Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations
Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominatiPop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominations.
Take That, who made a successful comeback with the album "Beautiful World," is up against last year's double BRIT winners Arctic Monkeys in three categories. Both acts are nominated for British Group alongside Editors, Girls Aloud and Kaiser Chiefs.
Arctic Monkeys could also win the British Album BRIT again as they are nominated for "Favorite Worst Nightmare." Lewis is nominated in that category for her debut "Spirit," along with "Version" by Ronson, Mika's "Life in Cartoon Motion" and Take That's "Beautiful World."
Nash is up for British Breakthrough Act, along with Bat For Lashes, Klaxons, Leona Lewis and Mika. And she is one of the 10 contenders for British Single with her hit "Foundations." Other nominees include Lewis for "Bleeding Love," Mika for "Grace Kelly" Take That for "Shine" Kaiser Chiefs for "Ruby" and Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse for "Valerie."
The Eagles scored nominations for two international BRITS in recognition of the success of their comeback album, "Long Road Out of Eden." They will compete with Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon and White Stripes in the International Group category.
Neither Radiohead or Prince, who enjoyed significant success in the U.K., were permitted to be nominated because their releases last year were not chart eligible.
The BRIT Awards ceremony will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court, with live coverage by ITV1. Performers confirmed for the event include Kaiser Chiefs, Minogue, Ronson, Mika and Rihanna. Sir Paul McCartney is the Outstanding Contribution to Music recipient and he will perform at the end of the ceremony.