David Bowie, Ellie Goulding and Bastille shortlisted for the 2014 Brit Awards

Pop acts Bastille and Disclosure lead the way with four nominations each, while David Bowie is up for best British male

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David Bowie, Ellie Goulding and Bastille shortlisted for the 2014 Brit Awards
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Bastille and Disclosure are leading the way in this year's Brit Awards nominations, with four nods each. 

London based band Bastille, who are most well known for their hit single Pompeii, and Disclosure, electronic music duo Guy and Howard Lawrence, are going head to head in all four of their categories: British Group, British Breakthrough Act, British Single of the Year and British Album of the Year.

Ellie Goulding has been nominated for three awards this year. She's up for British Female Solo Artist and has been recogised twice in the shortlist for British Single of the Year. Dance act Rudimental have also found themselves up for three awards: British Group, British Breakthrough Act and British Album of the Year.

Other nominees include David Bowie, who has been nominated for Best Male Solo Artist for The Next Day 30 years after he last won the prize. The 67-year-old is up against Jake Bugg, James Blake, John Newman and Tom Odell, who are all under the age of 26.

Haim, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Olly Murs, One Direction and Passenger were also recognised on the shortlist.

The 2014 Brit Awards will take place at London's O2 on 19 February. The ceremony will be broadcast on ITV.