Following the unveiling of Tom Odell as winner of the 2013 Critics’ Choice Award a few weeks ago, and the news that Damien Hirst has designed this year’s BRIT statues, nominations couldn’t be far away.
The nomination event was held in London this evening, presented by Nick Grimshaw, with performances from Jessie Ware and Tom Odell. Emeli Sandé who won the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award in 2012 is unsurprisingly up for four awards for her album Our Version of Events, which was the biggest selling album of last year. Elsewhere Jessie Ware is nominated for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist, whilst Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J are nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Group, and Mastercard British Album of the Year for their debut An Awesome Wave.
Mumford & Sons are another act nominated for four Awards following the release of their sophomore record Babel last year. The Best British Live Act has been reintroduced for 2013 – having not featured since 2009 – and is dominated by male acts, as is the Best British Band category. The full list of nominations are detailed below:
British Breakthrough Act: Alt J, Ben Howard, Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora
British Female: Amy Winehouse, Bat for Lashes, Emeli Sandé, Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith
British Group: Alt J, Mumford & Sons, Muse, One Direction, The xx
British Live Act: The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Muse, The Vaccines
British Male: Ben Howard, Calvin Harris, Olly Murs, Richard Hawley, Plan B
Global Success: Mumford & Sons, Adele, One Direction
British Producer: Damon Albarn, Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth
British Single: Adele – ‘Skyfall’, Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’, Coldplay & Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’, Rita Ora & DJ Fresh ‘Hot Right Now’, Emeli Sandé – ‘Next To Me’, Florence & the Machine – ‘Spectrum’, James Arthur – ‘Impossible’, Jessie J – ‘Domino’, Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé – ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, Olly Murs – ‘Trouble Maker’, Rita Ora – ‘RIP’, Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’, Robbie Williams – ‘Candy’, Rudimental – ‘Feel the Love’, Stooshe – ‘Black Heart’
International Female: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift
International Group: Alabama Shakes, Black Keys, Fun., The Killers, The Script
International Male: Bruce Springsteen, Frank Ocean, Gotye, Jack White, Michael Buble
British Album: Alt J, Emeli Sandé, Mumford & Sons, Paloma Faith, Plan B
The Awards will be presented by James Corden on the O2 Arena in London on February 20th. The 2013 Awards – the 33rd edition of the ceremony – will feature performances from One Direction, Robbie Williams, Muse, Emeli Sandé, Mumford & Sons and Ben Howard.