But he insists winning wouldn't really change anything.
"I've always felt the same way about awards: it'd be wonderful to actually win, it's another piece of silverware for my mum, but is it gonna change my world?
"Not really. But the nomination is very flattering. That's the recognition in itself," he said.
Craig's also up for best British urban act in this year's glitzy ceremony.
He's been nominated nine times for Brits - but never won any, in what some people see as a snub.