Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs lead BRIT Award nominations

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Mika, Take That and Leona Lewis lead the 2008 BRIT Award nominees with four nominations apiece, along with Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Kate Nash and Mark Ronson, who each received three, it was announced today (January 14).

Klaxons earned two nods for British Breakthrough Act and British Live Act, as did Bat For Lashes who received nominations in the British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act categories.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is being honoured with the Outstanding Contribution Award for his “incredible career and his outstanding charitable work”.


The BRIT Awards are set to be held on February 20 at London‘s Earls Court, with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne hosting.

Today’s nominations were announced in the UK capital’s Camden Roundhouse.

The nominees are:

British Male Solo Artist

Jamie T

Mark Ronson



Newton Faulkner

Richard Hawley

British Female Solo Artist

Bat For Lashes

Kate Nash

KT Tunstall

Leona Lewis

PJ Harvey

British Group

Arctic Monkeys


Girls Aloud

Kaiser Chiefs

Take That

British Album

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’

Leona Lewis – ‘Spirit’

Mark Ronson – ‘Version’

Mika – ‘Life In Cartoon Motion’

Take That – ‘Beautiful World’

British Breakthrough Act

Bat For Lashes

Kate Nash


Leona Lewis


British Live Act

Arctic Monkeys

Kaiser Chiefs



Take That

British Single

The Hoosiers – ‘Worried About Ray’

James Blunt – ‘1973’

Kaiser Chiefs – ‘Ruby’

Kate Nash – ‘Foundations’

Leona Lewis – ‘Bleeding Love’

Mark Ronson – ‘Valerie’ (featuring Amy Winehouse)

Mika – ‘Grace Kelly’

Mutya Buena – ‘Real Girl’

Sugababes – ‘About You Now’

Take That – ‘Shine’

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Kanye West

Rufus Wainwright


Michael Buble

International Female Solo Artist

Alicia Keys



Kylie Minogue


International Group

Arcade Fire


Foo Fighters

Kings Of Leon

The White Stripes

International Album

Arcade Fire – ‘Neon Bible’

Eagles – ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’

Foo Fighters – ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience, Grace’

Kings Of Leon ‘Because Of The Times’

Kylie Minogue – ‘X’

Outstanding Contribution Award

Paul McCartney


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