Alt-J, Jessie Ware, Bat For Lashes: BRIT Awards Nominations Announced

Muse, Mumford & Sons, Cat Power and dozens of other acts also receive nods from the BRITs.

It’s that time of year again! The BRIT Awards have announced their nominations, and by the looks of things, it’s going to be an interesting ceremony this year.

Why, you ask? Well, we’ll give you a few examples. Those lovely boys from Alt-J seem to be running away from the pack with three nominations, as they face off the likes of One Direction, Mumford & Sons, The xx and Muse for Best British Band.

At the same time, Jessie Ware has her eye on two prizes, going up against Bat For Lashes, the late Amy Winehouse, Emeli Sandé and Paloma Faith in the Best British Female category.

In the running for the Best British Live Act, The Vaccines and Coldplay will be fighting it off with Muse, The Rolling Stones and - you guessed it! - Mumford & Sons.

And that’s only three examples of the diversity of acts covered in 2013. Just wait until you see the Best International Female nominees…

The full list of nominations are as follows, and we’ll find out the winners on the 20th February when the awards ceremony takes place at The O2 Arena, London.

Best British Male
Calvin Harris
Plan B
Richard Hawley
Olly Murs
Ben Howard

Best British Female
Emeli Sandé
Paloma Faith
Bat For Lashes
Jessie Ware
Amy Winehouse

Best British Group
Mumford and Sons
The xx
One Direction

Best Live Act
Mumford and Sons
The Vaccines
The Rolling Stones

Best International Group
The Black Keys
The Script
Alabama Shakes
The Killers

Best International Male
Jack White
Michael Bublé
Frank Ocean
Bruce Springsteen

Best International Female
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events
Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace
Plan B - iLL Manors
Mumford and Sons - Babel

Best British Breakthrough
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Ben Howard
Rita Ora

Best British Single
Adele - ‘Skyfall’
Alex Clare - ‘Too Close’
Coldplay and Rihanna - ‘Princess of China’
DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora - ‘Hot Right Now’
Emeli Sandé - ‘Next To Me’
Florence + the Machine - ‘Spectrum’
James Arthur - ‘Impossible’
Jessie J - ‘Domino’
Rizzle Kicks - ‘Mama Do the Hump’
Labrinth and Emeli Sandé - ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
Robbie Williams - ‘Candy’
Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida - ‘Troublemaker’
Rita Ora feat. Tine Tempah - ‘RIP’
Stooshe - ‘Black Heart’
Rudimental feat. John Newman - ‘Feel the Love’

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