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.
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.
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.
WATCH! Emeli Sande present the Critics Choice Award at the BRIT Awards 2013 nominations
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