Friendly Fires, Dizzee Rascal, La Roux also up for gongs

Lily Allen leads the field in the BRIT Awards 2010 nominations which have been announced this evening (January 18).

Robbie Williams, Dizzee Rascal, Pixie Lott, La Roux and Florence And The Machine are also up for multiple awards.

Allen is up for the British Female Solo Artist, British Album (for ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’) and British Single (for ‘The Fear’) categories.

Florence And The Machine, aka Florence Welch, is also up for three – British Female Solo Artist, British Album (for ‘Lungs’) and British Breakthrough Act.

Friendly Fires are nominated in the British Breakthrough Act and British Group categories. Doves, Kasabian and Muse are also nominated in the latter category – along with JLS.

Animal Collective are nominated in two categories – International Breakthrough Act and International Album (for ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’).

This year’s event also features the most memorable BRITs Performance Of 30 Years award, to mark the event’s anniversary.

The ceremony takes place in London‘s Earl’s Court on February 16. As previously announced, Robbie Williams will pick up this year’s Outstanding Contribution To Music Award on the night.

The Brit Awards 2010 nominees are:

British Male Solo Artist
Calvin Harris
Dizzee Rascal
Mika
Paolo Nutini
Robbie Williams

British Female Solo Artist
Bat For Lashes
Florence And The Machine
Leona Lewis
Lily Allen
Pixie Lott

British Breakthrough Act
Florence And The Machine
Friendly Fires
JLS
La Roux
Pixie Lott

British Group
Doves
Friendly Fires
JLS
Kasabian
Muse

British Album
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’
Florence And The Machine – ‘Lungs’
Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’
Lily Allen – ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’
Paolo Nutini – ‘Sunny Side Up’

British Single
Alesha Dixon – ‘Breathe Slow’
Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida – ‘Bad Boys’
Cheryl Cole – ‘Fight For This Love’
Joe McElderry – ‘The Climb’
JLS – ‘Beat Again’
La Roux – ‘In For The Kill’
Lily Allen – ‘The Fear’
Pixie Lott – ‘Mama Do’
Taio Cruz – ‘Break Your Heart’
Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz – ‘Number 1’

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Eminem
Jay-Z
Michael Bublé
Seasick Steve

International Female Solo Artist
Lady Gaga
Ladyhawke
Norah Jones
Rihanna
Shakira

International Breakthrough Act
Animal Collective
Daniel Merriweather
Empire of the Sun
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

International Album
Animal Collective – ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’
Black Eyed Peas – ‘The E.N.D.’
Empire of the Sun – ‘Walking On A Dream’
Jay-Z – ‘The Blueprint 3’
Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’

British Producer
Jim Abbiss
Paul Epworth
Ethan Johns
Steve Lillywhite

BRITs Album Of 30 Years
Coldplay – ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ (2002)
Dido – ‘No Angel’ (2001)
Dire Straits – ‘Brothers In Arms’ (1985)
Duffy – ‘Rockferry’ (2008)
Keane – ‘Hopes And Fears’ (2004)
Oasis – ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ (1995)
Phil Collins ‘ No Jacket Required’ (1985)
Sade – ‘Diamond Life’ (1984)
The Verve – ‘Urban Hymns (1998)
Travis – ‘The Man Who’ (1999)

BRITs Performance Of 30 Years
Bee Gees- ‘Stayin’ Alive’/’How Deep is Your Love’ (1997)
Bros – ‘I Owe You Nothing’ (1989)
Coldplay – ‘Clocks’ (2003)
Eurythmics & Stevie Wonder – ‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)’ (1999)
Girls Aloud – ‘The Promise’ (2009)
Kanye West – ‘Gold Digger’ (2006)
Kylie Minogue – ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ (2002)
Michael Jackson – ‘Earth Song’ (1996)
Paul McCartney – ‘Live And Let Die’ (2008)
Pet Shop Boys – ‘Go West’ (1994)
Robbie Williams & Tom Jones – The Full Monty medley (1998)
Scissor Sisters – ‘Take Your Mama’ (2005)
Spice Girls – ‘Wannabe’/ ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ (1997)
Take That – ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’/ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’/ ‘She Loves You’ Beatles medley (1994)
The Who – ‘Who Are You’ (1988)
A TV programme will be broadcast on January 23 showcasing the performances, followed by an online audience vote

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