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Everything you need to know for tomorrow’s night Brit Awards: performances and nominations

20th February is going to be a big night for British music. All the pretty singers gather to celebrate their last year recordings, and some of them will leave home with some awards. Everyone will be there either to perform, because he’s nominated or simply to show their support for their fellow artists. The 2013 Brit Awards ceremony takes place at the London O2 Arena and will be broadcasted live on ITV 1, starting 20:00. The host for the night will be comedian James Corden.

We are going to review what the nominations are and who is going to entertain us tomorrow night.


When it comes to performances everyone’s excited to see One Direction, Robbie Williams and Justin Timberlake’s big comeback. The line-up is completed by America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift, leading-lady Emeli Sande, recently Grammy winners Mumford& Sons, Muse and Ben Howard. This is quite a spread to look forward to! And, in case you miss it, you will be able to download the performances on ITunes and all the earnings from the first month are going to War Child. Make sure to follow us to find out which ones are worth downloading.


Now let’s move on to the nominees, and the list is quite impressive, with some pleasant surprises. The Scottish artist Emeli Sande is the artist with the most nominations (four), including one for Best British Album for her “Our Own Version of Events” disc. She is followed by Mumford & Sons , Alt-J and Rita Ora, each with three nominations, and Coldplay with two nominations for their “Princess of China” as Best British Single and a Best Live Act nomination. The British Breakthrough category is pretty tight this year because each nominee has had his share of success this year:  Jessie Ware, Alt-j (winners of the Mercury Prize), Rita Ora, Jake Bugg and Ben Howard. Also, the Rolling Stones are nominated for the first time at the Brits for Best Live Act. Here’s the entire list of nominations:

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: 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


Judging by this whole list we can conclude that 2012 was a really good year for the music scene, and 2013 will be even greater. After all, JT is back and Robbie is touring!

Before we find out which is this year’s Best Album, here is a video with the nominees giving their opinion on what is the greatest British album of all time:


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