Brit Awards 2012 nominations announced

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  • 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.


    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.


    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
    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 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
    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 award

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