BRIT Awards Nominations Revealed


The nominations for the 2012 Brit Awards were revealed today (January 12th) at a launch party for the accolades in London, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Greg James. The awards ceremony is due to take place next month at the capital’s O2 Arena.

Leading the nominations is singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who is in the running for four awards including British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year. Chart-toppers Adele and Jessie J are just behind Sheeran with three nominations each, with British bands Florence and the Machine and Coldplay and American artists Aloe Blacc and Bon Iver each on two.

Nominations in full:

British Male Solo Artist

  • Ed Sheeran
  • James Blake
  • James Morrison
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist

  • Adele
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Jessie J
  • Kate Bush
  • Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Artist


  • Anna Calvi
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Jessie J
  • The Vaccines

British Group

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Chase & Status
  • Coldplay
  • Elbow
  • Kasabian

British Single

  • Adele — ‘Someone Like You’
  • Ed Sheeran — ‘The A Team’
  • Example — ‘Changed the Way You Kissed Me’
  • Jessie J — ‘Price Tag’ (feat. B.o.B.)
  • JLS — ‘She Makes Me Wanna’ (feat. Dev)
  • Military Wives & Gareth Malone — ‘Wherever You Are’
  • Olly Murs — ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ (feat. Rizzle Kicks)
  • One Direction — ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
  • Pixie Lott — ‘All About Tonight’
  • The Wanted — ‘Glad You Came’

British Album of the Year

  • Adele — 21
  • Coldplay — Mylo Xyloto
  • Ed Sheeran — +
  • Florence and the Machine — Ceremonials
  • PJ Harvey — Let England Shake

International Male Solo Artist

  • Aloe Blacc
  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars
  • David Guetta
  • Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Björk
  • Feist
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna

International Group

  • Fleet Foxes
  • Foo Fighters
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act

  • Aloe Blacc
  • Bon Iver
  • Foster the People
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Nicki Minaj

Outstanding Contribution to Music Award

  • Blur

Critics’ Choice

  1. Emeli Sandé
  2. Maverick Sabre
  3. Michael Kiwanuka

British Producer

  • Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Foster the People, Friendly Fires)
  • Flood (Glasvegas, PJ Harvey, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
  • Ethan Johns (Kaiser Chiefs, Laura Marling)

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