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Sam Smith snubbed by Brit Awards as Dua Lipa makes history

The 'Too Good At Goodbyes' singer has missed out despite having the third biggest-selling record of 2017.

2018-01-14

Sam Smith might not be having a happy weekend after being overlooked at this year's Brit Awards.

The 'Too Good at Goodbyes' singer failed to pick up any nominations despite his latest record The Thrill of It All being the UK's third biggest-selling album of 2017.

There was better news for British pop starlet Dua Lipa, who made Brits history as the only female artist to ever receive five nominations.

The 22-year-old 'New Rules' singer is up for best female, best video, best single, breakthrough aritst and the coveted best album award.

Ed Sheeran scored four nominations while rapper J Hus and 'Only Human' singer Rag'n'Bone Maneach landed three.

Smith - who is set to perform at the awards ceremony at London's O2 Arena on 21 February - might not need to panic just yet, however: The Thrill of It All will still be eligible for 2019's Brits due to its November release date.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

British male solo artist
Ed Sheeran
Liam Gallagher
Loyle Carner
Rag’n’Bone Man
Stormzy

British female solo artist
Dua Lipa
Jessie Ware
Kate Tempest
Laura Marling
Paloma Faith

British group
Gorillaz
London Grammar
Royal Blood
Wolf Alice
The xx

British breakthrough act
Dave
Dua Lipa
J Hus
Loyle Carner
Sampha

British single
Calvin Harris – Feels (feat Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat Zara Larsson)
Dua Lipa – New Rules
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
J Hus – Did U See
Jax Jones - U Don’t Know Me (feat Raye)
Jonas Blue – Mama (feat William Singe)
Liam Payne – Strip That Down (feat Quavo)
Little Mix – Touch
Rag’n’Bone Man – Human

British album
Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran – ÷
J Hus – Common Sense
Rag’n’Bone Man – Human
Stormzy – Gangs Signs & Prayer

British artist video
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Calvin Harris – Feels (feat Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat Zara Larsson)
Dua Lipa – New Rules
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
Jonas Blue – Mama (feat William Singe)
Liam Payne – Strip That Down (feat Quavo)
Little Mix – Touch
Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Want to Live Forever

International male solo artist
Beck
Childish Gambino
DJ Khaled
Drake
Kendrick Lamar

International female solo artist
Alicia Keys
Björk
Lorde
Pink
Taylor Swift

International group
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Haim
The Killers
LCD Soundsystem