Brit Awards Nominees

Brits 2007So, it is Brits time once more, and here, ladies and gentlemen are the nominations for this year’s awards, as announced at a little soiree for music types at the Hammersmith Palais just there last night. The full list of nominations is below.

Lily Allen led the field being that she is up for four of the twelve awards available, including Best Female Solo Artist, Best Breakthrough Artist, Best British Album for ‘Alright Still’ and Best Single for ‘Smile’.

Meanwhile, a number of artists received three nominations, including Muse, up for Best British Group, Best British Album and Best British Live Act, and Gnarls Barkley, nominated in the international Best Group, Best Album and Breakthrough categories.

Corinne Bailey Rae, James Morrison and Snow Patrol also each got three nominations, with all three competing with Allen for the Best British Single prize, a category which has eleven nominees this year, from which five favourites will be selected by listeners to commercial radio chart shows.
The ITV audience will then get to vote for an overall winner from that five as the awards show airs live on 14 February.

The awards show will be presented by that Russell Brand bloke with ITV’s back stage coverage presented by Fearne Cotton. Live performance wise, Brits bosses are promising us Snow Patrol, Scissor Sisters, The Killers, Take That, Corinne Bailey Rae, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Amy Winehouse and Oasis, the latter of whom, of course, will be in attendance to pick up an Outstanding Contribution To Music award.

Commenting on the nominations, Peter Jamieson, soon to be ex boss of the BPI, who organise the awards, told CMU: “Music is one of the things that the British do well. But even by our standards 2006 was a great year. The BRIT Awards with MasterCard 2007 will celebrate Britain’s love of music with a fantastic mix of UK and international artists”.

Here’s the full nomination list…

British male solo artist:
James Morrison, Jarvis Cocker, Lemar, Paolo Nutini, Thom Yorke.

British female solo artist:
Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamelia, Lily Allen, Nerina Pallot.

British album:
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Lily Allen – Alright Still
Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
Snow Patrol – Eyes Open.

British group:
Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Muse, Razorlight, Snow Patrol.

British breakthrough act:
Corinne Bailey Rae, The Fratellis, James Morrison, The Kooks, Lily Allen. (Winner chosen by those trendy BBC Radio 1 listeners)

International breakthrough act:
Gnarls Barkley, Orson, The Raconteurs, Ray Lamontagne, Wolfmother. (Winner chosen by those right on MTV viewers)

British live act:
George Michael, Guillemots, Kasabian, Muse, Robbie Williams. (Winner chosen by those lovely BBC Radio 2 listeners)

British single:
Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
The Feeling – Fill My Little World
James Morrison – You Give Me Something
The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way
Leona Lewis – A Moment Like This
Lily Allen – Smile,
Razorlight – America
Sandi Thom – I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Take That – Patience
Will Young – All Time Love. (Winner chosen by two votes – one of commercial radio chart listeners, the other of ITV viewers on the night of the awards – I dread to think)

International male solo artist:
Beck, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Justin Timberlake.

International female solo artist:
Beyoncé, Cat Power, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, Pink.

International group: The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Scissor Sisters.

International album:
Bob Dylan – Modern Times
Gnarls Barkley – St Elsewhere
Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
The Killers – Sam’s Town
Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah.

Outstanding contribution to music: Oasis

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