Emeli Sandé, Mumford & Sons, Alt J lead BRIT pack

Emeli Sandé, Mumford & Sons and Alt J lead The BRIT Awards 2013 with MasterCard pack with three nominations apiece.

Sandé is in contention for British Female Solo Artist, British Single and MasterCard British Album of The Year; Mumford are up for British Group, British Live Act and MasterCard British Album Of The Year; whilst Alt J are nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Group and MasterCard Album Of The Year.

Muse, Plan B, Rita Ora, Jessie Ware, Ben Howard, Coldplay, Paloma Faith and Olly Murs all received two nominations.

As previously announced, the BRIT Awards will recognise War Child’s incredible work by honouring them with the first Special Recognition Award, which will be presented during the Awards ceremony.

The BRIT Awards will be held on February 20th at The O2 Arena, London and will be presented by James Corden. They will be exclusively broadcast live on ITV 1. Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sandé, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard and One Direction are all confirmed to be performing on the night.

Full nominations are as follows:

British Breakthrough Act
Alt J
Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

British Female
Amy Winehouse
Bat for Lashes
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith

British Group
Alt J
Mumford and Sons
One Direction
The xx

British Live Act
Rolling Stones

British Male
Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Ollie Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

Global Success
Mumford and Sons
One Direction

British Producer
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

British Single
Adele, Skyfall
Alex Clare, Too Close
Coldplay + Rihanna, Princess of China
Rita Ora/DJ Fresh, Hot Right Now
Emile Sandé, Next To Me
Florence+ the Machine, Spectrum
James Arthur, Impossible
Jessie J, Domino
Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé, Beneath Your Beautiful
Ollie Murs, Troublemaker
Rita Ora, RIP
Rizzle Kicks, Mama Do The Hump
Robbie Williams, Candy
Rudimental, Feel the Love
Stooshe, Black Heart

Special Prize
War Child

Critics' Choice
Tom Odell

International Female
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana del Rey
Taylor Swift

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Black Keys

International Male
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Ocean
Jack White
Michael Buble

British Album
Alt J - An Awesome Wave
Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events
Mumford and Sons - Babel
Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace
Plan B - iLL Manors

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