Today has been a good day for music lovers. Not only has Justin Timberlake and Destiny’s Child announce their return to music, but the nominees for this year’s Brit Awards have been announced. Leading the pack is Emeli Sande. The British soul singer is nominated in three categories, including Album Of The Year for her critically acclaimed debut Our Version Of Events.
The awards also celebrate new talent, with Tom Odell (pictured above) receiving the British Critics’ Choice Award for 2013. This pretty much means he’ll be nominated in numerous categories come next year’s awards. Other nominees include newcomers Rita Ora, Alt-j and Alex Clare.
Check out the nominees below:
British Male Solo Artist: Calvin Harris, Ben Howard, Olly Murs, Plan B and Richard Hawley.
British Female Solo Artist: Amy Winehouse, Bat For Lashes, Emeli Sande, Jesse Ware and Paloma Faith.
British Group: Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, Muse, One Direction and The xx.
British Live Act: Coldplay, Mumford And Sons, The Rolling Stones, Muse and The Vaccines.
British Breakthrough Act: Alt-J, Ben Howard, Jake Bugg, Jesse Ware and Rita Ora.
International Group: Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, fun., The Killers and The Script.
International Male Solo Artist: Bruce Springsteen, Frank Ocean, Gotye, Michael Buble and Jack White.
International Female Solo Artist: Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Chan Marshall.
Special Recognition Award: War Child
Critics Choice Award Winner: Tom Odell
British Single: Adele “Skyfall”, Alex Clare “Too Close”, Coldplay and Rihanna “Princess of China”, DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora “Hot Right Now”, Emeli Sande “Next To Me”, Florence + The Machine “Spectrum”, James Arthur “Impossible”, Jessie J “Domino”, Rizzle Kicks “Mama Do the Hump”, Labrinth featuring Emeli Sande “Beneath Your Beautiful”, Robbie Williams “Candy”, Olly Murs “Troublemaker”, Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah “R.I.P”, Stooshe “Black Heart” and Rudimental “Feel The Love”.
Master Card Album Of The Year: Alt-J “An Awesome Wave”, Mumford And Sons “Babel”, Plan B “ill Manors”, Paloma Faith, and Emeli Sande’s “Our Version of Events”.
This year’s crop of perfromers at the live ceremony include One Direction, Robbie Williiams, Muse, Mumford And Sons, Emeli Sande and Ben Howard.