Emeli Sande has had a brilliant 12 months and it seems to be getting better and better. She’s been nominated for more Brit Awards than anyone else – four! However, what’s nice about this news is that Emeli is truly talented – she’s not one of these acts formed from reality TV – and she genuinely appreciates the nominations.
Some stars don’t even bother to show up to the nominations announcement because they don’t really need to be there to talk to journalists but Emeli did show to The Savoy hotel and she looked fabulous. I loved her leather jacket!
I managed to ask Emeli what she felt after hearing her name read out four times and she said: ‘It’s a really good feeling It feels great, a bit scary, because you never know, you might not win anything.’ Then I asked her what she would be wearing and she revealed: ‘That’s even more scary. I’ll probably wear a dress but I’ll chose it carefully so there are no wardrobe malfunctions.’ Good idea, girl!
Talking of dresses, Rita Ora looked stunning in a maxi dress at the announcement. She’s up for three nominations and told me: ‘I am gobsmacked! To be acknowledged for the music you love to do anyway – there’s nothing better than that.’ If she looks this good at the nominations, just imagine what she will wear on the night!
The full list of nominees is:
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’ | Emeli Sandé – ‘Our Version Of Events’ | Mumford & Son – ‘Babel’ | Paloma Faith – ‘Fall To Grace’ | Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’ |
Rita Ora – ‘Ora’
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Amy Winehouse | Bat for Lashes | Emeli Sandé | Jessie Ware | Paloma Faith
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
Ben Howard |Calvin Harris | Olly Murs | Richard Hawley | Plan B
Alt-J | Mumford & Sons | Muse | One Direction |The xx
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Alt-J | Ben Howard | Jake Bugg | Jessie War | Rita Ora
BRITISH LIVE ACT
Coldplay | Mumford & Sons | Muse | Rolling Stones |The Vaccines
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Alicia Keys | Cat Power | Lana Del Rey | Rihanna | Taylor Swift
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Bruce Springsteen | Frank Ocean | Gotye | Jack White | Michael Buble
Alabama Shakes | Black Keys | fun. | The Killers | The Script
James Arthur – ‘Impossible’ | Jessie J – ‘Dominio’ | Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’ | DJ Fresh Ft. Rita Ora – ‘Hot Right Now’ | Emeli Sande – ‘Next To Me’ | Florence + The Machine – ‘Spectrum’ | Adele – ‘Skyfall’ | Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’ | Coldplay and Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’ | Labrinth Ft. Emeli Sande – ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ | Olly Murs Ft. Flo Rider – ‘Troublemaker’ | Rita Ora Ft. Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P’ | Robbie Williams – ‘Candy’ |
Rudimental Ft. John Newman – ‘Feel The Love’ | Stooshe – ‘Black Heart’
BRITS GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD
The Winner of this award will be announced at the Show on Wednesday 20th February
BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Damon Albarn | Jake Gosling | Paul Epworth
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
The Brit Awards will be on 20 February at London’s 02 Arena. I. Cannot. Wait!