Emeli Sande leads the 2013 BRIT Awards nominations
The 25-year-old singer - who won the BRITs Critics` Choice Award in 2012 - was nominated for British Female, British Album for `Our Version Of Events` and her songs `Next To Me` and the collaboration with Labrinth, `Beneath Your Beautiful` are up for British Single.
She said: "It`s a really good feeling. It feels great, a bit scary, because you never know, you might not win anything.
"It feels great to have this acknowledgement and recognition. And to come back here after winning the Critics` Choice and to be nominated is really, really cool."
At the BRIT Award Nominations announcement at London`s Savoy Hotel today (10.01.13), Emeli also presented Tom Odell with the 2013 Critics` Choice Award and spoke about how much winning the award meant to her last year.
She said: "This time last year, I was excited but very nervous. I wish now I had just enjoyed it.
"He`s such a wonderful musician and it`s great to pass it on to him."
Mumford & Sons and Alt-J also received three nominations each with Rita Ora, Muse, Plan B, Jessie Ware, Ben Howard, Coldplay, Paloma Faith and Olly Murs all up for two awards.
Rihanna will battle it out for the International Female gong with Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift while Jack White, Gotye, Michael Buble, Frank Ocean and Bruce Springsteen are all up for International Male.
The Rolling Stones will are nominated in the British Live Act category against Coldplay, Muse, Mumford & Sons and The Vaccines. The nomination makes them the only act to be nominated in both this year`s awards and at the first BRITAwards in 1977.
Amy Winehouse received a posthumous nomination in the British Female Solo category and will go up against Jessie, Paloma, Emeli and Bat For Lashes.
Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard and One Direction will all perform at the ceremony which will be presented by James Corden on Wednesday 20th February 2013 at The O2 Arena, London.
2013BRITAWARDS FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS:
Mastercard British Album Of The Year EmeliSande - `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 EmeliSande 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
International Female Solo Artist Taylor Swift Rihanna Alicia Keys Cat Power Lana Del Rey
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To Be announced at BRITAwards2013
British Producer Of The Year Damon Albarn Jake Gosling Paul Epworth