This year's Brit Award nominations features a few surprises...
The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.
Sam Smith leads nominations
Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.
Jess Glynne has defended Ed Sheeran amidst backlash over topping the BBC Radio 1Xtra Power List and doesn't think urban music should be ''about race''.
Jess Glynne doesn't think urban music should be ''about race''.
The 'Right Here' singer has defended Ed Sheeran against backlash after he topped BBC Radio 1Xtra's Power List - which celebrates ''the most important U.K. artists on the current black and urban music scene'' - and doesn't think the urban genre should be about the colour of one's skin.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''To be honest with you, it's a genre of music, it's not about race. He's got f***ing good songs and he's a wicked artist. That's what he loves and that's what he does.
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