BRIT Awards 2011

With just a few hours to go until The BRIT Awards 2011 with MasterCard at The O2 in London, the nominations have been announced, revealing that 2011 sees the BRITs boys largely dominate the categories with Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Mumford & Sons and Take That leading the way with multiple nominations.

The  68 nominations reflect all that is popular and credible in British  music right now and sees the country’s most exciting, original and  talented artists all up for the most coveted statue in The BRITs’ 30-year history, exclusively restyled for 2011 by Vivienne Westwood.

Topping the list of nominations this year is South London sensation Tinie Tempah, who appears in four different categories including the prestigious MasterCard British Album of the Year.  Hot on his heels are Plan B, The XX and Mumford & Sons, who have all received three nominations, while Ellie Goulding, Cheryl Cole, Take That, Rumer, Cee Lo Green, Arcade Fire, Katy Perry and Eminem are all nominated in two categories. Of these, Plan B, Mumford & Sons, The XX and Take That join Tinie Tempah to battle it out for the MasterCard British Album of the Year, the biggest award of the evening. On the night itself we’ll learn more about the creation of these five nominated albums as they are showcased  via short films screened throughout the Awards, building the  anticipation towards the evening’s big reveal.

In addition to his four nominations, it is confirmed today that Tinie Tempah will perform live at The BRIT Awards this year.  International superstar Rihanna will also be performing at The O2 as part of a line-up that already boasts Take That and Plan B, with many more of the biggest names in music to be revealed soon.

The nominations were officially revealed by Fearne Cotton at a special event at London’s Indigo2 tonight, featuring performances by Jessie J winner of The Critics’ Choice Award, Tinie Tempah & Ellie Goulding and The Wanted. They are the result of votes cast by the BRITs Voting Academy, which  consists of 1000 people from various sectors of the music industry.For the very first time, artists have also been invited to join the Voting Academy and have placed their vote for this year’s winners.

The BRIT Awards 2011will be held at The O2 in London on Tuesday 15th February and will be broadcast live on ITV1.

British Male Solo Artist:
* Mark Ronson
* Paul Weller
Winner – Plan B
* Robert Plant
* Tinie Tempah

British Female Solo Artist:
* Cheryl Cole
* Ellie Goulding
Winner Laura Marling
* Paloma Faith
* Rumer

British Breakthrough Act:
* Ellie Goulding
* Mumford & Sons
* Rumer
Winner Tinie Tempah
* The XX

British Group:
* Biffy Clyro
* Gorillaz
* Mumford & Sons
Winner – Take That
* The XX

British Single
* Alexandra Burke ft Pitbull – All Night Long
* Cheryl Cole – Parachute
* Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
* Matt Cardle – When We Collide
* Olly Murs – Please Don’t Let Me Go
* Plan B – She Said
* Scouting For Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song
* Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Winner Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
* The Wanted – All Time Low

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Winner – Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
* Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks
* Take That – Progress
* Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
* The XX – XX

International Male Solo Artist
* Bruce Springsteen
Winner Cee Lo Green
* David Guetta
* Eminem
* Kanye West

International Female Solo Artist
* Alicia Keys
* Katy Perry
* Kylie Minogue
Winner Rihanna
* Robyn

International Breakthrough Act
* Bruno Mars
* Glee Cast
Winner Justin Bieber
* The National
* The Temper Trap

International Group
Winner Arcade Fire
* Black Eyed Peas
* Kings of Leon
* The Script
* Vampire Weekend

International Album
Winner Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
* Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
* Eminem – Recovery
* Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
* Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown

Critics’ Choice
Winner Jessie J
* James Blake
* The Vaccines

British Producer
* Ethan Johns
* John Leckie
* Markus Dravs
* Mike Pela
* Stuart Price

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