Courtney Barnett & Tame Impala Nominated In 2016 Brit Awards

16 January 2016 | 2:50 pm | Staff Writer

The Aussie musos are the sole antipodeans to crack the international ranks of the Brit-centric prizegiving

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Acclaimed Aussie artists Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala have cracked the ranks of the UK-centric Brit Awards, picking up a nomination each in the annual prizegiving's international categories, it has been announced.

Barnett scored her nomination in the category of International Female Solo Artist, staring down competition from the likes of Ariana GrandeBjorkLana Del Rey and Meghan Trainor, while Tame Impala is up against Alabama Shakes, Eagles Of Death MetalMajor Lazer and U2 for their shot at the International Group category. Unfortunately, no Aussies made the cut for International Male Solo Artist, in which DrakeFather John MistyJustin BieberKendrick Lamar and The Weeknd will battle it out for top honours.

Beyond our antipodean focus, it's clear that the big favourites heading into this year's Brit Awards are Years & YearsJames Bay and, naturally, Adele, all of whom picked up four nominations apiece, while Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne aren't that far off the mark, garnering three nominations each.

The full list of nominees is below (via Billboard). The 2016 Brit Awards will be held on Wednesday 24 February at 02 Arena, London.

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2016 Brit Awards: 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 Breakthrough Act

Catfish & the Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

Critics' Choice

Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu

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

MasterCard 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 & the Calm
Jamie XX, In Colour

British Producer of the Year

Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year

Adele, Hello
Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love
Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do
Jessie J, Flashlight
Little Mix, Black Magic
Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, Runnin (Lose It All)
One Direction, Drag Me Down
Sam Smith, Writing's On The Wall
Years & Years, King

International Male Solo Artist

Father John Misty
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