BRITS ANNOUNCED

The shortlist is announced...

MS DYNAMITE, THE STREETS, COLDPLAY and THE CORAL are amongst the nominations for this year’s BRIT AWARDS.

The shortlist has been announced, with Ms Dynamite getting the nod in four categories – British Female, British Breakthrough, British Urban and British Album.

The Streets also gets four, for British Male, Album, Breakthrough and Urban awards. Elsewhere, Coldplay get a nomination for Best British Album for ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ and The Coral are nominated in the same category.

The Brits 2003 take place on February 20 at Earl’s Court.

This year’s nominations are:

British Male Solo Artist –

Badly Drawn boy

Craig David

David Gray

The Streets

Robbie Williams

British Female Solo Artist

Sophie Ellis Bextor

Ms Dynamite

Beverly Knight

Alison Moyet

Beth Orton

British Album

Coldplay – ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’

Ms Dynamite – ‘A Little Deeper’

The Coral – ‘The Coral’

The Streets – ‘Original Pirate Material’

Sugababes – ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’

British Group

Blue

Coldplay

Doves

Sugababes

Oasis

British Single

Atomic Kitten – The Tide Is High

Gareth Gates – Anyone Of Us

Gareth Gates – ‘Unchained Melody’

Liberty X – ‘Just A Little’

Will Young – ‘Anything Is Possible’ / ‘Evergreen’

British urban Act

Beverly Knight

Big Brovaz

Craig David

Daniel Bedingfield

Mis-teeq

Ms Dynamite

Romeo

Roots Mauva

So Solid Crew

The Streets

British Dance Act

Chemical Brothers

Groove Armada

Jamiroquai

Kosheen

Sugababes

British Breakthrough Artist

Liberty X

Ms Dynamite

The Coral

The Streets

Will Young

Pop Act

Blur

Enrique Iglesias

Gareth Gates

Pink

Will Young

International Male Solo Artist

Beck

Eminem

Moby

Nelly

Bruce Springsteen

International Female Solo Artist

Missy Elliot

Norah Jones

Alicia Keys

Avril Lavigne

Pink

International Album

Eminem – ‘The Eminem Show’

Norah Jones – ‘Come Away With Me’

Alicia Keys – ‘Songs In A Minor’

Pink – ‘Missundaztood’

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘By The Way’

International Group

Foo Fighters

Nickelback

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Royksopp

White Stripes

International Breakthrough Artist

Norah Jones

Avril Lavigne

Nickelback

Shakira

White Stripes

Outstanding Contribution To Music

Tom Jones