Nominations for this year’s Brit Awards have been announced, with Tinie Tempah, Cheryl Cole, Ellie Goulding and Take That all receiving multiple nods.
The nominations were announced at a nominations party at London’s Indigo2 last night.
Homegrown rapper Tine Tempah received four nominations, in the categories of British Male Solo Artist, British Single, British Breakthrough Act and Mastercard British Album of the Year.
Cheryl Cole and Ellie Goulding both landed two nominations each, while Take That have been nominated for British Group, and Mastercard British Album of the Year.
Other acts up for awards include Mark Ronson, Mumford & Sons, Plan B, Biffy Clyro and fresh new boyband The Wanted.
Jessie J scored the coveted Critics’ Choice award, which was last year awarded to Ellie Goulding.
The 68 nominations are the result of votes cast by the BRITs Voting Academy, which is made up of 1000 people from various sectors of the music industry.
The full list of Brit Award nominees are as follows:
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 And Sons; Rumer; Tinie Tempah; The xx.
British Group: Biffy Clyro; Gorillaz; Mumford And Sons; Take That; The XX.
British Single: Alexandra Burke ft Pitbull - All Night Long; Cheryl Cole - Parachute; Florence And 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.
MasterCard British Album of the Year: Mumford And 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; Knye West.
International Female Solo Artist: Alicia Keys; Katy Perry; Kylie Minogue; Rihanna; Robyn.
International Breakthrough Act: Bruno Mars; Glee Cast; Justin Bieber; The National; The Temper Trap.
International Group: Arcade Fire; Black Eyed Peas; Kings Of Leon; The 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.
Critics' Choice: Jessie J
British Producer: Ethan Johns; John Leckie; Markus Dravs; Mike Pela; Stuart Price.