International Male Solo Artist nominations announced

Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

This year sees Irish singer-songwriter Hozier battle it out with the Americans as he takes on Beck, Jack White, John Legend and Pharrell Williams to win the award for International Male Solo Artist.

Jack White has previously been nominated for six BRIT Awards; four times as part of The White Stripes, in 2004, 2006 and 2008, once as part of The Raconteurs in 2007 and in this very category in 2013 as a solo artist. His only win in six nominations was his first; International Group for The White Stripes in 2004.

Nominee Beck was previously named International Male Solo Artist back in 2000, when he beat Eminem, Moby, Ricky Martin and Will Smith. Will he take home a trophy in the same category 15 years later?!

This year marks both John Legend and Hozier’s first BRITs nominations. Remarkably, this is also Pharrell’s first year as a BRITs nominee, though he performed at last year’s ceremony and - alongside Kylie Minogue - presented the award for this category (to winner Bruno Mars).

The BRIT Awards 2015 take place at London’s O2 Arena on 25 February and will be broadcast live on ITV at 8pm GMT. See all the nominations here.