The shortlist for this year’s Brit Awards, to be held at Earls Court, London on 20 February.
British male solo artist: Jamie T, Mark Ronson, Mika, Newton Faulkner, Richard Hawley. British female solo artist: Bat For Lashes, Kate Nash, KT Tunstall, Leona Lewis, PJ Harvey.British group: Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Girls Aloud, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That.British album: Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare, Leona Lewis – Spirit, Mark Ronson – Version, Mika – Life In Cartoon Motion, Take That – Beautiful World.British breakthrough act: Bat For Lashes, Kate Nash, Klaxons, Leona Lewis, Mika. (Winner chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners)
British live act: Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Klaxons, Muse, Take That. (Winner chosen by BBC Radio 2 listeners)
British single: Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love, Mika – Grace Kelly, Take That – Shine, Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby, Sugababes – About You Now, Mark Ronson Ft Amy Winehouse – Valerie, Kate Nash – Foundations, The Hoosiers – Worried About Ray, James Blunt – 1973, Mutya Buena – Real Girl. (A live public vote will decide the winner on the night)
International male solo artist: Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Michael Buble, Rufus Wainwright, Timbaland.
International female solo artist: Alicia Keys, Bjork, Feist, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna.
International group: Arcade Fire, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, White Stripes.
International album: Arcade Fire – Neon Bible, Eagles – Long Road Out Of Eden, Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Kings of Leon – Because Of The Times, Kylie Minogue – X.
Critics’ Choice Award: Adele
Outstanding contribution to music: Sir Paul McCartney
(Source: BBC News)
When did they scrap the “Urban” category?
LOL!!!! (shaking head…..)