Sam Smith leads the nominations for this year's Brit Awards with five nods, while Ed Sheeran and George Ezra have four nominations each.
However, it had not gone unnoticed that there is a lack of diversity amongst this year's nominees. There are no women nominated for a best album Brit at this year's awards, or in the Critic’s Choice shortlist and there is only one female musician in the Best British Group category. Urban artists are not widely represented.
DJ and broadcaster Eddie Adoo and journalist and broadcaster Sam Dowler joined Headline London to debate whether the Brits need an overhaul. In heated a heated exchange, the pair clash heads over what the awards should represent, whether the Brits reflect British society and whether the judges have long been completely out of touch.