2012 Brit Award Nominees

Brit Awards

It’s thanks in part to the Brit Awards that the likes of Adele, Florence & the Machine, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J have reached the kinds of audiences they have, across the world. And now, Scottish singer Emeli Sandé is poised to also become known for her vocal prowess and ability to win over fans not just in Britain, but beyond.

Drumroll, please.

The nominees for this year’s Brits are:

British Male Solo Artist

Ed Sheeran

James Blake

James Morrison

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsProfessor Green


British Female Solo Artist


Florence & the Machine

Jessie J

Kate Bush

Laura Marling


British Breakthrough Act

Anna Calvi

Ed Sheeran

Emeli Sande

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 – 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

Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Ed Sheeran – +

Brit Awards

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

Foo Fighters

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International Breakthrough Act

Aloe Blacc

Bon Iver

Foster The People

Lana Del Rey

Nicki Minaj


Outstanding Contribution to Music Award



British Producer

Paul Epworth


Ethan Johns


Critics’ Choice

Emeli Sande

The Brit Awards take place at O2 Arena in London on the 21 February 2012. 


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