Lewis Capaldi set for big night at Brit Awards 2020

The 23-year-old Someone You Loved singer leads the way with four nominations.

Lewis Capaldi is set for a big night at Tuesday’s Brit Awards with the Someone You Loved singer leading the way with four nominations.

The 23-year-old Scot is up for best male solo artist, song of the year, new artist of the year and album of the year.

The Glaswegian will be competing against London rapper Dave who has also been nominated in the same four categories.

Both men will also perform live at the ceremony which will be shown live on STV and closed by Sir Rod Stewart.

Also performing on the night will be teenage American pop-star Billy Eilish, rapper Stormzy and former 1D star Harry Styles.

Eilish will perform the theme song to the new Bond film for the first time.

The 18-year-old will sing the title track to No Time To Die live after releasing the single last week.

However, only four nominations out of a possible 25 in the categories which are not gender-specific feature women and there are no female performers included in the shortlists for best group or album awards.

It comes after the Brits’ voting academy underwent a major overhaul in 2017 to make it more gender balanced and diverse, with hundreds of new members invited to join the pool.

Among the women nominated, Mabel is up for the new artist and best song gongs, while Normani and Miley Cyrus have both collaborated on tracks which are also nominated for best song.

Capaldi’s track Someone You Loved features on the shortlist along with his album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which was the best-selling album of 2019.

Stormzy received three nods, with his song Vossi Bop and album Heavy Is The Head both making the shortlist.

Styles is up for two gongs in the male solo artist and best album categories.

Musicians up for the best international male award include Bruce Springsteen and Nigerian singer Burna Boy, while Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey are up for the female award.

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