And so the success of James Blake continues. Following on from winning the Mercury Prize last year – an outcome that nobody seemed to bet on, least of all Blake – he's been nominated for a Brit award.
Getting a nod in the Best Male Solo Artist category, Blake is up against stiff competition, such as Tom Odell, Jake Bugg, and David Bowie, probably the only time that Bowie will ever be categorized alongside Tom Odell.
In other James Blake news, he is going to move in with Chance The Rapper. The Chicago rapper spoke to NME recently and said that they'll be roommates in LA, planning to turn their house into a "compound" and collaborate on music "almost every day". In Chance's words, "We're getting a compound so we figure we might invite people round to the crib and make some music in the house, then kick them out and bring in some new people."
You can check the full list of Brit nominations below. Further folks up for Brits include the usual suspects (Ellie Goulding, Jessie J) and lively young boys Disclosure. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on February 19th 2014.
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
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
International Female Solo Artist
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Flood and Alan Moulder
Winner: Sam Smith
Also nominated: Ella Eyre, Chloe Howl