Adele and James Bay will lead the way at the 2016 BRIT Awards after landing four nominations apiece.

The soulful superstar's comeback hit Hello will compete for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year, while her record-breaking 25 release is in the running for British Album of the Year.

Her fourth nod is for Best Female Solo Artist, in which she will face off against Florence + The Machine, Jess Glynne, Laura Marling, and the late Amy Winehouse.

James Bay will fight for the Best Male Solo Artist honour against Mark Ronson, Jamie XX, Calvin Harris, and Aphex Twin, while he is also up for British Breakthrough Act, and will challenge Adele for British Single and British Album of the Year for Hold Back the River and Chaos & the Calm, respectively.

Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne also look set to celebrate a big night after scoring a total of three nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Drake, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, U2, and Eagles of Death Metal have all earned nods in the international categories.

The Brit Awards 2016 will take place at London's O2 Arena on 24 February (16).

The full list of nominees is:

British Male Solo Artist:
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie XX​
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist:
Adele
Amy Winehouse
Florence & the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group:
Blur
Coldplay
Foals
One Direction
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act:
Catfish & the Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

Critics' Choice:
Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu
Frances

British Single:
Adele, Hello
Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, Bloodstream
Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do
James Bay, Hold Back the River
Jess Glynne, Hold My Hand
Little Mix, Black Magic
Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato, Up
Philip George, Wish You Were Mine
Years & Years, King

MasterCard British Album of the Year:
Adele, 25
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Florence & the Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay, Chaos & the Calm
Jamie XX, In Colour

British Producer of the Year:
Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year:
Adele, Hello
Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love
Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do
Jessie J, Flashlight
Little Mix, Black Magic
Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, Runnin (Lose It All)
One Direction, Drag Me Down
Sam Smith, Writing's on the Wall
Years & Years, King

International Male Solo Artist:
Drake
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar​
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist:
Ariana Grande
Bjork
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group:
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala
U2

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