be nominated so early into his solo career.

Dua Lipa is also among four artists whose first full-length studio albums have been nominated.

Two-time victor of the category Ed is set to go head-to-head with the four first time nominees, including Liam, who has been a previous victor with Oasis but is celebrating his first solo nomination.

Dua Lipa's "New Rules", Rag N Bone Man's "Human", Jonas Blue's "Mama" and Jax Jones's "You Don't Know Me" are also nominated.

The south London musician - who frequently references his mum, Jean, on his debut album - was shortlisted in the best British solo male and best breakthrough artist categories.

August 2016 shows British Kosovan singer Dua Lipa performing at her first concert held in her hometown Pristina at the Germia National Park in front of more than twenty thousand people
In the solo male category Sheeran faces former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher Stormzy London rapper Loyle Carner and Rag'N'Bone Man

Harry Styles's Sign Of The Times, Liam Payne's Strip That Down and Zayn and Taylor Swift's I Don't Wanna Live Forever all earn nominations.

Foo Fighters - who will perform at the 38th Brits next month - are nominated for best global group alongside fellow United States acts Haim, The Killers and LCD Soundsystem, as well as Canadian group Arcade Fire.

'I built this little bar, well I bought the tools, ' Liam told Bang Showbiz.

'We all needed a break, it got a bit insane at one point. "I don't think we will win this year because of the contenders also nominated". "Lol how is this real.I can't believe it!"

J Hus and Rag'n'Bone man have three nods each, while Stormzy, Loyle Carner, Little Mix and Clean Bandit have two. "There's lots more to come in 2018 from all of us and I will do my best to make it another memorable year!"

The winners from all categories will be announced at the ceremony on February 21 at London's O2 Arena.

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