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BRIT Awards 2013 nominations announced

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The BRIT Award nominations have been announced for 2013, and are as follows. I usually highlight who I think will win every year but I really couldn’t guess this year, so here’s the list- you decide! The winners are announced at the O2 Arena in London on February 20th.

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 Sande – ‘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

  • Coldplay
  • Muse
  • 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
  • Alt-J
  • Muse
  • Mumford & Sons

British Breakthrough

  • Jessie Ware
  • Jake Bugg
  • Rita Ora
  • Ben Howard
  • Alt-J

International Group

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Fun.
  • The Script
  • The Killers
  • The Black Keys

International Male Solo Artist

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Michael Buble
  • Frank Ocean
  • Gotye
  • Jack White

International Female Solo Artist

  • Taylor Swift
  • Rihanna
  • Alicia Keys
  • Cat Power
  • Lana Del Rey

British Producer Of The Year

Critics Choice

  • Tom Odell

Special Recognition Award

  • War Child

A Danish song that blows others out of the water

Danish pop lady Clara Sofie has outdone herself with this 90’s throwback track that sounds like a mesh between Emeli Sande and some good old Massive Attack. I hope she does an English version, because it’s great.

New Music: Naughty Boy

Do you recognise who’s singing this? It’s Emeli Sande, which is pretty cool. The track itself is by super producer Naughty Boy, who’s venturing out with a solo record coming out next year. This is out next month though. Check out here.

First Listen: A*M*E ‘Find A Boy’

It seems like a lot of artists featured ages ago are finally starting to roll out some new tracks and this new tune, written by Emeli Sande, is brilliant new British pop by A*M*E.

First Listen: Emeli Sandé ‘Daddy’

Can this lady do no wrong? Here’s Emeli Sandé’s next single, Daddy, featuring Naughty Boy. Out in November.

First Listen: Professor Green ft Emeli Sandé ‘Read All About It’

An epic return for the mighty Professor Green featuring one of the big stand-out debut artists of the year, Emeli Sandé.

First Watch: Emeli Sandé ‘Heaven’

This video is like Unfinished Sympathy 2011 but it works so good! Can’t wait to see and hear more from this girl. Such an awesome talent.


Live: Professor Green at Somerset House

Just back from seeing Professor Green (with support from Ed Drewett) at Somerset House in London. It’s a bit of an unusual place to have a gig like this, but that made it all the more fun. Was very good. Previews of Green’s new material were really very good- I have a feeling his next album (out in October) will be tons better than the first one (although that was pretty good too). He played my favourite track on the album, the hugely ‘Goodnight‘, which was awesome. Another highlight was an appearance of Emeli Sandé. Can’t wait to see more of this girl!

New Music: Emeli Sandé

Listening to Heaven blew me out of my desk. Such a big voice and massive production. The single’s out in August, so you’ve got a month to get used to Emeli Sandé being on your radio on loop. Just one word for this girl- WOW. Check out here.