BRITS 1999: THE FULL LIST

Annual UK music biz fest announces shortlist for corporate backslap fest...

THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS, MASSIVE ATTACK and BELLE & SEBASTIAN were all shortlisted for the Brit Awards 99 at a press conference at the Cafe De Paris in London.

Thwew nominations were announced at a far from star studded reception – BILLIE and DESTINY’S CHILD were there, ANOTHER LEVEL (conspicuously without GHOSTFACE KILLAH) and LYNDEN DAVID HALL played live – with ROBBIE WILLIAMS turning up in four categories with six nominations, Belle & Sebastian were lined-up against HINDA HICKS, STEPS and BILLIE in the Best UK Newcomer category, voted for by listerners of Radio 1.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

BEST UK GROUP

Beautiful South, Catatonia,Gomez, Manic Street Preachers, Massive Attack

BEST UK ALBUM

Catatonia ‘International Velvet’, Gomez ‘Bring It On’, Manic Street Preachers ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, Massive Attack ‘Mezzanine’, Robbie Williams ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’

BEST UK NEWCOMER

5ive, Another Level, Belle & Sebastian, Billie, Cleopatra, Cornershop, Gomez, Hinda Hicks, Propellerheads, Steps

BEST UK DANCE ACT

All Saints, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Jamiroquai, Massive Attack

BEST SOUNDTRACK / CAST RECORDING

‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’, ‘Titanic’, ‘The Wedding Singer’

BEST INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Air, Beastie Boys, Corrs, Fun Loving Criminals, REM

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER

Air, B*Witched, Eagle Eye Cherry, Natalie Imbruglia, Savage garden

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ALBUM

Sheryl Crow, Lauryn Hill, Natalie imbruglia, Madonna, Alanis Morissette

BEST INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Beck, Eagle Eye Cherry, Neil Finn, Pras, Will Smith

BEST UK FEMALE SOLO ALBUM

Billie, Des’Ree, PJ Harvey, Hinda Hicks, Billie Myers

BEST UK MALE SOLO ARTIST

Ian Brown, Bernard Butler, Lynden David Hall, Fatboy Slim, Robbie Williams

BEST UK SINGLE

The Beautiful South ‘Perfect 10’, Catatonia ‘Road Rage’, Cornershop ‘Brimful Of Asha’, Des’ree ‘Life’, Fatboy Slim ‘The Rockafella Skank’, Manic Street Preachers ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’,Massive Attack ‘Teardrop’, George Michael ‘Outside’, Robbie Williams ‘Millennium’ and ‘Angels’

BEST UK VIDEO

All Saints ‘Under The Bridge’, Mel B featuring Missy Elliot ‘I Want You Back’, Cornershop ‘Brimful Of Asha’, Jamiroquai ‘Deeper Underground’, Massive Attack ‘Teardrop’, George Michael ‘Outside’, Placebo ‘Pure Morning’, Radiohead ‘No Surprises’, Robbie Williams ‘Let Me Entertain You’ and ‘Millennium’

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC

Eurythmics

The awards will be held at London Docklands Arena on February 15.