Meanwhile Ed Sheeran, who smashed records this year with the release of his third album divide, faces stiff competition in the best British male category, going head-to-head with Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Ran N Bone Man and Loyle Carner.
In the best British band category, the return of Damon Albarn's Gorillaz sees the animated outfit nominated alongside London Grammar, Wolf Alice, The xx and Royal Blood.
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Members of his IMN group have staged series of processions across the northern states demanding the release of their leaders.
Singer-songwriter Sampha, who won the Mercury Prize previous year, competes with Dua Lipa and rappers J Hus, Loyle Carner and Dave in the British breakthrough act category.
In the worldwide categories, Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Drake, LCD Soundsystem, HAIM, Arcade Fire, Alice Wolf, The Killers, and Alicia Keys have been nominated.
The BRIT Awards will take place on 21 February at London's O2 Arena. Grime star Stormzy, singer Rag'N'Bone Man and rapper, J Hus, join her and Sheeran for the best album prize.
Foo Fighters - who will perform at the 38th Brits next month - are nominated for best worldwide group alongside fellow United States acts Haim, The Killers and LCD Soundsystem, as well as Canadian group Arcade Fire.