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Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons and Alt J lead the way at BRIT Awards 

added: 11 Jan 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

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Muse, Plan B, Rita Ora, Jessie Ware, Ben Howard, Coldplay, Paloma Faith and Olly Murs all receive two nominations.

Rolling Stones nominated for British Live Act - the only band to be recognised in both the first BRIT Awards and in 2013's list.

Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard and One Direction confirmed to perform at the Awards ceremony.

With the main ceremony less than six weeks away, The BRIT Awards 2013 with MasterCard announced the full list of nominations today during a prestigious launch event at the Savoy Hotel, London. British bands Mumford & Sons, Alt J and singer songwriter Emeli Sande lead the way with three nominations each.

The 2013 nominations reflect an incredibly exciting year in British music, both at home and abroad, featuring a list of unique and talented artists who are now in the running for a highly coveted BRITs statue, designed this year by Damien Hirst. The winners will be announced at The BRIT Awards 2013 with MasterCard, which will be held at The O2 Arena in London on Wednesday 20th February and broadcast live, exclusively on ITV1.

Topping the list of nominations is Emeli Sande who, after winning the 2012 Critics' Choice Award, appears in three categories: British Female Solo Artist, British Single and MasterCard British Album of The Year.

British folk rock band Mumford & Sons, who won the 2011 MasterCard British Album of the Year Award, have been nominated for British Group, British Live Act and MasterCard British Album Of The Year, whilst Alt J are nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Group and MasterCard Album Of The Year.

The Rolling Stones will face fierce competition in the reinstated British Live Act category against Coldplay, Muse, Mumford & Sons and The Vaccines. The last time the legendary British band were nominated was in 1996 and they are the only act to be nominated in both this year's awards and at the first BRIT Awards in 1977.

The British Female Solo category will see double nominees Jessie Ware and Paloma Faith go up against Emeli Sande and the late great Amy Winehouse, whose album 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' was released on December 2nd 2011 and went to Number 1 in the Official UK Album Chart.

International superstar Rihanna, who already owns a Vivienne Westwood and Sir Peter Blake BRIT statue from 2011 and 2012 respectively, could be set to increase her collection of British art if she takes home her third International Female Award in a row, after being nominated in the category with Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift. Damien Hirst has become the third British creative to put his unique stamp on the iconic BRITs trophy.

As previously announced, the BRIT Awards will recognise War Child's incredible work by honouring them with the first Special Recognition Award, which will be presented during the Awards ceremony on Wednesday 20th February.

The brand new BRITs Global Success Award, which highlights the phenomenal achievement British artists have had internationally in 2012, will also be presented at this year's Awards ceremony. The recipient will be the act with the highest international sales during the 2012 calendar year. These figures exclude UK sales.

The nominations were officially revealed by Nick Grimshaw at the Savoy Hotel in London tonight. The evening featured performances from Jessie Ware and the winner of the 2013 Critics' Choice Award, Tom Odell. Tom was presented with his 2013 Critics' Choice Award by the 2012 winner, Emeli Sande.

A number of artists who will be performing at the BRIT Awards were also announced at the Savoy, namely Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard and One Direction. Further announcements about performers will be made in the coming weeks.

Wednesday 20th February 2013 at The O2 Arena, London
Exclusively broadcast live on ITV 1 - Presented by James Corden
@BRITAwards #BRITs2013

The BRIT Awards 2013:

British Breakthrough act Top 5 selected by Voting Academy.
Winner identified by public vote promoted by brits.co.uk and BBC Radio 1.

Alt-J Infectious Music
Ben Howard Island / Universal Music
Jake Bugg Mercury / Universal Music
Jessie Ware Island / PMR / Universal Music
Rita Ora Columbia / Roc Nation / Sony Music

British Female solo artist
Amy Winehouse Island / Universal Music
Bat for Lashes Parlophone / EMI Music
Emeli Sande Virgin / EMI Music
Jessie Ware Island / PMR / Universal Music
Paloma Faith RCA / Sony Music

British Group
Alt-J Infectious Music
Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music
Muse Helium 3 / Warner Bros / Warner Music
One Direction Syco / Sony Music
The xx Young Turks / XL / Beggars

British Live Act
Coldplay Parlophone / EMI Music
Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music
Muse Helium 3 / Warner Bros / Warner Music
The Rolling Stones Polydor / Universal Music
The Vaccines Columbia / Sony Music

British Male Solo Artist
Ben Howard Island / Universal Music
Calvin Harris Columbia / Sony Music
Olly Murs Epic / Sony Music
Richard Hawley Parlophone / EMI Music
Plan B 679 / Atlantic / Warner Music

Brits Global Success Award
The winner of this Award will be announced at the Show on Wednesday 20th February.

British Producer Of The Year In association with The MPG Awards.
Identified by a panel overseen by MPG. Damon Albarn Jake Gosling Paul Epworth

British Single
Top fifteen British singles based on the biggest sales success in 2012. With Capital FM and iTunes.
Adele Skyfall XL Recordings / XL / Beggars
Alex Clare Too Close Island / Universal Music
Coldplay & Rihanna Princess of China Parlophone / EMI Music
DJ Fresh Ft Rita Ora Hot Right Now Ministry of Sound / Ministry of Sound Group
Emeli Sande Next To Me Virgin / EMI Music
Florence & The Machine Spectrum Island / Universal Music
James Arthur Impossible Syco Music / Sony Music
Jessie J Domino Island / Lava / Universal Music
Labrinth Ft Emeli Sande Beneath Your Beautiful Syco Music / Sony Music
Olly Murs Ft Flo Rida Troublemaker Epic / Sony Music
Rita Ora Ft Tinie Tempah R.I.P. Columbia / Roc Nation / Sony Music
Rizzle Kicks Mama Do The Hump Island / Universal Music
Robbie Williams Candy Island / Universal Music
Rudimental Ft John Newman Feel The Love Asylum / Black Butter / Warner Music
Stooshe Black Heart Future Cut / Qworks / Warner Bros / Warner Music

Special Recognition Award War Child
critics' choice In association with War Child.
Identified by a panel made up of media music critics.
Tom Odell Columbia / Sony Music (Winner)
AlunaGeorge Island / Universal Music
Laura Mvula RCA / Sony Music

International Female Solo Artist
Alicia Keys RCA / Sony Music
Cat Power Matador / XL / Beggars
Lana Del Rey Polydor / Universal Music
Rihanna Def Jam / Universal Music
Taylor Swift Mercury / Universal Music

International Group
Alabama Shakes Rough Trade / XL / Beggars
The Black Keys Nonesuch / Warner Music
Fun Atlantic / Fuelled By Ramen / Warner Music
The Killers Vertigo / Universal Music
The Script Epic / Phonogenic / Sony Music

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen Columbia / Sony Music
Frank Ocean Def Jam / Universal Music
Gotye Island / Universal Music
Jack White XL Recordings / XL / Beggars
Michael Buble Reprise / Warner Music

Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Supported by The Sun Bizarre Column.
Alt-J An Awesome Wave Infectious Music
Emeli Sande Our Version Of Events Virgin / EMI Music
Mumford & Sons Babel Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music
Paloma Faith Fall To Grace RCA / Sony Music
Plan B Ill Manors 679 / Atlantic / Warner Music

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