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Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 BRIT Awards: The Nominees

Hmmmm. Not the most exciting year for nominees, though there are a few gems — Lana Del Rey for International Breakthrough Act, Emeli Sande for British Breakthrough Act (she's also the previously-announced recipient of this year's Critics' Choice Award) and...uh...well, that's about it.

Performers announced today for the February 21 ceremony, to be held at London's 02 Arena, include Adele, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran (who has the most nominations — four), Florence + The Machine, Noel Gallagher and Rihanna.

Has the BRITs finally become as snoozy as the its American counterpart'?


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 feat. B.o.B, “Price Tag”
JLS feat. Dev, “She Makes Me Wanna”
Military Wives/Gareth Malone, “Wherever You Are”
Olly Murs feat. 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 Jones

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  • At 3:28 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Don't they just nominate Bjork in that category every year (not that I'm complaining). Good on them for recognizing the boys from Blur, though...not a day goes by that I don't spin at least a couple Blur tunes! Also, Damon is kind of a hottie...always has been...a brat, but a hottie...

  • At 4:53 PM, Anonymous stampy said…

    Will Young releases one of the best pop albums of last year and he gets snubbed!

  • At 10:02 AM, Blogger dishy said…

    I am so ashamed to say I have no Will Young and I am getting pounded on all sides by his worshippers so I guess it is time to get on board!

  • At 6:36 PM, Blogger Todd said…

    Yeah, no Will Young! Hmph.
    And One Direction gets a nod! LOL yay

  • At 12:56 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Will Young put out one of my three favorite pop albums of 2011, so I agree that it sucks he was overlooked. And yet, Jessie J gets lauded with nominations...?!?


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