The news comes after the release of England’s 'roadmap' out of lockdown, which predicts that the government will remove all legal limits on social contact by June.
Universal Music UK called Stormzy “a once in a generation artist.”
Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Laura Marling, Lanterns On The Lake and Charli XCX are also included in those in contention.
Her Motown EP will be released on August 7. Watch the first episode of her behind-the-scenes documentary now.
Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Rage Against The Machine have also been confirmed as this year's headlining acts.
The winners will be revealed next month at the annual awards ceremony, which is due to take place at London’s The O2 on 18 February.
The first raft of acts also includes performances from Liam Gallagher, Janet Jackson, George Ezra, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala.
Sam Smith, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa have been announced to appear at the 2018 BRIT Awards which takes place on 21 February