Brit Awards nominations 2022: who is nominated for a music award, from Adele to Ed Sheeran - and winners odds

The most nominated stars are Adele, Ed Sheeran, Little Simz, and rapper Dave – who are each up for four gongs

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Tonight (8 February) sees the 2022 Brit Awards ceremony emanate from London’s O2 Arena, hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan, who replaces Jack Whitehall

Adele will be performing as part of the ceremony, joining Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, rapper Dave, and more.

American star Doja Cat had been scheduled to appear, but was forced to cancel her performance after members of her crew tested positive for Covid-19.

But who is nominated, and who is most likely to take home one or more gongs?

Here is everything you need to know.

Who is nominated?

The Brits has scrapped gendered categories for the 2022 awards ceremony, introducing gender-neutral gongs in their place.

Nominations this year feature the most women in more than a decade, with 18 female artists or all-women groups receiving nods; in 2000 and 2001, 18 female acts were also nominated.

The most nominated stars are Adele, Ed Sheeran, Little Simz, and Dave – who are each up for four gongs. They will compete against Sam Fender for the inaugural artist of the year award.

Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X are each up for two and will battle it out against Taylor Swift for the international artist of the year award.

Sir Elton John has received his first Brit nomination in 20 years, in the song of the year category for his collaboration with Dua Lipa – who is also nominated for the best pop/R&B act gong.

Adele with her Best British Album of the Year award on stage at the Brit Awards 2016 (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)Adele with her Best British Album of the Year award on stage at the Brit Awards 2016 (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Adele with her Best British Album of the Year award on stage at the Brit Awards 2016 (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Other nominees include Joy Crookes, Coldplay, Little Mix, Central Cee, David Guetta, and KSI.

Musician Inflo has been named as an early winner of the producer of the year award ahead of the ceremony, saying that as “the first black music producer to ever win a Brit for best producer, I feel honoured to be a part of change”.

The record producer and songwriter, whose real name is Dean Josiah Cover, has produced and co-written for some of the biggest names in British music including Adele, Little Simz and Michael Kiwanuka.

The full list of nominations is as follows:

British Album of the Year

  • Adele – 30
  • Dave – We're All Alone in This Together
  • Ed Sheeran – =
  • Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
  • Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Dave
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Little Simz
  • Sam Fender

British Group

  • Coldplay
  • D-Block Europe
  • Little Mix
  • London Grammar
  • Wolf Alice

Best British Song

  • A1 x J1 – "Latest Trends"
  • Adele – "Easy on Me"
  • Anne-Marie, KSI & Digital Farm Animals – "Don't Play"
  • Becky Hill & David Guetta – "Remember"
  • Central Cee – "Obsessed With You"
  • Dave featuring Stormzy – "Clash"
  • Ed Sheeran – "Bad Habits"
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa – "Cold Heart"
  • Glass Animals – "Heat Waves"
  • Joel Corry, RAYE & David Guetta – "Bed"
  • KSI – "Holiday"
  • Nathan Evans, 220 Kid & Billen Ted – "Wellerman (220 Kid x Billen Ted remix)"
  • Riton x Nightcrawlers featuring Mufasa & Hypeman – "Friday"
  • Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – "Body"
  • Tom Grennan – "Little Bit Of Love"

Best Pop/R&B Act

  • Adele
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Griff
  • Joy Crookes

Best Dance Act

  • Becky Hill
  • Calvin Harris
  • Fred Again
  • Joel Corry
  • Raye

Best New Artist

  • Central Cee
  • Griff
  • Joy Crookes
  • Little Simz
  • Self Esteem

Best Rock/Alternative Artist

  • Coldplay
  • Glass Animals
  • Sam Fender
  • Tom Grennan
  • Wolf Alice

Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act

  • AJ Tracey
  • Central Cee
  • Dave
  • Ghetts
  • Little Simz

International Artist of the Year

  • Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

International Group of the Year

  • ABBA
  • BTS
  • Måneskin
  • Silk Sonic
  • The War On Drugs

Best International Song

  • ATB, Topic & A7S – "Your Love (9PM)"
  • Billie Eilish – "Happier Than Ever"
  • CKay featuring Joeboy and Kuami Eugene – "Love Nwantiti Remix (Ah Ah Ah)"
  • Doja Cat featuring SZA – "Kiss Me More"
  • Drake featuring Lil Baby – "Girls Want Girls"
  • Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – "Heartbreak Anthem"
  • Jonasu – "Black Magic"
  • The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – "Stay"
  • Lil Nas X – "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)"
  • Lil Tjay & 6lack – "Calling My Phone"
  • Måneskin – "I Wanna Be Your Slave"
  • Olivia Rodrigo – "Good 4 U"
  • Polo G – "Rapstar"
  • Tiësto – "The Business"
  • The Weeknd – "Save Your Tears"

What are the odds on the winners?

At the time of writing, we’ve been unable to find any major betting sites offering odds on this year’s Brit Awards winners.

According to, it’s “difficult to imagine anyone but Adele stealing the show”, and in terms of international acts, “this may very well just be the year of Olivia Rodrigo”.

So if you do find yourself stumbling onto a site offering a betting market on the Brit Awards, those two acts would surely be fairly safe contenders.

How can I watch it on TV?

The Brit Awards 2022 ceremony will take place on Tuesday 8 February at The O2 arena in London.

It will be broadcast live on ITV and ITV Hub between 8pm and 10.30pm.

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