Brit Awards

The Brit Awards are the UK’s annual equivalent to the Grammys, and our British friends have a way of making their award-nominations lists look just slightly cooler than ours. And this year’s list of nominees, which was just announced, is positively packed with indie-friendly names. James Blake, for instance, is up for British Male Solo Artist, while Florence & The Machine, Kate Bush, and Laura Marling all challenge Adele and Jessie J for British Female Solo Artist, and Anna Calvi and the Vaccines are both in the running for British Group. In the category of British Album Of The Year, Florence & The Machine’s Ceremonials and PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake are both nominated.

Bon Iver and Ryan Adams are up for International Male Solo Artist, while Feist and Björk are competing with glossier pop queens Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga for International Female Solo Artist, and Fleet Foxes and the Jay-Z/Kanye West duo are up for International Group. The list of nominees for International Breakthrough Group is a weird one indeed: Bon Iver, Aloe Blacc, Foster The People, Nicki Minaj, and, yup, Lana Del Rey. Meanwhile, Blur will win a special Outstanding Contribution To Music award.

The ceremony goes down 2/21 at London’s O2 Arena. Check out the full list of nominees 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 Mahine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Emeli Sande
Ed Sheeran
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Chase & Status
Coldplay
Arctic Monkeys
Elbow
Kasabian

Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Adele – 21
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran – +
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

British Single
Adele – ’Someone Like You’
Ed Sheeran – ’The A Team’
Example – ’Changed The Way You Kiss Me’
Jessie J ft. B.o.B – ’Price Tag’
JLS ft. Dev – ’She Makes Me Wanna’
Military Wives with Gareth Malone – ’Where 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’

International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist
Beyonce
Bjork
Feist
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

International Breakthrough Act
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj
Bon Iver
Aloe Blacc

International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

Outstanding Contribution To Music Award
Blur

Critics Choice Awards
Emeli Sande

Comments (2)
  1. Aloe Blacc??? Is it 2006?

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