26/02/2015 – Royal Blood-Figure it Out (2014)

The results are in! How did I do…



Best Male Solo Artist


Ed Sheeran


Damon Albarn

George Ezra

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith


As I said Ed Sheeran won. 1 points


Best Female Solo Artist


Paloma Faith


Ella Hednerson

FKA twigs

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen


Another easy pick 2 for 2 so far.



British Group


Royal Blood



Clean Bandit


One Direction


3 outta 3 so far!


International Group


Foo Fighters


5 Second of Summer

Black Keys

First Aid Kit

The War on Drugs


4/4, I really should have gone to the bookies with these predictions!


British Breakthrough Act


Sam Smith



FKA twigs

George Rzra

Royal Blood


5/5, I’m really shocked!



British Album of the Year


Ed Sheeran-X


Alt-J-This is All Yours

George Ezra-Wanted on Voyage

Royal Blood-Royal Blood

Sam Smith-In the Lonely Hour






British Single of the Year


Mark RonsonUptown Funk


Calvin Harris-Summer

Clean Bandit–Rather Be

Ed Sheeran–Thinking Out Loud

Ella HendersonGhost

George EzraBudapest

Route 94My Love

Sam SmithStay with Me

SigmaNobody to Love


I went for Clean Bandit. I thought a major advertising campaign might have given them the award. 6/7


International Male Solo


Pharrell Williams




Jack White

John Legend


Never bet against the Pharell-factor… 6/8



International Female Solo


Taylor Swift



Lana Del Rey


St. Vincent


Shame St. Vincent didn’t pull this coup off, but another right result for me.




British Video


One DirectionYou & I


Calvin HarrisSummer

Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno MarsUptown Funk

Sam SmithStay with Me


Who’d have thought that Ed Sheeran learning do dance wouldn’t be the best video out of this list? 7/10


So this year I 7 right. This either shows that I have a good handle on UK Music markets, or it means I spend too much time paying attention to music I don’t care about…













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