This year’s nominations for the BRIT Awards 2010 showcasing the best of British and international music talent over the past year, were announced on 18 January at London’s IndigO2.
Hosted by Fearne Cotton, the event revealed a strong contingency of women leading the way. Lady Gaga, Florence & The Machine, Lily Allen, and Pixie Lott all have three BRIT nominations each.
The American sensation, Lady Gaga with her single ‘Poker Face’ has been nominated for International Breakthrough Act, International Female Solo Artist, and International Album for The Fame.
Florence & The Machine is competing for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, and British Album for her debut album Lungs. London’s Lily Allen is up for British Female Solo Artist, British Album for It’s Not You, It’s Me, and British Single of the Year for The Fear. Newcomer, Pixie Lott is nominated for British Single of the Year for “Mama Do,” British Female Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough Act.
Nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Group, and British single for ‘Beat Again’ is X Factor’s boyband JLS. With two nominations each are Dizzee Rascal, Jay-Z, Paolo Nutini, La Roux, Empire of the Sun, and Animal Collective.
The BRIT Awards 2010 is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with two retrospective categories; The BRITs Memorable Performance of 30 Years’ Award and the ‘British Album of 30 Years’.
Robbie Williams will be honoured with the coveted Outstanding Contribution to Music award and will end the 2010 show with a live performance. Jay-Z, Cheryl Cole and Lily Allen are also set to perform on the night.
The BRIT Awards ceremony will take place on 16 February, hosted by Peter Kay, at London’s Earls Court Arena and will be televised live on ITV1.
Full list of nominations:
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
Bat for Lashes
Florence & the Machine
British Breakthrough Act
(Top 5 selected by Voting Academy; winner chosen by Radio 1 listeners)
Florence & the Machine
MasterCard British Album
Dizzee Rascal Tongue n’Cheek
Florence & the Machine Lungs
Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Lily Allen It’s Not Me, It’s You
Paolo Nutini Sunny Side Up
(Winner selected by UK Commercial Radio listeners)
Alesha Dixon Breathe Slow
Alexandra Burke Ft Flo Rida Bad Boys
Cheryl Cole Fight For This Love
Joe McElderry The Climb
JLS Beat Again
La Roux In For The Kill
Lily Allen The Fear
Pixie Lott Mama Do
Taio Cruz Break Your Heart
Tinchy Stryder Ft N-Dubz Number 1
BRITs Performance of Past 30 Years
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive/How Deep is Your Love (1997)
Bros I Owe you Nothing (1989)
Coldplay Clocks (2003)
Eurythmics & Stevie Wonder Angel (1999)
Girls Aloud The Promise (2009)
Kanye West Gold Digger (2006)
Kylie Minogue Can’t Get You Out of my Head (2002)
Michael Jackson Earth Song (1996)
Paul McCartney Live & Let Die (2008)
Pet Shop Boys Go West (1994)
Robbie Williams & Tom Jones The Full Monty Medley (1998)
Scissor Sisters Take Your Mama (2005)
Spice Girls Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are (1997)
Take That Beatles Medley – I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Hard Day’s Night/ She Loves Me (1994)
The Who Who Are You (1988)
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
International Breakthrough Act
(Top 5 selected by Voting Academy; winner chosen by MTV viewers)
Empire of the Sun
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D.
Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Lady Gaga The Fame