Nominations for the BRIT Awards 2012 were announced in London, with Adele, Coldplay and Jessie J racking up multiple nods.

Adele and Coldplay will also play live at the February 21 ceremony, which will air that very same night on Fuse. The list of BRIT Awards performers also includes Florence + the Machine, Bruno Mars, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Ed Sheeran.

Don't care about the BRIT Awards? You should. Watch Dan Brown explain why they matter.

See the full list of nominees below:

British Male
- James Blake
- James Morrison
- Noel Gallagher
- Professor Green

British Female
- Adele
- Florence and the Machine
- Jessie J
- Kate Bush
- Laura Marling

British Breakthrough
- Anna Calvi
- Ed Sheeran
- Emeli Sande
- The Vaccines

British Group
- Arctic Monkeys
- Chase & Status
- Coldplay
- Elbow
- Kasabian

British Single
- "Someone Like You" by Adele
- "The A Team" by Ed Sheeran
- "Changed the Way You Kissed Me" by Example
- "Price Tag" by Jessie J
- "She Makes Me Wanna" by JLS
- "Wherever You Are" by Military Wives and Gareth Malone
- "Heart Skips a Beat" by Olly Murs and Rizzle Kicks
- "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction
- "All About Tonight" by Pixie Lott
- "Glad You Came" by The Wanted

International Male
- Aloe Blacc
- Bon Iver
- Bruno Mars
- David Guetta
- Ryan Adams

International Female
- Beyoncé
- Bjork
- Feist
- Lady Gaga
- Rihanna

International Group
- Fleet Foxes
- Foo Fighters
- The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
- Lady Antebellum
- Maroon 5

International Newcomer
- Aloe Blacc
- Bon Iver
- Foster the People
- Lana Del Rey
- Nicki Minaj

Best British Album
- 21 by Adele
- Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay
- + by Ed Sheeran
- Ceremonials by Florence + the Machine
- Let England Shake by PJ Harvey