His words were echoed by fellow nominee Jax Jones whose track, You Don't Know Me, featuring Raye, faces competition from Payne in the best British single category.
Foo Fighters - who will perform at the 38th Brits next month - are nominated for best global group alongside fellow U.S. acts Haim, The Killers and LCD Soundsystem, as well as Canadian group Arcade Fire.
He's up against Rag'N'Bone Man, last year's most successful debut artist, who's nominated for the single Human, British Male Solo Artist and British Album for the million-selling Human. This year saw Dua Lipa's incredible single "New Rules" hold the #1 spot for 2 weeks, spend 7 weeks and counting in the top 5, become gold certified and break 270,000,000 views with the official music video.
The best British band nominees are Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and The xx.
Now, Dua Lipa will be performing the song, along with all her other hits in our very own Abu Dhabi!
The victor of the British Artist Video award will be decided by the public, with one of the 10 acts eliminated each week until there are only five left on the night of the awards.
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Durbin, a key negotiator in DACA talks, recounted the meeting on MSNBC Friday, saying, "He said, 'Haitians". He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.
Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn are up against each other in the British Artist Video category, an award they won together four times as One Direction.
Foo Fighters - who are confirmed to perform at this year's ceremony - are up against Arcade Fire, The Killers, LCD Soundstyem and HAIM for best worldwide band.
Returning nominees for 2018 include Laura Marling, who now has five nominations including one win, Foo Fighters (seven nominations with four wins) Bjork (nine nominations including four wins) and Beck (10 nominations including three wins). Zara Larsson) - Symphony Liam Payne (feat.
The BRIT Awards 2018 take place at London's O2 Arena on 21 February and will be broadcast live on ITV.