BRIT Awards 2013 nominations

Shortlisted acts for this year include British songstresses Rita Ora and Emeli Sande as well as US superstars Rihanna and Taylor Swift

The BRIT Awards 2013 has unveiled the names who have made it onto this year’s nominee list and there’s plenty of female, and rather fabulous, talent honoured including Rita Ora, Emeli Sande, the late Amy Winehouse.

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A newly single Rita Ora may be battling through her heartbreak after splitting with Robert Kardashian but she’s lots to smile about now having been shortlisted for British Breakthrough Act and Single of the Year.

Rita will have to take on the mighty Adele as well as Emeli Sande, Florence + The Machine, Olly Murs and Jessie J to name just a few. Emeli Sande’s domination over British music clearly isn’t slowing down as she racked up nods for Mastercard Album of the Year, British Female Solo Artist and Single of the Year.

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Rihanna makes an appearance twice on the BRITs list for Single of the Year with her Coldplay track, Princess of China, as well as International Female Solo Artist – she’s joined by the likes of Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey in this category.

The nation’s (make that world’s) favourite boy band One Direction also received a nod for British Group and will be performing on the night, much to the delight of their huge fan base.

The BRIT Award 2013 nominations are:

British Male Solo Artist
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Plan B
Ben Howard
Richard Hawley

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Gotye
Frank Ocean
Jack White
Michael Buble

British Female Solo Artist
Bat for Lashes
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith
Amy Winehouse
Emeli Sande

International Female Solo Artist
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift
Rihanna
Cat Power
Alicia Keys

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Emeli Sande
Mumford & Sons
Plan B
Paloma Faith
alt-J

British Group
Muse
alt-J
Mumford & sons
The XX
One Direction

The BRIT Awards 2013 will take place on 20 February at The O2 Arena.

What do you think of the BRIT Awards 2013 nominations? Has your favourite music at been missed off? Have your say below.

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