Emeli Sande leads BRIT Awards nominations

Jan 10 2013, 3:55pm CST | by

Emeli Sande leads BRIT Awards nominations

Emeli Sande leads the 2013 BRIT Awards nominations.

The 25-year-old singer - who won the BRITs Critics' Choice Award in 2012 - was nominated for British Female, British Album for 'Our Version Of Events' and her songs 'Next To Me' and the collaboration with Labrinth, 'Beneath Your Beautiful' are up for British Single.

She said: "It's a really good feeling. It feels great, a bit scary, because you never know, you might not win anything.

"It feels great to have this acknowledgement and recognition. And to come back here after winning the Critics' Choice and to be nominated is really, really cool."

At the BRIT Award Nominations announcement at London's Savoy Hotel today (10.01.13), Emeli also presented Tom Odell with the 2013 Critics' Choice Award and spoke about how much winning the award meant to her last year.

She said: "This time last year, I was excited but very nervous. I wish now I had just enjoyed it.

"He's such a wonderful musician and it's great to pass it on to him."

Mumford & Sons and Alt-J also received three nominations each with Rita Ora, Muse, Plan B, Jessie Ware, Ben Howard, Coldplay, Paloma Faith and Olly Murs all up for two awards.

Rihanna will battle it out for the International Female gong with Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift while Jack White, Gotye, Michael Buble, Frank Ocean and Bruce Springsteen are all up for International Male.

The Rolling Stones will are nominated in the British Live Act category against Coldplay, Muse, Mumford & Sons and The Vaccines. The nomination makes them the only act to be nominated in both this year's awards and at the first BRIT Awards in 1977.

Amy Winehouse received a posthumous nomination in the British Female Solo category and will go up against Jessie, Paloma, Emeli and Bat For Lashes.

Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard and One Direction will all perform at the ceremony which will be presented by James Corden on Wednesday 20th February 2013 at The O2 Arena, London.


Mastercard British Album Of The Year

Emeli Sande - 'Our Version Of Events'

Mumford & Sons - 'Babel'

Alt-J - 'An Awesome Wave'

Plan B - 'iLL Manors'

Paloma Faith - 'Fall To Grace'

Best British Single with Capital FM

Adele - 'Skyfall'

Alex Clare - 'Too Close'

Coldplay & 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'

Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sandé - 'Beneath Your Beautiful'

Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida 'Troublemaker'

Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah - 'R.I.P.'

Rizzle Kicks - 'Mama Do The Hump'

Robbie Williams - 'Candy'

Rudimental Feat. John Newman - 'Feel The Love'

Stooshe - 'Black Heart'

Best Live Act



The Rolling Stones

The Vaccines

Mumford & Sons

British Male Solo Artist

Calvin Harris

Olly Murs

Ben Howard

Richard Hawley

Plan B

British Female Solo Artist

Bat For Lashes

Amy Winehouse

Emeli Sande

Paloma Faith

Jessie Ware

British Group

One Direction



Mumford & Sons

British Breakthrough

Jessie Ware

Jake Bugg

Rita Ora

Ben Howard


International Group

Alabama Shakes


The Script

The Killers

The Black Keys

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Michael Buble

Frank Ocean


Jack White

International Female Solo Artist

Taylor Swift


Alicia Keys

Cat Power

Lana Del Rey

BRITs Global Success

To Be announced at BRIT Awards 2013

British Producer Of The Year

Damon Albarn

Jake Gosling

Paul Epworth

Critics' Choice

Tom Odell

Special Recognition Award

War Child

Source: Bang Showbiz


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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