BRIT Awards 2012 nominations in full: Ed Sheeran leads the way

The BRIT Awards 2012 nominations have just been announced and it’s safe to say Ed Sheeran is a happy man.

The A Team singer is up for four awards, including Best British Single, British Breakthrough Act, Mastercard British Album of the Year and Best British Male.

The 20 year old told the BBC that he was “ecstatic” with the news.

Jessie J and Adele will battle it out to be leading lady on the night, as they are each up for three gongs.

Jessie J, who won the Critics Choice Award last year, said: "I would never have imagined this last year. I remember sitting at the table and thinking, next year I want to be voted 'Best Female'.

It’s a big year for Scottish star Emeli Sandé who has already scooped this year’s Critics Choice Award and has just learned she is up for Best Breakthrough Act.

The BRIT Awards 2012 will take place on Tuesday 21st February at The O2 Arena.

The BRIT Awards 2012 nominees in full:

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist
Florence & the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling
British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status
British Single
Adele - Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Example - Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J ft Bob - Price Tag
JLS ft Dev - She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are
Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott - All About Tonight
The Wanted - Glad You Came

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Adele - 21
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran - +
Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist
Lady Gaga
International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay Z/ Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj
Outstanding Contribution to Music

Critics Choice
1st - Emeli Sandé
2nd - Maverick Sabre
3rd - Michael Kiwanuka
British Producer
Paul Epworth
Ethan Jones


  • Watch Emeli Sande's performance from Rox Christmas party in Glasgow in the video player above

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