The nominations for the Brit Awards 2015 have been announced, and Wicklow native Hozier is in the running for the International Male Solo Artist gong.

He is up against Beck, Jack White, John Legend and Pharrell Williams to pick up the award.

Sam Smith leads the way with nods in five categories, including Best Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and British Single for Stay With Me.

Ed Sheeran and George Ezra follow shortly behind him with four nominations each.

The Brit Awards 2015, hosted by Ant & Dec, will take place on February 25.

Take a look at the full list of nominations below.

British Male Solo Artist
Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

British Female Solo Artist
Ella Henderson
FKA twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith

British Group
alt-J
Clean Bandit
Coldplay
One Direction
Royal Blood

British Breakthrough Act
CHVRCHES
FKA twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith

Critics' Choice
George The Poet
James Bay -WINNER
Years & Years

British Single
Calvin Harris - Summer
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne - Rather Be
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - I Got U
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson - Ghost
George Ezra - Budapest
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - My Love
Sam Smith - Stay with Me
Sigma - Nobody to Love

British Video
Calvin Harris - Summer
Charli XCX - Boom Clap
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - I Got U
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
One Direction - You and I
Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - My Love
Sam Smith - Stay with Me
Sigma - Nobody to Love

MasterCard British Album of the Year
alt-J - This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran - x
George Ezra - Wanted on Voyage
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

British Producer of the Year
Flood
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

International Male Solo Artist
Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist
Beyonce
Lana Del Rey
Sia
St Vincent
Taylor Swift

International Group
5 Seconds of Summer
The Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters
The War on Drugs