Thursday, January 12, 2012

The BRIT Awards 2012 - nominees

The nominees for the BRIT Awards were announced today.

Leading with 4 nominations was Ed Sheeran. He picked up mentions for British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, British Single (The A Team) and British Album (+). His competitors for Male Solo Artist are James Blake, James Morrison, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Professor Green.

Adele was not far behind with three nominations. She received nods for British Female Solo Artist, British Single (Someone Like You) and British Album (21). Jessie J also received three nominations for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and British Single (She Makes Me Wanna). Rounding out the Female Solo Artist category are Florence & the Machine, Kate Bush and Laura Marling,

Canada's Feist is nominated for International Female Solo Artist. She competes against Beyoncé, Bjork, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

Last year, Canada's Arcade Fire led the winners with 2 awards.

The ceremony for this year's BRIT Awards will take place at London's O2 Arena on February 21.


The BRIT Awards 2012 nominees

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist
Florence & the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status

British Single
Adele - Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Example - Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J ft Bob - Price Tag
JLS ft Dev - She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are
Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott - All About Tonight
The Wanted - Glad You Came

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Adele - 21
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran - +
Florence & 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
Lady Gaga

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

Critics Choice
1st - Emeli Sandé
2nd - Maverick Sabre
3rd - Michael Kiwanuka

British Producer
Paul Epworth
Ethan Johes

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