The BRIT Awards 2012 Nominations Announcement

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The nominations for the BRIT Awards 2012 were announced in London tonight by comedian James Corden and DJ Greg James.

Thirty three years after winning her first BRIT Kate Bush gets a nod in the British female artist category joined by 2011’s best selling artist Adele and face of House of Holland tights Jessie J. 20 year old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is nominated for one of the Peter Blake designed awards in the best male artist category along with dubstep maestro James Blake and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Festival favourites Chase & Status are joined with Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Elbow in the British Group category. Mercury award winning PJ Harvey goes up against newbie Ed Sheeran and Florence & The Machine for the BRIT Mastercard British Album of The Year. Lady Gaga and Rihanna go head to head for the International Female Solo Artist with luscious lipped Lana Del Rey making the cut in the International Breakthrough Act category without even releasing an album.

A full list of all the nominations can be found below – we’ve highlighted our favourites in bold. Tweet us your predictions @LDNfashion and don’t forget to check out all the dresses from the 2011 BRIT awards along with the Vivienne Westwood designed BRIT award.

The BRIT Awards will take place on February 21 at London’s O2 Arena.

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 Machine Island
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
Coldplay
Elbow
Kasabian

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

BRITISH PRODUCER
Paul Epworth
Flood
Ethan Johns

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
Beyoncé
Björk One
Feist
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

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
Blur

CRITICS’ CHOICE
1st – Emeli Sandé
2nd – Maverick Sabre
3rd – Michael Kiwanuka