When the nominees for this year's BRIT Awards are announnced, it's revealed that Adele and Jessie J are among the stars who get multiple nods. The two British beauties, who had an eventful year in 2011, score three noms each, and they are facing each other in two of them, British Female Solo Artist and British Single.
In the former battle, Adele and Jessie are joined by Florence and the Machine, Kate Bush and Laura Marling. In the latter, the two female pop singers have a longer list of competitors which include some of today's British popular boybands like JLS, Example, One Direction and The Wanted.
Adele gets her third nod in British Album of the Year, competing against Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, PJ Harvey and Florence. Meanwhile, Jessie receives her third nom in British Breakthrough Act, battling Ed, Anna Calvi, The Vaccines and this year's Critics' Choice winner Emeli Sande.
In the International category, Beyonce Knowles, Bjork, Feist, Lady GaGa and Rihanna are pitted against each other in Female Solo Artist. Jay-Z and Kanye West, meanwhile, are up for Best Group against Fleet Foxes, Foo Fighters, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5.
The nominees were announced in a press conference at The Savoy in London, England on Thursday evening, January 12. British stars like Dionne Bromfield, Sarah-Jane Crawford, JLS, Laura Whitmore, Chase & Status, Rizzle Kicks, Professor Green and Jessie J were spotted coming to the event.
Around that day, Adele wrote on her Twitter account, "f**king happy, thank you for the nods xx," without specifying what nods she's referring to. An hour later, she shared her excitement for the upcoming 54th annual Grammy Awards, "Looking forward to @theGRAMMYs on Feb 12! #WeAreMusic."
There have been rumor swirling around the web, suggesting that Adele has been approached by Grammy organizers to serve as an opening act at the prestigious event. If the rumor is true, this will be her first performance since taking a timeout to recuperate from throat surgery last fall. She gets a total of six nods at the awards show.
More than a week after the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards will hand prizes to its winners in a star-studded ceremony which will take place on February 21. Special honor for Outstanding Contribution to Music this year is going to be given to Blur.
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