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Nominations for MasterCard British Album of the Year

Arctic Monkeys will be looking to make it a hat-trick of MasterCard British Album of the Year wins at the BRIT Awards 2014 as they’re nominated once again alongside Bastille, David Bowie, Disclosure and Rudimental.

The Sheffield band took home the Award for their first two albums Whatever People Think I Am, That’s What I’m Not and Favourite Worst Nightmare in 2007 and 2008 respectively. It’s been a six year wait for Alex Turner and co to claim their third win – and add to their four BRITs – a run they’re hoping to continue with AM on February 19 at The O2 Arena, London, where they will also open the show.

After a shock return a last year David Bowie is once again looking to add to his haul of two BRIT Awards (Best British Male, 1984 and Outstanding Contribution, 1996). He’s been recognised for his 27th studio album, The Next Day, which is remarkable when you consider the rest of the nominees have only released eight between the four of them.

Rudimental only released their first album Home this year, but it’s their second year in a row they’ve been nominated at the BRITs as Feel The Love was up for British Single last year. This is just one of a number of anthems on their record which also features exciting British talent like Ella Eyre, MNEK and John Newman – who’s been nominated for British Breakthrough Act.

Likewise, Disclosure have collaborated with a number of emerging artists on their debut record Settle, including 2014 BRITs Critics’ Choice winner Sam Smith. The two brothers – Guy and Howard Laurence – along with Rudimental have helped oversee a revival of British dance music reaching the top of the charts and causing a stir around the rest of the world.

Bad Blood
by Bastille completes the line up of nominated albums for MasterCard British Album of the Year. Fronted by Dan Smith, the band has had a meteoric rise over the past-12 months, which could end up with more than one BRIT as, like Disclosure, they’ve been nominated for four Awards.

The BRIT Awards 2014 take place at London’s O2 Arena on February 19 and will be broadcast live on ITV at 8pm GMT. Click here for a list of all the nominees.