BRIT Awards 2012 Nominees announced

Ed Sheeran, Adele & Jessie J top the nominations list

Thu 12 Jan 2012

Ed Sheeran, Adele, Jessie J and Emeli Sande top 2012 BRIT Awards nominations

The biggest names in the music industry descended upon the Savoy Hotel in central London this evening as the nominees for the The BRIT Awards 2012 were announced. 

The nominations ceremony was hosted by Greg James, with a special appearance by James Corden, who will host the BRIT Awards ceremony on 21 February at the 02 Arena in London. 

Topping the list of nominees was Ed Sheeran, who got the nod in four categories, including Male Solo Artist, Breakthrough Act, British Single and Album of the Year. 

Former BRIT School classmates Adele and Jessie J tied with three nominations each, while Florence + The Machine, Emeli Sande and Coldplay were all nominated in two categories. 

Performances at the Awards on 21 February will include Adele, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Rihanna

Check out the full list of nominees below. 


British Male Solo Artist

Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morisson
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist

Adele
Florence & The Machine
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 feat. B.O.B - Price Tag
JLS feat. Dev - She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives / Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are
Olly Murs feat. 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 Group

Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay-Z / Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough

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

MasterCard British Album

Adele - 21
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran - +
Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

Critics' Choice

1st - Emeli Sande
2nd - Maverick Sabre
3rd - Michael Kiwanuka

Outstanding Contribution to Music

Blur


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