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One Direction and Olly Murs nominated for 2014 Brit Awards

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"The X Factor" U.K. alumni One Direction and Olly Murs have been nominated for prizes at the 2014 Brit Awards, which takes place at the O2 Arena in London on Feb. 19. The nominations were announced in London on Jan. 9, 2014. The show's host, presenters and performers are to be announced. ITV will televise the show live in the U.K. at 8 p.m. GMT.

One Direction is nominated for two prizes: Best British Group and Best British Single of the Year for "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)." [Feb. 11, 2014 update: The Brit Awards announced the nominations for Best British Video. One Direction's "Best Song Ever" is nominated.]

Murs is nominated for Best British Single of the Year for "Dear Darlin'."

With four nominations each, Bastille and Disclosure are the leading nominees for the 2014 Brit Awards.

One Direction has previously won two Brit Awards: Best British Single of the Year (for "What Makes You Beautiful") at the 2012 Brit Awards and Best Brits Global Success at the 2013 Brit Awards.

Murs has been nominated for several Brit Awards but he has not won.

Most of the categories for the Brit Awards are voted on by the public.

On "The X Factor" U.K., One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010. Murs came in second place in 2009.

Here are the nominees for the 2014 Brit Awards:

British Male Solo Artist

David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist

Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

British Group

Arctic Monkeys
One Direction

British Breakthrough Act

London Grammar
Laura Mvula
Tom Odell

British Single of the Year

Bastille, "Pompei"
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love"
Disclosure, "White Noise"
Ellie Goulding, "Burn"
John Newman, "Love Me Again"
Naughty Boy, "La, La, La"
Olly Murs, "Dear Darlin'"
One Direction, "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)"
Passenger, "Let Her Go"
Rudimental, "Waiting All Night"

MasterCard British Album of the Year

Arctic Monkeys, "AM"
Bastille, "Bad Blood"
David Bowie, "The Next Day"
Disclosure, "Settle"
Rudimental, "Home"

International Male Solo Artist

Bruno Mars
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist

Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

International Group

Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

British Video*

Ellie Goulding, "Burn"
Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love"
John Newman, "Love Me Again"
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith, "La La La"
One Direction, "Best Song Ever"

*Nominations announced on Feb. 11, 2014.


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