Franz Ferdinand lead the nominations for this year’s BRIT AWARDS.
This year’s ceremony, the 25th and named BRITs25, takes place at London Earl’s Court on February 9.
Franz Ferdinand have been nominated in five categories including Best British Group and Best British Album, while Muse have been nominated in four categories including Best British Rock Act.
Kasabian, Streets, Jamelia, Snow Patrol, Natasha Bedingfield and Libertines have three nominations each.
[a][/a], Joss Stone, Lemar and Jamie Cullum are all also nominated, with two nods each.
Speaking about the nominations, singer Alex Kapranos told NME.COM: “We’re pretty chuffed to be nominated for so many categories. It’s a wee bit unbelievable if you think about what we were up to a year ago. It means a lot to us to have come this far with a small British independent label like Domino. It makes you realise that the rules are what you make them.”
The nominations marked a double celebration for Kasabian after their self-titled debut album also went platinum the same day.
Singer Tom Meighan said: “I wasn’t expecting that. I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus man. It’s wonderful. I can’t believe it. Our album has only been out four months as well. Hopefully we’ll win every fucker. No seriously though I think we’ve got a chance. We’ll see what happens.”
Guitarist Sergio Pizzorno added: “I can’t believe that, fucking hell. It just goes to show that you can be in a band, you can play the guitar and you can sell records. Rock ain’t dead yet. To be honest I didn’t think we stood a chance of being nominated because we came in a bit late for the nominations this year and a lot of other bands were further down the line than us. I thought maybe next year.”
The nominations for this year’s Brit Awards are:
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM
Franz Ferdinand – ‘Franz Ferdinand’
Keane – ‘Hopes And Fears’
Muse – ‘Absolution’
Snow Patrol – ‘Final Straw’
The Streets – ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’
Band Aid 20 – ‘Do They Know Its Christmas?’
Jamelia – ‘Thank You’
LMC vs U2 – ‘Take Me To The Clouds Above’
Shapeshifters – ‘Lola’s Theme’
Will Young – ‘Your Game’
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
BRITISH URBAN ACT
BRITISH ROCK ACT
BRITISH LIVE ACT
BRITs25 : THE BEST SONG AWARD
Joy Division – ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
Kate Bush – ‘Wuthering Heights’
Queen – ‘We Are The Champions’
Robbie Williams – ‘Angels’
Will Young – ‘Leave Right Now’
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Killers – ‘Hot Fuss’
Maroon 5 – ‘Songs About Jane’
OutKast – ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’
Scissor Sisters – ‘Scissor Sisters’
U2 – ‘How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’
INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ACT
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
Sir Bob Geldof