FRANZ LEAD BRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

And there’s nods for The Libertines, Kasabian, Muse and Keane…

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

Jamie Cullum

Lemar

Morrissey

The Streets

Will Young

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Amy Winehouse

Jamelia

Joss Stone

Natasha Bedingfield

PJ Harvey

BRITISH GROUP

Franz Ferdinand

Kasabian

Keane

Muse

Snow Patrol

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’

BRITISH SINGLE

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

Franz Ferdinand

Joss Stone

Keane

Natasha Bedingfield

The Zutons

BRITISH URBAN ACT

Dizzee Rascal

Jamelia

Joss Stone

Lemar

The Streets

BRITISH ROCK ACT

Franz Ferdinand

Kasabian

Muse

Snow Patrol

The Libertines

BRITISH LIVE ACT

Franz Ferdinand

Jamie Cullum

Kasabian

Muse

The Libertines

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’

POP ACT

Avril Lavigne

Girls Aloud

Natasha Bedingfield

McFly

Westlife

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Brian Wilson

Eminem

Kanye West

Tom Waits

Usher

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Alicia Keys

Anastacia

Gwen Stefani

Kelis

Kylie Minogue

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Green Day

Maroon 5

OutKast

Scissor Sisters

U2

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM

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

Jet

Kanye West

Killers

Maroon 5

Scissor Sisters

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC

Sir Bob Geldof