Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa Lead Brit Award Nominations

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa, 22, has five nominations including best British female solo artist, where she will battle it out against 2015 victor Paloma Faith, rapper-poet Kate Tempest, Jessie Ware and Laura Marling.

He already has six wins and 17 nominations as part of Oasis, including an Outstanding Contribution to Music Award in 2007 and BRITs Album of 30 Years in 2010, but this is his first ever nomination as a solo artist.

J Hus and Rag'n'Bone Man have three each, while there are two nominations each for Stormzy, Loyle Carner, Little Mix and Clean Bandit.

The former One Direction singer, who has been nominated for two BRIT Awards for his debut solo single Strip That Down, said he has been working on a little display area in the home he shares with fellow successful singer Cheryl Tweedy where they can display all the awards they have won for their music.

Taylor Swift, Lorde, Bjork, Pink and Alicia Keys are up for best global female, while Childish Gambino, Beck, DJ Khaled, Drake and Kendrick Lamar are up for best worldwide male.

Foo Fighters - who will perform at the 38th Brits next month - are nominated for best global group alongside fellow USA acts Haim, The Killers and LCD Soundsystem, as well as Canadian group Arcade Fire. "This is where I am from so it it's extra special".

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He was not ready to do that anymore. "As I said, I like Phil, he is a fantastic player and his behaviour [was good]. You have to move on though and Liverpool will always be Liverpool ".

"I love solo life".

'We all needed a break, it got a bit insane at one point.

Jones added: "But for us, the way our radio is set up... every genre is getting a chance and that is what makes it so cool and we always have this lo-fi rustic sound no matter where, it's not too polished".

Noel hit number one with his latest High Flying Birds album Who Built the Moon? in November, but he sold less units than Liam during his first week, with just 78,000.

The 22-year-old's self-titled album won the most nods, including British female solo artist, british single, album of the year, video of the year and breakthrough act. "I don't think it's really my time". "There's lots more to come in 2018 from all of us and I will do my best to make it another memorable year!"

The BRIT Awards will take place on 21 February at London's O2 Arena.

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