2007 BRIT Award Nominations

2007 BRIT Award Nominations

The British music industry is ready to congratulate itself, yesterday releasing the list of nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards. (And the performers list is a vertitable who’s who of acts you love to be indifferent about, like Corrine Bailey Rae, Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Take That, The Killers, Amy Winehouse — and, more awesomely, Scissor Sisters and Oasis). Do we care? Not at first — but after looking at the nominees, there’s some stuff worth noting. Full list and thoughts after the jump.

British Male Solo Artist

  • James Morrison
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Lemar
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Thom Yorke

    British Female Solo Artist

  • Amy Winehouse
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Jamelia
  • Lily Allen
  • Nerina Pallot

    British Group

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Kasabian
  • Muse
  • Razorlight
  • Snow Patrol

    MasterCard British Album

  • Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
  • Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That?s What I?m Not
  • Lily Allen – Alright, Still
  • Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
  • Snow Patrol – Eyes Open

    British Single

  • Corinne Bailey Rae – “Put Your Records On”
  • The Feeling – “Fill My Little World”
  • James Morrison – “You Give Me Something”
  • The Kooks – “She Moves In Her Own Way”
  • Leona Lewis “A Moment Like This”
  • Lily Allen “Smile”
  • Razorlight – “America”
  • Sandi Thom – “I wish I Was A Punk Rocker”
  • Snow Patrol – “Chasing Cars”
  • Take That – “Patience”
  • Will Young – “All Time Love”

    British Breakthrough Act

  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Fratellis
  • James Morrison
  • The Kooks
  • Lily Allen

    British Live Act

  • George Michael
  • Guillemots
  • Kasabian
  • Muse
  • Robbie Williams

    International Male Solo Artist

  • Beck
  • Bob Dylan
  • Damien Rice
  • Jack Johnson
  • Justin Timberlake

    International Female Solo Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Cat Power
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Pink

    International Group

  • Flaming Lips
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • The Killers
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Scissor Sisters

    International Album

  • Bob Dylan – Modern Times
  • Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
  • Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
  • The Killers – Sam?s Town
  • Scissor Sisters – Ta Dah

    International Breakthrough Act

  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Orson
  • The Raconteurs
  • Ray Lamontagne
  • Wolfmother

    Outstanding Contribution To Music

  • Oasis

  • So, The BRITs did a few things right: Thom getting props for best male solo, Lily Allen picking up a BRIT-leading 4 noms, recognizing the Guillemots live show, and best of all, the BRITs picking up the Grammy slack by giving Chan a nod for International Female Artist (in between a bunch of dancing divas!). But that International Album list shows a lack of, erm, imagination. And international breakthrough nominee Orson? Who the fuck is Orson?