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Muse, Mumford & Sons and Alt-J lead 2013 BRIT Awards

Muse and Mumford & Sons also performing at the February ceremony

 

Muse, Mumford & Sons and Alt-J lead 2013 BRIT Awards

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The nominations for this year's BRIT Awards were revealed yesterday at an event in London, with Mumford & Sons, Alt-J, and Muse among the big names picking up nods for the 2013 event.

Mumford & Sons cap a hugely successful year with nominations for Live Act, British Band and British Album for Babel, the fastest selling album of the past year. Newcomers Alt-J also pick up three nominations for British Group, British Breakthrough and British Album for their Mercury Music Prize winning album, An Awesome Wave. Muse are nominated for Best British Group and Best Live Act.

Emeli Sande, who last year won the Critics Choice Award is the big name of the awards, picking up a total of four nominations. Sande is nominated for British Female Artist, British Album and picks up two nominations for British Single - one for her solo track 'Next To Me' and one for her Labrinth duet, 'Beneath Your Beautiful'.

The full list of nominees is as follows.

Best British group:
Mumford & Sons
Alt-J
The xx
Muse
One Direction

Best British album:
Emeli Sande
Plan B
Alt-J
Paloma Faith
Mumford & Sons

Best British female:
Amy Winehouse
Paloma Faith
Bat For Lashes
Jessie Ware
Emeli Sande

Best 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

Best British single
DJ Fresh 'Hot Right Now'
Rudimental 'Feel The Love'
Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande 'Beneath Your Beautiful'
James Arthur 'Impossible'
Rita Ora 'RIP'
Emeli Sande 'Next To Me'
Adele 'Skyfall'
Stooshe 'Black Heart'
Robbie Williams 'Candy'
Coldplay feat. Rihanna 'Princess of China'
Alex Clare 'Too Close'
Florence + The Machine 'Spectrum'
Rizzle Kicks 'Mama Do The Hump'
Jessie J 'Domino'
Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida 'Troublemaker'

Artists confirmed to perform on the night of the event are Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Ben Howard and One Direction. The show takes place on 20 February and will broadcast live on ITV1.

Below: photos from the 2012 BRIT Awards show

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