Emeli Sandé is the bookies favourite to triumph twice at the BRIT Awards after the nominations were announced this morning.
Given that last year it felt like that Sandé had somehow taken control of all our televisions, mobile phones and laptops, appearing seemingly every minute on every channel through every device everywhere, it’s not too surprising that she features prominently in the BRIT Awards list of nominees announced today. Sandé is up for the Best British Female category and the Best British Album one too, with Digital Spy reporting that the bookies have her odds on to win both; in fact dominantly so. Sandé is tipped at 2/7 to win the latter and an overwhelming 1/10 to win the former, comfortably ahead of Amy Winehouse – who has been nominated from beyond the grave and stands at 10/1, still remarkably good odds for someone who spent all of last year dead.
In the British album category, Sandé’s Our Version Of Events – the biggest selling in the UK last year – goes up against Mumford & Sons’ Babel, Plan B’s Ill Manors, Alt-J’s Mercury Award-winning An Awesome Wave and Paloma Faith’s Fall To Grace. Elsewhere, it’s expected that Rita Ora will take home British Breakthrough prize, whilst it’s going to be tough to split Robbie Williams, Olly Murs and James Arthur for Best British Single.