Dublin singer Dermot Kennedy has been nominated for a Brit Award for best International male solo artist.

The singer said on social media: "I'm a #BRITs nominated artist!!! What a journey this has been so far, from busking on the streets of Dublin to selling out shows all over the world, and then to achieving the biggest selling debut album of the year in the UK by an international male artist."

The Outnumbered singer started off 2020 with the first Number 1 of the new decade on the Official Irish Albums Chart this week.

After selling out shows at the 3Arena in December, the 27-year-old rising star is set to play Dublin's Malahide Castle on Friday June 16 and Irish Independent Park in Cork on Saturday June 27.

Kennedy is up against Bruce Springsteen, Post Malone, Burna Boy and Tyler, The Creator for the Brit award. 

How Irish acts have fared at the Brit awards

U2 have been nominated 20 times, winning seven times, three of which were back to back.

Westlife were nominated for six, winning two.

Sinead O'Connor won one.

Enya was nominated four times but never won.

Damien Rice was nominated twice

The Cranberries were nominated twice

The Corrs were nominated twice and won one

Boyzone were nominated twice

Once nominated Irish acts include B*Witched, The Script, Ronan Keating, and The Thrills.

The ceremony will be on Tuesday, February 18. 

Here is the full list of nominees:


Male solo artist
Harry Styles
Lewis Capaldi
Dave
Michael Kiwanuka
Stormzy


Female solo artist
Mabel
Freya Ridings
FKA Twigs
Charli XCX
Mahalia


Song of the year
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber - I Don't Care
Mabel - Don't Call Me Up
Calvin Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man - Giant
Dave featuring Burna Boy - Location
Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
AJ Tracey - Ladbroke Grove
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
Tom Walker - Just You And I
Sam Smith and Normani - Dancing With A Stranger
Stormzy - Vossi Bop


Album
Stormzy - Heavy Is The Head
Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
Dave - Psychodrama
Harry Styles - Fine Line

Group
Coldplay
Foals
Bring Me The Horizon
D Block Europe
Bastille


New artist
Aitch
Lewis Capaldi
Dave
Mabel
Sam Fender

International male solo artist
Bruce Springsteen
Burna Boy
Tyler, The Creator
Dermot Kennedy
Post Malone


International female solo artist
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Camila Cabello
Lana Del Rey
Lizzo 

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