Opinion - The Brit Award Predictions

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The Brit Award Nominees have been announced and Susan Omand has a stab (she gets a bit stabby at the Brits anyway) at predicting the winners...

I know, I know but it matters to some people, it gives others something to whinge about to know who's up for an award and it gives everyone a chance to remember the notable award ceremony disasters - Mick Fleetwood and Sam Fox, Michael Jackson and Jarvis Cocker, The KLF and dead sheep? Or was that last one just my imagination?

For me, I usually get that slightly smug feeling of not knowing who the hell most of the bands and singers nominated even ARE. However, I do know a few of them this year, and wish I didn't know others, so I've had a look down the list below and picked the ones that, knowing the stats of the utterly screwy process of Brit voting, will probably win (disclaimer - these are not necessarily the ones I WANT to win). There are a couple of categories open to public vote too, Best British Artist Video and Best British Breakthrough Act, so all bets are off for them but I've made a choice anyway. Let me know if you disagree with any.

The full list of nominations for the Brit Awards 2015 with  The Omand Pick (TOP - see what I did there?) are:

British Male

British Male Solo Artist: TOP - Calvin Harris (because the world loves Taylor Swift)

Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie XX
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist: TOP - Adele (obvs)

Adele
Amy Winehouse
Florence and Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group: TOP - 1D (but only because they are splitting up YAY!)

Blur
Coldplay
Foals
1D
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act: TOP  - Years & Years (yes this is a public vote so I've gone for the one I've kinda heard stuff from)

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

Single

British Single: TOP - Adele (again)

Adele - Hello
Calvin Harris and 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/Demi Lovato - Up
Phillip George - Wish You Were Mine
Years & Years - King

Mastercard British Album of Year: TOP - Adele (again again)

Adele - 25
Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay - Chaos and Calm
Jamie xx - In Colour

British Producer of Year: TOP - Charlie Andrew (tbh I've only heard of Mark Ronson so it won't be him)

Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Video of the Year: TOP - 1D (remember it's a public vote and there's a LOT of bereft teenagers at the news of them splitting up)

Adele - Hello
Calvin Harris and Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Jessie J - Flashlight
Little Mix - Black Magic
Naughty Boy ft Beyonce - Runnin’
1D - Drag Me Down
Sam Smith - Writing’s On The Wall
Years & Years - King

International Male

International Male Solo Artist: TOP - The Weeknd (because Bieber is still not cool no matter what anyone says)

Drake
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist: TOP - Meghan Trainor  (why is Bjork ALWAYS on this list? When did she actually release anything new?)

Ariana Grande
Bjork
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group: TOP - Eagles of Death Metal (See Bjork statement above and substitute in U2 for this category)

Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala
U2

Now, can we get back to some semi decent popular beat combo music please?

Images - Brit Awards Website