The wait is over. The official 2013 BRIT Award Nominations are…

British Breakthrough Act Nominees:

Top 5 selected by Voting Academy. Winner identified by public vote promoted by brits.co.uk and BBC Radio 1

• Alt-J (Infectious Music)

• Ben Howard (Island / Universal Music)

• Jake Bugg (Mercury / Universal Music)

• Jessie Ware (Island / PMR / Universal Music)

• Rita Ora (Columbia / Roc Nation / Sony Music)

 

British Female Solo Artist Nominees:

• Amy Winehouse (Island / Universal Music)

• Bat for Lashes (Parlophone / EMI Music)

• Emeli Sandé (Virgin / EMI Music)

• Jessie Ware (Island / PMR / Universal Music)

• Paloma Faith (RCA / Sony Music)

 

British Group Nominees:

• Alt-J (Infectious Music)

• Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)

• Muse (Helium 3 / Warner Bros / Warner Music)

• One Direction (Syco / Sony Music)

• The xx (Young Turks / XL / Beggars)

 

British Live Act Nominees:

• Coldplay (Parlophone / EMI Music)

• Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)

• Muse (Helium 3 / Warner Bros / Warner Music)

• The Rolling Stones (Polydor / Universal Music)

• The Vaccines (Columbia / Sony Music)

 

British Male Solo Artist Nominees:

• Ben Howard (Island / Universal Music)

• Calvin Harris (Columbia / Sony Music)

• Olly Murs (Epic / Sony Music)

• Richard Hawley (Parlophone / EMI Music)

• Plan B (679 / Atlantic / Warner Music)

 

BRITs Global Success Award

The winner of this Award will be announced at the Show on Wednesday 20th February.

 

British Producer of the Year Nominees:

In association with The MPG Awards Identified by a panel overseen by MPG.

• Damon Albarn

• Jake Gosling

• Paul Epworth

 

Special Recognition Award Winner:

War Child UK

 

Critics’ Choice Award :

In association with War Child Identified by a panel made up of media music critics

• Tom Odell (Columbia / Sony Music) – Winner

• AlunaGeorge (Island / Universal Music)

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• Laura Mvula (RCA / Sony Music)

 

International Group Nominees:

• Alabama Shakes (Rough Trade / XL / Beggars)

• The Black Keys (Nonesuch / Warner Music)

• Fun (Atlantic / Fuelled By Ramen / Warner Music)

• The Killers (Vertigo / Universal Music)

• The Script (Epic / Phonogenic / Sony Music)

 

International Female Solo Artist Nominees:

• Alicia Keys (RCA / Sony Music)

• Cat Power (Matador / XL / Beggars)

• Lana Del Rey (Polydor / Universal Music)

• Rihanna (Def Jam / Universal Music)

• Taylor Swift (Mercury / Universal Music)

 

International Male Solo Artist Nominees:

• Bruce Springsteen (Columbia / Sony Music)

• Frank Ocean (Def Jam / Universal Music)

• Gotye (Island / Universal Music)

• Jack White (XL Recordings / XL / Beggars)

• Michael Buble (Reprise / Warner Music)

 

British Single:

Top fifteen British singles based on the biggest sales success in 2012 – With Capital FM and iTunes

• Adele ‘Skyfall’ (XL Recordings / XL / Beggars)

• Alex Clare ‘Too Close’ (Island / Universal Music)

• Coldplay & Rihanna ‘Princess of China’ (Parlophone / EMI Music)

• DJ Fresh Ft Rita Ora ‘Hot Right Now’ (Ministry of Sound / Ministry of Sound Group)

• Emeli Sandé ‘Next To Me’ (Virgin / EMI Music)

• Florence & The Machine ‘Spectrum’ (Island / Universal Music)

• James Arthur ‘Impossible’ (Syco Music / Sony Music)

• Jessie J ‘Domino’ (Island / Lava / Universal Music)

• Labrinth Ft Emeli Sandé ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ (Syco Music / Sony Music)

• Olly Murs Ft Flo Rida ‘Troublemaker’ (Epic / Sony Music)

• Rita Ora Ft Tinie Tempah ‘R.I.P.’ (Columbia / Roc Nation / Sony Music)

• Rizzle Kicks ‘Mama Do The Hump’ (Island / Universal Music)

• Robbie Williams ‘Candy’ (Island / Universal Music)

• Rudimental Ft John Newman ‘Feel The Love’ (Asylum / Black Butter / Warner Music)

• Stooshe ‘Black Heart’ (Future Cut / Qworks / Warner Bros / Warner Music

 

Mastercard British Album of the Year Nominees:

Supported by The Sun Bizarre Column

• Alt-J ‘An Awesome Wave’ (Infectious Music)

• Emeli Sandé ‘Our Version Of Events’ (Virgin / EMI Music)

• Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’ (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)

• Paloma Faith ‘Fall To Grace’ (RCA / Sony Music)

• Plan B ‘Ill Manors’ (679 / Atlantic / Warner Music)