Jessie Ware says ‘music gods’ are on her side after receiving two Brit Awards nominations

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Singer is up for Best British Female and Best British Breakthrough at this year's ceremony

Jessie Ware has told NME that she believes the “music gods” are on her side after she picked up two Brit Awards nominations.

The ‘Wildest Moments’ singer scored nominations for Best British Female and Best British Breakthrough. Ware described the moment she heard she had been nominated in both categories as “wicked”.

She said:

It’s wicked, I can’t believe it – I feel like the musical gods are on my side this year. They’ve been pretty good to me so far this year, so, it just keeps getting funner and funner really.

It’s set to be an important night for the 28-year-old singer who has fond memories of watching the Brit Awards on TV when she was younger. “I remember when Jarvis Cocker got on stage, you know, Take That and the Spice Girls,” she said.

Ware is up against Amy Winehouse in the Best British Female category, but the singer is pleased that Winehouse has received a posthumous nomination as “she is someone that I feel is really important to British music”.

When asked if there was an album that she was looking forward to in 2013, Ware praised NME favourites Haim who she referred to as her “Jewish sisters”.

She added: “They’re just brilliant aren’t they? They make incredible pop music. They’re incredibly talented girls, they’re charismatic, they’re fun, they don’t take themselves too seriously, and they’re sisters. It’s amazing!”

The Brit Awards take place on February 20 at London’s O2 Arena. Muse, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Mumford and Sons and Ben Howard will be performing at the event.

The full Brit Awards nominations are:

Best British Group:
Mumford and Sons
The xx
One Direction

Best British Album:
Emeli Sande ‘Our Version of Events’
Plan B ‘Ill Manors’
Alt-J ‘An Awesome Wave’
Paloma Faith ‘Fall To Grace’
Mumford and Sons ‘Babel’

Best British Female:
Amy Winehouse
Paloma Faith
Bat For Lashes
Jessie Ware
Emeli Sande

British British Male:
Calvin Harris
Plan B
Richard Hawley
Ben Howard
Olly Murs

British Breakthrough:
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Ben Howard
Rita Ora

Best Live Act:
Mumford and Sons
The Vaccines
The Rolling Stones

Best International Group:
The Black Keys
The Script
Alabama Shakes
The Killers

Best International Male:
Jack White
Michael Buble
Frank Ocean
Bruce Springsteen

Best International Female:
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift