Brit Awards 2012 nominations announced

Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Adele set to dominate this year's Brit Awards

Ed Sheeran has received four Brit Awards nominations, with Jessie J and Adele hot on his heels with three nods each.

The singer-songwriter is up for Best Single for The A Team, Best Album for +, Best Male and Best Breakthrough.

The 2011 Critics’ Choice winner Jessie J is up for three gongs, including Best Female, Best Breakthrough and Best Single for Price Tag.

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While Adele, who has been confirmed to make her comeback at the award ceremony in February, has been nominated for Best Single with Someone Like You, Best Album with 21 and Best Female.

Other nominees include Florence and the Machine, Coldplay and Bon Ivor.

Adele, Coldplay, Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Bruno Mars have all been confirmed to perform live at the star-studded ceremony this year.

And has an extra treat, Blur, who are to collect the Outstanding Contribution to Music award, will also hit the stage.

The Brit Awards 2012 take place at London’s O2 Arena on February 21. The show will be broadcast live on ITV1.

ALL THE ACTION FROM THE BRIT AWARDS 2011

Take a look at the full shortlist below:

British male solo artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British female solo artist
Adele
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
Coldplay
Elbow
Kasabian

British single
Adele, Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran, The A Team
Example, Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J Ft B.o.B., 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
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

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