Singer Adele has bagged four nominations in this years’ Brits Awards.
The singer pulled four nominations making her lead nominations with fellow singers Pop trio Years & Years and singer-songwriter James Bay also bagging four awards each. Her multi-million-selling album 25 is up for best British album, while she has also been shortlisted for best British female, single and video.
Also in the nominations list is Eagles of Death Metal with best international group nomination.
Other acts with the most Brit Award nominations are James Bay, Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne who bagged 4, 4 and 3 nominations respectively.
Adele's nominations come after 25, her third album, sold 2.5 million copies in the UK in its first six weeks. The star is also due to perform at next month's ceremony at the O2 Arena in London.She will be favourite for best British album, which is seen as the most prestigious award of the night.
Competition for that prize will come from Coldplay, Florence and the Machine, Jamie xx and James Bay, who won the Brits' Critics' Choice award last year. Years & Years' number one King is on the shortlists for best British single and best video, while they have also been nominated for best British breakthrough act and group.
After the nominations were announced, singer Olly Alexander said: "It's really ridiculous. I don't know what's happening. It's nuts."
Bassist Mikey Goldsworthy added: "It's too much pressure. That's four times the anxiety. Sitting there and waiting for them to read the card."The best British group category has also embraced One Direction, Coldplay, Foals and Blur. It is Blur's first Brit nomination for 12 years.
Amy Winehouse has received a posthumous nomination for best British female following last year's release of the soundtrack to a documentary film about her life.