David Bowie's 'Where Are We Now' Looking for Rock Songs Chart Debut
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Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits.

Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "The Next Day."

Electronic duo Disclosure and rock band Bastille have four nominations apiece for the prizes, while drum `n' bass quartet Rudimental and singer Ellie Goulding each have three. World-conquering boy band One Direction has two nominations, for British single and British group.

Nominees in the international categories, announced Thursday, include Drake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Arcade Fire.

The awards, Britain's equivalent of the Grammys, will be handed out in a concert-style ceremony at London's O2 Arena on Feb. 19 featuring performances by Arctic Monkeys, Bastille and Perry.

Most winners are decided by a ballot of some 1,000 music-industry members, and several are decided by public vote.

The awards, Britain's equivalent of the Grammys, will be handed out in a concert-style ceremony at London's O2 Arena on Feb. 19. See a full list of nominees:

British Male Solo Artist

David Bowie

Jake Bugg

James Blake

John Newman

Tom Odell

 

British Female Solo Artist

Birdy

Ellie Goulding

Jessie J

Laura Marling

Laura Mvula

 

British Breakthrough Act

Bastille

Disclosure

Laura Mvula

London Grammar

Tom Odell

 

British Group

Arctic Monkeys

Bastille

Disclosure

One Direction

Rudimental

 

British Single

Bastille, "Pompeii"

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love"

Disclosure ft AlunaGeorge, "White Noise"

Ellie Goulding, "Burn"

John Newman, "Love Me Again"

Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith, "La La La"

Olly Murs, "Dear Darling"

One Direction, "One Way Or Another"

Passenger, "Let Her Go"

Rudimental ft Ella Eyre, "Waiting All Night"

 

British Album of the Year

Arctic Monkeys, "AM:"

Bastille, "Bad Blood"

David Bowie, "The Next Day"

Disclosure, "Settle"

Rudimental, "Home"

 

International Male Solo Artist

Bruno Mars

Drake

Eminem

John Grant

Justin Timberlake

 

International Female Solo Artist

Janelle Monae

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Lorde

Pink

 

International Group

Arcade Fire

Daft Punk

Haim

Kings of Leon

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

 

British Producer

Ethan Johns

Flood and Alan Moulder

Paul Epworth

Critics' Choice

 

Winner: Sam Smith

Also nominated: Ella Eyre, Chloe Howl

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