Canadian singer Leonard Cohen is among the five nominees in the category for best international male solo artist.
For his part, David Bowie could receive two “Brit Awards” posthumously after being placed Saturday on a final list of contenders for the awards ceremony that will take place in a month.
David Bowie, who died on January 10, 2016, was nominated for the best British male solo artist, with Craig David, Skepta and Michael Kiwanuka. He was also placed on a final list of contenders in the British album of the year for ‘Blackstar,’ released the day of his 69th birthday, two days before his death.
In 2014 Bowie won the award for best male solo artist in Britain. In his speech of thanks, then read in his absence by the supermodel Kate Moss, he had urged Scotland to remain within the United Kingdom.
Bowie qualified for a nomination after his final album ‘Blackstar’ hit the Top 40 this past year.
According to The Telegrah, the show will also feature a tribute to all the stars in the music industry who died in this past year.
The award ceremony which will be hosted by singer Michael Buble, will take place on February 22 in London in the great O2 Arena in London.