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BRIT nominees announced
Plan B has received three nominations whilst Eminem, Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry bag themselves two nominations each.
The nominations were revealed at the official award's launch party which saw performances from The Wanted and Jessie J.
This year's ceremony takes place at London's O2 on February 15th.
Best British Single
She Said - Plan B
Pass Out - Tinie Tempah
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
This Ain't A Love Song - Scouting For Girls
All Time Low - The Wanted
You've Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
Please Don't Let Me Go - Olly Murs
All Night Long - Alexandra Burke Ft Pitbull
When We Collide - Matt Cardle
Parachute - Cheryl Cole
Best British Album
Nominees: Mumford & Sons Sigh No More, Plan B The Defamation of Strickland Banks, Take That Progress, Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy, The XX XX XL
Best British Male
Nominees: Mark Ronson, Paul Weller, Plan B, Robert Plant, Tinie Tempah
Best British Female
Nominees: Cheryl Cole, Ellie Goulding, Laura Marling, Paloma Faith, Rumer Warner
Best British Breakthrough
Nominees: Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, Rumer Warner, Tinie Tempah, The XX
Best British Group
Nominees: Biffy Clyro, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons, Take That, The XX
Best International Male
Nominees: Bruce Springsteen, Cee Lo Green, David Guetta, Eminem, Kanye West
Best International Female
Nominees: Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Robyn
Best International Group
Nominees: Arcade Fire, Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon, The Script, Vampire Weekend
Best International Breakthrough
Nominees: Bruno Mars, Glee Cast, Justin Bieber, The National XL, The Temper Trap
Best International Album
Nominees: Arcade Fire The Suburbs, Cee Lo Green The Lady Killer, Eminem Recovery, Katy Perry Teenage Dream, Kings of Leon Come Around
BRITs nominations party 2011
See the stars on the red carpet at the O2 arena as they find out who's up for what award at this years BRITs.
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