BRIT Awards Nominees

The much anticipated 31st annual BRIT Awards are set to be held on Tuesday 15 February 2011 at The O2 Arena in London. The ceremony is rumoured to showcase a handful of new angles this year along with a fresh variety of musical talent. Highlighted changes in this year’s event include a brand new trophy design created by the acclaimed artist Vivienne Westwood and also for the first time in the affair’s history, the venue will not be located at its traditional setting at Earls Court, London.

Invited to host this year’s show is the winner of the 2007 British Comedy Award for Best Male Comedy Performer, James Corden. Mr. Corden’s comedic talents and noted unpredictability guarantee to add a unique flair to this the BRIT Awards.

Recently, a complete set list was announced for the 2011 line up of musical guests and as promised is a diverse and electrifying combination of musical talent. Taking the stage this season are the following players: Take That, Plan B, Rihanna, Tinie Tempah, Mumford & Sons, Adele, Cee Lo Green and Arcade Fire.

The winners of several former BRIT Awards, Take That, are competing against multiple nominated Tinie Tempah, Plan B and Mumford & Sons for Best British Album and are also nominated for Best British Group. During the ceremony each of the acclaimed runners up for Best Album will have a spotlight shown on their records which will treat the viewers with some background on the five nominees.

Tinie Tempah, the shining star gracing the board with four nominations is up for Best British Single for their song “Pass Out.” They are also in the running for Best British Male, Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Album. The London born artist’s debut album, Disc-Overy has been gathering positive critical acclaim as of late and high expectations are anticipated for the rappers work.

Other buzz surrounding this year’s BRIT Awards envelops the chosen candidates for Best International Female. The globally celebrated songbird Rihanna will be performing at this year’s event and is competing against big names such as Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, and Robyn.

Aside from being in the mix for Best British Album, Mumford & Sons are also turning heads this year for other nominations including Best British Group, and Best British Breakthrough Act. And will be joined in performances by both wide-reaching favourites Cee Lo Green and Arcade Fire. The venue will welcome back the award winning veteran Adele, who took home the first BRIT Awards Breakthrough Act honour in 2008.

The event will certainly showcase an array of multi-talented individuals this year and with the innovative changes taking place, will prove to be one of the most thrilling editions of the BRIT Awards to date.

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