Music

MUSIC NEWS: 2012 BRIT Award Nominations

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Although we’re preparing for Grammy week here at Couch Sessions, we’re always up on what’s happening across the pond. The BRIT Awards are an enjoyable antithesis to the American awards. Artists are usually drunk and spout obenities (we’re looking at you Liam Gallagher).

Nevertheless, the artists this year are pretty strong. British artist Ed Sheeran and Adele lead the nominations. And good look to our homie Aloe Blacc for garnering a nom for his chart topping single “I Need A Dollar” as well. Check it.

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

British Female Solo Artist

Adele
Florence & the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Adele – 21
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran – +
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

British Breakthrough Act

Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status
Coldplay
Elbow
Kasabian

 

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

International Male Solo Artist

Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist

Beyoncé
Bjork
Feist
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

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

Blur

Critics Choice

1st – Emeli Sandé
2nd – Maverick Sabre
3rd – Michael Kiwanuka

British Producer

Paul Epworth
Flood
Ethan Jones