2013 Brit Awards Nominees Revealed

Muse, The Black Keys, Mumford And Sons and The Rolling Stones are among the nominees for Britain's premier music award ceremony in February. See the full list of nominees here.

2013 Brit Awards Nominees Revealed
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The Brit Award nominees have been revealed, with Muse, Mumford And Sons, The Black Keys and The Rolling Stones among the names revealed in London last night. Alt-J, who shot to fame in mid-2012 with their debut album "An Awesome Wave", are up for Best British Group, Best British Album and British Breakthrough. Mumford And Sons will also compete in the Best British Group category, along with Best Live Act and Best British Album for "Babel". Muse are up for Best British Group, and will battle against The Rolling Stones for Best Live Act. The Black Keys and The Killers are in the running for Best International Group. Late jazz singer Amy Winehouse also received a posthumous nomination for Best British Female. The event will take place on February 20 in London, with Muse and Mumford And Sons among the performers on the night. Here's the full list of nominees: Best British Group:
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Alt-J
  • The xx
  • Muse
  • One Direction Best British Album:
  • Emeli Sande "Our Version Of Events"
  • Plan B "Ill Manors"
  • Alt-J "An Awesome Wave"
  • Paloma Faith "Fall To Grace"
  • Mumford And Sons "Babel" Best British Female:
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Paloma Faith
  • Bat For Lashes
  • Jessie Ware
  • Emeli Sande British British Male:
  • Calvin Harris
  • Plan B
  • Richard Hawley
  • Ben Howard
  • Olly Murs British Breakthrough:
  • Jake Bugg
  • Jessie Ware
  • Alt-J
  • Ben Howard
  • Rita Ora Best Live Act:
  • Mumford And Sons
  • Coldplay
  • Muse
  • The Vaccines
  • The Rolling Stones Best International Group:
  • The Black Keys
  • The Script
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Fun.
  • The Killers Best International Male:
  • Jack White
  • Gotye
  • Michael Buble
  • Frank Ocean
  • Bruce Springsteen Best International Female:
  • Rihanna
  • Alicia Keys
  • Cat Power
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Taylor Swift
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      batti
      why is Amy Winehouse getting a nomination when she died in July 2011? I would understand if this was some life-time achievement award, but is she even legible?What did she do last year?
      Smegal
      I agree. She hadn't even released any music leading up to her death. This is a waste of a nomination that someone else could have.
      gu!tar_hero
      also agree....and i think its safe to say that shes gonna win it. "in memory of" and all that!
      Smegal
      Which is a little insulting to the female artists who deserve it having contributed musically... what next, "Best male artist: John Lennon"?!
      KnotParkDay
      If Muse don't win Best Live Act among those nominees there's something very wrong going on.
      Duke_Lukem
      Not a massive fan of Muse, but I've got to agree. They're phenomenally good live.
      Mikethespud
      Lets just hope Muse, Jack White and The Rolling Stones win an award, they're the only artists I like there
      D4CE
      Dj vu..
      TJWhonley
      i hope the stones get best live act though.
      Philip_pepper
      I don't. They've gotten worse with each year.
      master
      They really did get bad during their a bigger bang tour, especially near the end, but their shows last year were fantastic - Their longest shows in 15 years, interesting set lists, steady tempos, less back-up musicians, and way better guitar playing....
      the_last_shadow
      "British British Male: Calvin Harris Plan B Richard Hawley Ben Howard Olly Murs" If Rich Hawley doesn't walk that category..
      charlie__flynn
      I was about to write exactly the same thing, Richard Hawley is a far more deserving act than any of those.
      curly-d23
      Bug off, we've got our own problems here
      curly-d23
      Does anyone know if you can remove your own comment? Since they removed the spam comment, my comment seems pointless now
      acblogreview
      Steven Wilson for everything... These awards are annoying, though I take it back when a band like Iron Maiden win. I'm only hoping Muse win their respective categories, didn't like the latest album but they're still a good band
      chrisa94
      Wouldn't really be fair putting Steven Wilson in though, he'd just win everything every year
      alestorm666
      Awful nominations. No Fiona Apple for best international female but TAYLOR SWIFT? And who is Mumford and Sons' agent? They are astonishingly mediocre. And no Tame Impala for best international band but one-hit-wonders Fun. Ridiculous.
      whywefight
      AltJ put out a solid first album, I hope they beat out Muse this year. Of course Muse in their prime would best Alt J, but Muse's disappointing new album doesn't have shit on Alt J's release this year.
      Jozef23
      Alt-J deserve it as well. That album is one of the most beautiful and tight albums released in a while. So much mixed emotion and such a strange sound. Though Muse's album is pretty good IMO, but it's definitely an album which will get mixed reviews by different people
      rolandroi
      This would've been alot more legit if spongebob was nominated anywhere on the list.
      Reddaz
      In my my mind, Iron Maiden's constant omission is just to give others a chance
      cam_sampbell
      This is a great list tbh, it's not your typical Brit Award nominees. I didn't expect to see Alt-J, The XX, Jessie Ware, Alabama Shakes, Frank Ocean, Bat For Lashes etc in there. Obviously metal isn't going to be included, so why even complain in the comments? I'm pretty sure metal fans complain when bands 'sell out' anyway...
      PaulPL
      Why "Babel" is up for Best Album? It's boring record. "Sigh no more" was great but it doesn't mean that next record is great too. I hope Ben Howard will win Best Male. I like his record so much, especially song called "Black Flies". He deserves it.
      spiff-corgi
      Sorry, Rita Ora, but being bought up by Jay Z does not constitute being a breakthrough act, nevermind the best one of the year. Maybe a Best Manufactured Act...