David Bowie Tribute and Adele's Powerhouse Pipes Set to Dominate 2016 Brit Awards

A special musical tribute to Bowie and a live performance from Adele are lined up, organizers say

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The 2016 Brit Awards are bound to be epic.

On Thursday, organizers revealed the nominations and plans for a special musical tribute to the late David Bowie and a live performance from Adele.

Making the Feb. 24 show at London’s O2 Arena even sweeter for Adele’s fans: she leads the trophy-hunting pack with four nominations.

In addition, the record-breaking singer is a hot favorite for the global success award, which is based on international sales success. This means Adele could walk away with five awards – something that’s never before been achieved.

Joining Adele with four nominations is “Hold Back The River” singer James Bay and up-and-coming pop trio Years & Years.

Calvin Harris and rising star Jess Glynne are both nominated for three awards, while Coldplay, One Direction and Ed Sheeran all have two.

Should Coldplay win both of their categories, Chris Martin‘s band will become the most successful act in Brit history in the best album and best British group categories.

In a touching development, Eagles of Death Metal are nominated for best international group. The nod news comes just two months after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Read on for the complete list of nominees.

British Male Solo Artist
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie XX
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist
Amy Winehouse
Florence + the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group
One Direction
Years & Years

British Single
Adele, “Hello”
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, “Bloodstream”
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
James Bay, “Hold Back The River”
Jess Glynne, “Hold My Hand”
Little Mix, “Black Magic”
Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato, “Up”
Philip George, “Wish You Were Mine”
Years & Years, “King”

British Album of the Year
Adele, 25
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Florence + the Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
James Bay, Chaos and the Calm
Jamie XX, In Colour

International Male Solo Artist
Father John
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala

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