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BRIT Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sand? and Alt-J lead the nominations for the 2013?BRIT Awards, which were announced today at a launch event at the Savoy Hotel in central London.

The awards will be handed out at London’s O2 arena on 20 February.

The ceremony will be hosted by actor James Corden and will feature performances from Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Mumford and Sons, Ben Howard and One Direction.

The official 2013 BRIT Award Nominations are…

British Breakthrough Act Nominees
Top 5 selected by Voting Academy. Winner identified by public vote promoted by brits.co.uk and BBC Radio 1.
? Alt-J (Infectious Music)
? Ben Howard (Island / Universal Music)
? Jake Bugg (Mercury / Universal Music)
? Jessie Ware (Island / PMR / Universal Music)
? Rita Ora (Columbia / Roc Nation / Sony Music)

British Female Solo Artist Nominees:
? Amy Winehouse (Island / Universal Music)
? Bat for Lashes (Parlophone / EMI Music)
? Emeli Sand? (Virgin / EMI Music)
? Jessie Ware (Island / PMR / Universal Music)
? Paloma Faith (RCA / Sony Music)

British Group Nominees:
? Alt-J (Infectious Music)
? Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)
? Muse (Helium 3 / Warner Bros / Warner Music)
? One Direction (Syco / Sony Music)
? The xx (Young Turks / XL / Beggars)

British Live Act Nominees:
? Coldplay (Parlophone / EMI Music)
? Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)
? Muse (Helium 3 / Warner Bros / Warner Music)
? The Rolling Stones (Polydor / Universal Music)
? The Vaccines (Columbia / Sony Music)

British Male Solo Artist Nominees:
? Ben Howard (Island / Universal Music)
? Calvin Harris (Columbia / Sony Music)
? Olly Murs (Epic / Sony Music)
? Richard Hawley (Parlophone / EMI Music)
? Plan B (679 / Atlantic / Warner Music)

BRITs Global Success Award
The winner of this Award will be announced at the Show on Wednesday 20th February.

British Producer of the Year Nominees:
In association with The MPG Awards Identified by a panel overseen by MPG.
? Damon Albarn
? Jake Gosling
? Paul Epworth

British Single Top fifteen British singles based on the biggest sales success in 2012.
With Capital FM and iTunes.
? Adele ?Skyfall? (XL Recordings / XL / Beggars)
? Alex Clare ?Too Close? (Island / Universal Music)
? Coldplay & Rihanna ?Princess of China? (Parlophone / EMI Music)
? DJ Fresh Ft Rita Ora ?Hot Right Now? (Ministry of Sound / Ministry of Sound Group)
? Emeli Sand? ?Next To Me? (Virgin / EMI Music)
? Florence & The Machine ?Spectrum? (Island / Universal Music)
? James Arthur ?Impossible? (Syco Music / Sony Music)
? Jessie J ?Domino? (Island / Lava / Universal Music)
? Labrinth Ft Emeli Sand? ?Beneath Your Beautiful? (Syco Music / Sony Music)
? Olly Murs Ft Flo Rida ?Troublemaker? (Epic / Sony Music)
? Rita Ora Ft Tinie Tempah ?R.I.P.? (Columbia / Roc Nation / Sony Music)
? Rizzle Kicks ?Mama Do The Hump? (Island / Universal Music)
? Robbie Williams ?Candy? (Island / Universal Music)
? Rudimental Ft John Newman ?Feel The Love? (Asylum / Black Butter / Warner Music)
? Stooshe ?Black Heart? (Future Cut / Qworks / Warner Bros / Warner Music)

Special Recognition Award Winner:
War Child UK

Critics? Choice Award :
In association with War Child Identified by a panel made up of media music critics.
? Tom Odell (Columbia / Sony Music) – Winner
? AlunaGeorge (Island / Universal Music)
? Laura Mvula (RCA / Sony Music)

International Female Solo Artist Nominees:
? Alicia Keys (RCA / Sony Music)
? Cat Power (Matador / XL / Beggars)
? Lana Del Rey (Polydor / Universal Music)
? Rihanna (Def Jam / Universal Music)
? Taylor Swift (Mercury / Universal Music)

International Group Nominees:
? Alabama Shakes (Rough Trade / XL / Beggars)
? The Black Keys (Nonesuch / Warner Music)
? Fun (Atlantic / Fuelled By Ramen / Warner Music)
? The Killers (Vertigo / Universal Music)
? The Script (Epic / Phonogenic / Sony Music)

International Male Solo Artist Nominees:
? Bruce Springsteen (Columbia / Sony Music)
? Frank Ocean (Def Jam / Universal Music)
? Gotye (Island / Universal Music)
? Jack White (XL Recordings / XL / Beggars)
? Michael Buble (Reprise / Warner Music)

Mastercard British Album of the Year Nominees:
Supported by The Sun Bizarre Column
? Alt-J ?An Awesome Wave? (Infectious Music)
? Emeli Sand? ?Our Version Of Events? (Virgin / EMI Music)
? Mumford & Sons ?Babel? (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)
? Paloma Faith ?Fall To Grace? (RCA / Sony Music)
? Plan B ?Ill Manors? (679 / Atlantic / Warner Music)

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