UK: Brit Awards 2013 nominees are announced

Olly Murs

Olly Murs - Credit: Contributed

SINGING sensation Olly Murs, from north Essex, has been nominated for two Brit Awards.

The full list of nominees for the 2013 Brit Awards is as follows:

•British breakthrough act: Alt-J, Ben Howard, Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora;

•British female solo artist: Amy Winehouse, Bat For Lashes, Emeli Sande, Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith;

•British group: Alt-J, Mumford And Sons, Muse, One Direction, The xx;

•Live act: Coldplay, Mumford And Sons, Muse, Rolling Stones, The Vaccines;

•British male solo artist, Ben Howard, Calvin Harris, Olly Murs, Richard Hawley, Plan B;

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•British producer: Damon Albarn, Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth;

•British single: Adele - Skyfall, Alex Clare - Too Close, Coldplay featuring Rihanna - Princess Of China, DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora - Hot Right Now, Emeli Sande - Next To Me, Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name), James Arthur - Impossible, Jessie J - Domino, Labrinth featuring Emeli Sande - Beneath Your Beautiful, Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida - Troublemaker, Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah - RIP, Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump, Robbie Williams - Candy, Rudimental featuring John Newman - Feel The Love, Stooshe - Black Heart;

•Special recognition award - Warchild;

•Brits global success (for international sales in 2012) - to be announced on the night;

•Critics’ choice - Tom Odell;

•International female solo artist: Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey, Rihanna, Taylor Swift;

•International group: Alabama Shakes, Black Keys, Fun, The Killers, The Script;

•International male solo artist: Bruce Springsteen, Frank Ocean, Gotye, Jack White, Michael Buble;

•Best album: Alt-J - An Awesome Wave, Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events, Mumford And Sons - Babel, Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace, Plan B - Ill Manors.

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