The nominations for the Classic BRIT Awards have been revealed

2 May 2018, 00:00

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The 2018 Classic BRIT Awards nominations have been announced, and Classic FM listeners can decide who wins the Album of the Year category.

A whole host of musical talent from across the worlds of classical, soundtracks and musicals. Leading the nominations for 2018 are Classic FM’s very own Alexander Armstrong, as well as soundtrack legend Hans Zimmer and Sheridan Smith, all of whom receive two nominations.

Rising cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will go up against the likes of tenor Jonas Kaufmann and composer Max Richter in the Male Artist category, while the Female Artist category will see the Renée Fleming nominated alongside Dame Vera Lynn and cellist Tina Guo.

Dame Vera Lynn will also receive the previously announced Lifetime Achievement award to honour her long career, while Tokio Myers will be given the Breakthrough Artist gong to mark the beginning of his.

The winner of the Classic FM Album of the Year category will be decided by listeners to Classic FM from a shortlist of ten albums, including works by André Rieu, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Roy Orbison, and Michael Ball & Alfie Boe.

Voting in the Classic FM Album of the Year category is open! Vote now >


The full list of nominations is as follows:

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Beatrice Rana
Bach/Goldberg Variations
Warner Classics/Warner

ReneĢe Fleming
Distant Light
Decca/Universal

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan
Rhino/Warner

Tina Guo
Game On
Masterworks/Sony

Dame Vera Lynn
100
Decca/Universal


MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Alexander Armstrong
In A Winter Light
Rhino/Warner

Jonas Kaufmann
L’Opera
Sony Classical/Sony

Max Richter
Three Worlds - Music From Woolf Works
DG/Decca/Universal

Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Inspiration
Decca/Universal

Tokio Myers
Our Generation
Syco Music/Sony


GROUP OF THE YEAR

2CELLOS
Score
Masterworks/Sony

Ayoub Sisters
The Ayoub Sisters
Decca/Universal

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Together Again
Decca/Universal

Cecilia Bartoli & Sol Gabetta
Dolce Duello
Decca/Universal

Jools Holland & Jose Feliciano
As You See Me Now
Rhino/Warner


SOUNDTRACK OF THE YEAR

Hans Zimmer
Dunkirk – OST
Sony Classical/Sony

Hans Zimmer/Benjamin Wallfisch
Blade Runner 2049 – OST
Epic/Sony

Hans Zimmer/Jacob Shea/David Fleming
Blue Planet II – OST
Silva Screen

John Debney/Joseph Trapanese
The Greatest Showman – OST
Atlantic/Warner

Olafur Arnalds
Broadchurch – The Final Chapter – OST
Mercury KX/Universal


CLASSIC FM ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Alexander Armstrong
In A Winter Light
East West

Andre Rieu
Amore
Decca/Universal

Bradley Walsh
When You’re Smiling
Sony Music CG

Jools Holland & Jose Feliciano
As You See Me Now
East West/Rhino

Leading Ladies
Songs From The Stage
East West/Rhino

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Together Again
Decca/Universal

RPO/Roy Orbison
A Love So Beautiful
Sony Music CG

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan
Rhino/Warner

Tokio Myers
Our Generation
Syco Music/Sony

Dame Vera Lynn
100
Decca/Universal


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dame Vera Lynn

CLASSIC BRITS BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tokio Myers

Awards to be announced at the ceremony:

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
CRITICS’ CHOICE WITH APPLE MUSIC
SOUND OF CLASSICAL 2018
CLASSIC BRITs ICON 2018

The ceremony will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 13th, and will be hosted by Classic FM’s Alexander Armstrong and Myleene Klass.