Just this afternoon we were asking “Who is Bastille?” after the British pop-rockers (pictured) were announced as SNL’s musical guest for 1/25. Here’s more Bastille news for you: The band behind the breakout hit “Pompeii” matches Disclosure for the most Brit Awards nominations with four. The two groups are up against each other for all four of those categories, including British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single, and British Album Of The Year.

Also of note: Rudimental and Ellie Goulding each nabbed three nods, while David Bowie and One Direction garnered two nominations a piece. International nominees include Arcade Fire, Drake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.

The Brits, the UK’s version of the Grammys, are going down 2/19 at London’s O2 Arena. Here’s the full list of nominations, via Billboard:

British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

British Breakthrough Act
Laura Mvula
London Grammar
Tom Odell

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
One Direction

British Single
Bastille, Pompeii
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding, I Need Your Love
Disclosure ft AlunaGeorge – White Noise
Ellie Goulding, Burn
John Newman, Love Me Again
Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith, La La La
Olly Murs, Dear Darling
One Direction, One Way Or Another
Passenger, Let Her Go
Rudimental ft Ella Eyre, Waiting All Night

British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys, AM
Bastille, Bad Blood
David Bowie, The Next Day
Disclosure, Settle
Rudimental, Home

International Male Solo Artist
Bruno Mars
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist
Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

International Group
Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

British Producer
Ethan Johns
Flood and Alan Moulder
Paul Epworth

Critics’ Choice
Winner: Sam Smith
Also nominated: Ella Eyre, Chloe Howl

Comments (4)
  1. Are you guys NEW? New to music?

    Was that a joke, who is Bastille? Not only were they one of the biggest breakout bands on 2013, they have had not one but 5 #1 worldwide hits with Pompeii, Things We Lost In The Fire, Bad Blood, Laura Palmer and currently with Of The Night, their mash up of Rhythm is the Dancer & Rhythm of The Night.

    All anyone has talked about all year on every and any blog, music site and video show has been Disclosuer and Bastille. At least Bastille seem to have real teeth behind their lyrics and production. Don’t get me wrong, love the Disclosure album but it’s dance fluff where the Bastille album is turning out to not only be ground breaking but one of the best albums of the decade. So again I ask, what F*cking cave have you guys been living in?

    • Mateeeee, that Bastille album in monotonous as fuck and majorly disappointing. Dan and the crew basically found out that they can do some decent ‘anthemic’ tracks so stuck to that throughout the WHOLE album. This is coming from someone who seen them live a whole year before they blew up.

      And you just called Disclosure ‘dance fluff’, holy shit.

  2. Two words: One Direction.

    Actually, I’m rooting for David Bowie. Go Bowie.

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