Annual UK music biz fest announces shortlist for corporate backslap fest...
THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS, MASSIVE ATTACK and BELLE & SEBASTIAN were all shortlisted for the Brit Awards 99 at a press conference at the Cafe De Paris in London.
Thwew nominations were announced at a far from star studded reception – BILLIE and DESTINY’S CHILD were there, ANOTHER LEVEL (conspicuously without GHOSTFACE KILLAH) and LYNDEN DAVID HALL played live – with ROBBIE WILLIAMS turning up in four categories with six nominations, Belle & Sebastian were lined-up against HINDA HICKS, STEPS and BILLIE in the Best UK Newcomer category, voted for by listerners of Radio 1.
The full list of nominees are as follows:
BEST UK GROUP
Beautiful South, Catatonia,Gomez, Manic Street Preachers, Massive Attack
BEST UK ALBUM
Catatonia ‘International Velvet’, Gomez ‘Bring It On’, Manic Street Preachers ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, Massive Attack ‘Mezzanine’, Robbie Williams ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’
BEST UK NEWCOMER
5ive, Another Level, Belle & Sebastian, Billie, Cleopatra, Cornershop, Gomez, Hinda Hicks, Propellerheads, Steps
BEST UK DANCE ACT
All Saints, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Jamiroquai, Massive Attack
BEST SOUNDTRACK / CAST RECORDING
‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’, ‘Titanic’, ‘The Wedding Singer’
BEST INTERNATIONAL GROUP
Air, Beastie Boys, Corrs, Fun Loving Criminals, REM
BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER
Air, B*Witched, Eagle Eye Cherry, Natalie Imbruglia, Savage garden
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ALBUM
Sheryl Crow, Lauryn Hill, Natalie imbruglia, Madonna, Alanis Morissette
BEST INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Beck, Eagle Eye Cherry, Neil Finn, Pras, Will Smith
BEST UK FEMALE SOLO ALBUM
Billie, Des’Ree, PJ Harvey, Hinda Hicks, Billie Myers
BEST UK MALE SOLO ARTIST
Ian Brown, Bernard Butler, Lynden David Hall, Fatboy Slim, Robbie Williams
BEST UK SINGLE
The Beautiful South ‘Perfect 10’, Catatonia ‘Road Rage’, Cornershop ‘Brimful Of Asha’, Des’ree ‘Life’, Fatboy Slim ‘The Rockafella Skank’, Manic Street Preachers ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’,Massive Attack ‘Teardrop’, George Michael ‘Outside’, Robbie Williams ‘Millennium’ and ‘Angels’
BEST UK VIDEO
All Saints ‘Under The Bridge’, Mel B featuring Missy Elliot ‘I Want You Back’, Cornershop ‘Brimful Of Asha’, Jamiroquai ‘Deeper Underground’, Massive Attack ‘Teardrop’, George Michael ‘Outside’, Placebo ‘Pure Morning’, Radiohead ‘No Surprises’, Robbie Williams ‘Let Me Entertain You’ and ‘Millennium’
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC
The awards will be held at London Docklands Arena on February 15.