Blunt And Kaiser Chiefs Lead Brit Nominations
Singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT and English rockers KAISER CHIEFS are leading the nominations at next month's (15FEB06) Brit Awards with five nods each.
Former soldier Blunt is up for British Male Solo Artist, Pop Act, British Breakthrough Act, British Album for BACK TO BEDLAM and Best Single for YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, while Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs are nominated for British Group, British Rock Act, British Live Act, British Breakthrough Act and British Album for EMPLOYMENT.
Following close behind are COLDPLAY with four nods, including British Group and British Live Act, thanks to the huge success of their third album X+Y.
Meanwhile, Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND and KT TUNSTALL, superstar MADONNA and Canadian newcomers ARCADE FIRE have all received three nods each at the annual music bash, which will take place in London's Earl Court venue on 15 February (06).
Double nominees on the night include OASIS, GORILLAZ, KATE BUSH, KANYE WEST, JOHN LEGEND, GREEN DAY, U2 and KELLY CLARKSON.
Former THE JAM singer PAUL WELLER will also be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement gong at the awards, which will be hosted by English radio DJ CHRIS EVANS.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
British Male Solo Artist:
ANTHONY AND THE JOHNSONS
British Female Solo Artist:
COLDPLAY - X+Y
GORILLAZ - DEMON DAYS
JAMES BLUNT - BACK TO BEDLAM
KAISER CHIEFS - EMPLOYMENT
KATE BUSH - AERIAL
British Rock Act:
British Urban Act:
British Breakthrough Act:
International Breakthrough Act:
THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS
British Live Act:
COLDPLAY - SPEED OF SOUND
JAMES BLUNT - YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
SHAYNE WARD - THAT'S MY GOAL
SUGABABES - PUSH THE BUTTON
TONY CHRISTIE - (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO
International Male Solo Artist:
International Female Solo Artist:
THE BLACK EYED PEAS
ARCADE FIRE - FUNERAL
GREEN DAY - AMERICAN IDIOT
KANYE WEST - LATE REGISTRATION
MADONNA - CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR
U2 - HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB.