Adele, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran top ‘most pirated’ list ahead of Brit Awards

Musicmetric have been crunching data relating to the awards next Tuesday (February 21)

Adele is set to dominate next week’s Brit Awards, according to music analytics service Musicmetric.

According to Musicmetric, by calculating the artists and releases most commonly downloaded by filesharers in the UK, an accurate prediction of who will win at next week’s ceremony can be gained.

Musicmetric have tipped Adele to win three awards and have her taking home the gongs for Best Album, Best British Female and Best Single for ‘Someone Like You’.

They also back Ed Sheeran to win Best British Male, Jessie J to win British Breakthrough Act and Coldplay and Foo Fighters to triumph in the Best British and International Group categories respectively.

They also name Rihanna as the likely recipient of Best International Female and Bruno Mars as Best International Male, with Nicki Minaj as the winner of the award for International Breakthrough Act.

The Brit Awards will take place at the O2 Arena on February 21. Blur will receive the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the 2012 event.

According to Musicmetric, the Brit Awards winners will be as follows:

Best British Male
Ed Sheeran

Best British Female

British Breakthrough Act
Jessie J

Best British Album
Adele – ’21’

Best British Group

Best International Male
Bruno Mars

Best International Female

Best International Group
Foo Fighters

International Breakthrough Act
Nicki Minaj

Best British Single
Adele – ‘Someone Like You’

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