Tempah Leads Brit Awards Nominees

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January 13, 2011 | 4:40pm EST

Rapper Tinie Tempah is the toast of British music after landing four Brit Awards nominations, including Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year.
The 22 year old has also been shortlisted for British Breakthrough Act and British Single for Pass Out.

Mumford & Sons, Plan B, The XX, Take That and Cheryl Cole are also multiple nominees – the reformed boy band, who will perform at the Brits on 15 February (11), will compete for British Group and British Album honours, while Cole is up for British Female Solo Artist and British Single for Parachute.

Mumford & Sons, Plan B and The XX, who won last year’s Mercury Music Prize, have each picked up three nominations.

International nominees include Arcade Fire, the National, Eminem, Cee Lo Green and Kings of Leon.

The ceremony will be held at London’s O2 Arena for the first time in Brits history.

The full list of nominees is:

British Male Solo Artist:

Mark Ronson

Paul Weller

Plan B

Robert Plant

Tinie Tempah

British Female Solo Artist:

Cheryl Cole

Ellie Goulding

Laura Marling

Paloma Faith

Rumer

British Breakthrough Act:

Ellie Goulding

Mumford & Sons

Rumer

Tinie Tempah

The XX

British Group:

Biffy Clyro

Gorillaz

Mumford & Sons

Take That

The XX

British Single:

Alexandra Burke ft Pitbull – All Night Long

Cheryl Cole – Parachute

Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love

Matt Cardle – When We Collide

Olly Murs – Please Don’t Let Me Go

Plan B – She Said

Scouting For Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song

Taio Cruz – Dynamite

Tinie Tempah – Pass Out

The Wanted – All Time Low

British Album of the Year:

Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks

Take That – Progress

Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy

The XX – XX

International Male Solo Artist:

Bruce Springsteen

Cee Lo Green

David Guetta

Eminem

Kanye West

International Female Solo Artist:

Alicia Keys

Katy Perry

Kylie Minogue

Rihanna

Robyn

International Breakthrough Act:

Bruno Mars

Glee Cast

Justin Bieber

National

Temper Trap

International Group:

Arcade Fire

Black Eyed Peas

Kings of Leon

Script

Vampire Weekend

International Album:

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer

Eminem – Recovery

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown

British Producer:

Ethan Johns

John Leckie

Markus Dravs

Mike Pela

Stuart Price.

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