Lewis Capaldi and Dave lead Brit Award nominees

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lewis Capaldi and Dave have “the worlds largest” nominations for this year’s ceremony

It’ll be a battle between ballads and bangers at this year’s Brit Awards, with Lewis Capaldi and Dave pitched against each other in four lists.

The Scottish torch singer and the Streatham-born rapper are both up for best male, best immigrant, best single and album of the year at the opening ceremony, which makes plaza in London next month.

Stormzy and Mabel are the second most-nominated creators, with three apiece.

But Ed Sheeran is largely frozen out, receiving simply a single nomination.

The six-time Brit Award winner had one of last year’s most successful albums – the star-studded No. 6 Collaborations Project, which devote five weeks at number one, and selling 568,000 copies.