David Bowie tipped for posthumous Brits
David Bowie has been nominated for best British male solo artist and best British album at the 2017 Brit Awards – a year after his death.
The singer will go up against Craig David, Michael Kiwanuka and Skepta for the solo artist prize.
His final album Blackstar, released on his 69th birthday and two days before he died of cancer on 10 January 2016, will compete against Skepta’s Konnichiwa, The 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, Kano’s Made In The Manor and Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate.
Bowie won the best British male solo artist award in 2014 and in his acceptance speech, read in his absence by supermodel Kate Moss, he urged Scotland to stay in the UK.
Leonard Cohen has also been nominated for a posthumous award, competing for international male solo artist against Bon Iver, Bruno Mars, Drake and The Weeknd.
Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Anonhni, Lianne La Havas and Nao are up for the best British female solo artist category.
Radiohead are in the running for best British group award, where they face Little Mix, The 1975, Bastille and Biffy Clyro.
The best international group nominees are Drake And Future, Kings Of Leon, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, A Tribe Called Quest and Twenty One Pilots.
The international female solo artist award sees a sibling rivalry between Beyonce and Solange, who are also competing with Christine And The Queens, Rihanna and Sia.
The Brit Awards will take place on 22 February.