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2013 BRIT Nominations: Coldplay, Rihanna + Amy Winehouse Honored

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‘Princess of China’ might make Coldplay and Rihanna the musical kings and queen of Britain. RiRi and Chris Martin’s band are among the leading contenders for the 2013 BRIT Awards. The annual U.K. awards show today (Jan. 10) revealed its list of nominees, which also included a surprise nod for the late Amy Winehouse.

Coldplay and Rihanna are up for Best British Single for ‘Princess of China.’ Chris Martin’s band is also a contender for Best Live Act, while RiRi is up for Best International Female.

Winehouse’s nom comes in the Best British Female category, based on the success of her posthumous album ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures,’ which hit No. 1 in Britain.

Scottish R&B singer Emeli Sande actually leads the pack with four nominations, while Rita Ora picked up three. Both artists appear twice in the Best British Single category, which features a whopping 15 nominees, including Adele‘s ‘Skyfall,’ Florence + the Machine‘s ‘Spectrum,’ and Jessie J‘s ‘Domino.’

The boys from One Direction are back at the BRITs with a Best British Group nomination. A year ago, 1D won Best British Single for ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’ They are already confirmed to perform at the Feb. 20 ceremony.

Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean and fun. are among the Americans nominated for the International awards.

2013 BRIT Awards Nominations:

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Emeli Sande, ‘Our Version of Events’
Mumford & Sons, ‘Babel’
Alt-J, ‘An Awesome Wave’
Plan B, ‘iLL Manors’
Paloma Faith, ‘Fall to Grace’

Best British Single
Adele, ‘Skyfall’
Alex Clare, ‘Too Close’
Coldplay & Rihanna, ‘Princess of China’
DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora, ‘Hot Right Now’
Emeli Sandé, ‘Next to Me’
Florence & The Machine, ‘Spectrum’
James Arthur, ‘Impossible’
Jessie J, ‘Domino’
Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sandé, ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
Olly Murs Feat. Flo Rida, ‘Troublemaker’
Rita Ora Feat. Tinie Tempah, ‘R.I.P.’
Rizzle Kicks, ‘Mama Do the Hump’
Robbie Williams, ‘Candy’
Rudimental Feat. John Newman, ‘Feel the Love’
Stooshe, ‘Black Heart’

Best Live Act
The Rolling Stones
The Vaccines
Mumford & Sons

British Male Solo Artist
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Ben Howard
Richard Hawley
Plan B

British Female Solo Artist
Bat For Lashes
Amy Winehouse
Emeli Sande
Paloma Faith
Jessie Ware

British Group
One Direction
Mumford & Sons

British Breakthrough
Jessie Ware
Jake Bugg
Rita Ora
Ben Howard

International Group
Alabama Shakes
The Script
The Killers
The Black Keys

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Michael Buble
Frank Ocean
Jack White

International Female Solo Artist
Taylor Swift
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey

British Producer Of The Year
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

Critics Choice
Tom Odell

Special Recognition Award
War Child

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