The Brit Awards are coming tonight (February 24th 2016) and so the nominations are up for this year's best British pop acts. James Bay, Years & Years and, predictably enough, Adele lead the pack with four nominations each, while Amy Winehouse gets a posthumous nod in the Best Female Artist category.

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After becoming 2015's Brits 'Critics' Choice' award winner with the release of his debut album 'Chaos and the Calm', singer-songwriter James Bay has found himself one to beat at the 2016 ceremony. He's up for British Breakthrough Act, Male Solo Artist, Mastercard's Album Of The Year and British Single with 'Hold Back The River'.

Meanwhile, his female counterpart Adele is set to make a splash after a monumentous return to form in the last few months. As well as being listed in the Female Artist category and her album '25' among the Mastercard nominees, her number one record-breaking single 'Hello' is up for both British Single and Artist Video.

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Years & Years are the main band to watch out for. Not only are these BBC Sound of 2015 winners on hand to win the Breakthrough Act and Group awards, but their number one song 'King' is named among the Best British Singles and Artist Videos.

James BayJames Bay is looking at a big win this year

Jess Glynne and Calvin Harris are also doing quite well with three nominations apiece; both for their respective singles 'Hold My Hand' and 'How Deep Is Your Love' and as Solo Artists, while Glynne also adds Breakthrough Act to her list and Harris adds Artist Video.

Mark Ronson, Jamie xx, Florence + the Machine, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix and One Direction all have two nominations each. The first two complete the Male Solo Artist category alongside Aphex Twin, and Laura Marling and Florence join the Female Solo Artist with - incredibly - the late Amy Winehouse, whose back catalogue has been re-visited in recent times with the release of candid documentary 'Amy'.

Coldplay and Foals are joined by Blur and Foals in the Groups, while more Breakthrough Acts are Catfish And The Bottlemen and Wolf Alice.

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