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Ed Sheeran's record-breaking third album Divide has been nominated for the Brits album of the year prize.

Sheeran's Divide album emulated Dua Lipa's score minus the breakthrough act, which he no longer qualifies for.

Dua Lipa's "New Rules", Rag N Bone Man's "Human", Jonas Blue's "Mama" and Jax Jones' "You Don't Know Me" are also nominated.

Gorillaz, the xx, Liam Gallagher, Sampha, Wolf Alice, Stormzy, Kate Tempest, Harry Styles and Jessie Ware are among the British musicians up for awards.

The Brit Awards were a year ago dominated by David Bowie, who won two posthumous awards for best solo artist and best album for "Blackstar".

And former One Direction star Payne was nominated for best single and video for Strip That Down, which has now been a hit in Britain, Australia and United States.

Taylor Swift, Pink, Lorde, Alicia Keys and Björk were all nominated for best worldwide female, with Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino (the stage name for Donald Glover), Beck and DJ Khaled nominated for best global male.

Foo Fighters - who will perform at the 38th Brits next month - are nominated for best global group alongside fellow U.S. acts Haim, The Killers and LCD Soundsystem, as well as Canadian group Arcade Fire.

At the ceremony to announce the nominations, Jorja Smith was also revealed as the victor of the 2018 critics' choice BRIT Award.

Dua Lipa arrives for the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London February 22, 2017.

East London rapper J Hus and platinum-selling songwriter Rag'n'Bone Man have three nominations apiece, including for best album, while Stormzy's Gang Signs and Prayer is also nominated.

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