With the close of London Fashion Week for another season, the 2013 BRIT Awards arrive to keep the party going!
Tonight, the biggest and best music stars will turn out to honour and celebrate our extraordinary music industry with the likes of Adele, Emilia Sande, Olly Murs and Mumford & Sons all in the running to win one of the prestigious awards.
Justin Timberlake will follow up on his US Grammys performance whilst an extra-quiver of tension will no doubt be rife between exes Taylor Swift and UK’s hottest boy band sensation, Harry Styles from One Direction. After last year’s blip, came at when ‘Someone like You’ singer Adele was cut-off mid-speech to make way for a performance from Blur, the Outstanding Contribution award has now been replaced with a Special Recognition award for the charity ‘War Child’ whilst a new Global Success Award has also been introduced to highlight acts who’ve managed to successfully crack America.
The Brits’ core appeal still however is pop and rock stars getting their hands on the renowned polka-dotted statuette award designed by artist Damien Hirst. Comedian James Corden will present the ceremony for the third time.
Find out who this year’s nominations are below
BRITISH MALE SOLO – Ben Howard (pictured), Calvin Harris, Olly Murs, Richard Hawley, Plan B
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT – Ben Howard, alt-J, Jessie Ware, Jake Bugg, Rita Ora (pictured)
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO – Amy Winehouse (pictured), Bat for Lashes, Emeli Sande, Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith
BRITISH GROUP – One Direction, Muse, The xx, Mumford & Sons (pictured), alt J
BRITISH LIVE ACT – Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Rolling Stones (pictured), Muse
CRITICS CHOICE AWARD – Tom Odell (pictured)
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST – Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift (pictured), Rihanna
INTERNATIONAL GROUP – Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, The Killers (pictured), The Script, FUN.
BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Damon Albarn, Paul Epworth, Jake Gosling (pictured)
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Emeli Sande (pictured), alt J, Mumford & Sons, Paloma Faith, Plan B
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST – Bruce Springsteen, Jack White, Frank Ocean, Gotye, Michael Buble (pictured)
BRITISH SINGLE – Adele (Skyfall -pictured), Rihanna & Coldplay (Princess of China), Alex Clare (Too Close), DJ Fresh (Hot Right Now), Emeli Sande (Next to Me), Florence + The Machine (Spectrum), Jessie J (Domino), Olly Murs (Troublemaker), Rita Ora (RIP), Rizzle Kicks (Mama do the Hump), Robbie Williams (Candy), Rudimental (Feel the Love), Stooshe (Black Cut), James Arthur (Impossible), Labrinth (Beneath Your Beautiful)
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