January 10, 2013


And the Nominees for the 2013 BRIT Awards Are...

Matt Kent
Matt Kent

Here we go again, mates: The artists nominated for the BRIT Awards 2013—Britain's wilder version of the Grammys, which Fuse will exclusively broadcast in the U.S. on February 20—have been revealed! 

Soul singer Emile Sandé leads the pack with four nominations, followed by Mumford & Sons, Rita Ora and indie faves Alt-J, who have three noms apiece. Aside from Ora, all of the aforementioned artists are nominated for the coveted British Album of the Year, which Adele's 21 won last year. U.K. rapper Plan B and singer-actress Paloma Faith are vying for the Album of the Year BRIT as well. Faith also has the dubious honor of competing against the late, great Amy Winehouse for British Female Solo Artist of the year. 

Mumford & Sons and Alt-J face off against Muse, One Direction and the xx for Best British Group. Folk-rock, boy band, arena rock, indie darlings… it's hard to imagine a category of musicians getting more eclectic than that.

Tune into Fuse on February 20 to find out who wins big at the 2013 BRITs. Hopefully, whoever nabs the top honor this year will get a chance to give a real acceptance speech. When Adele took the podium in 2012, the show's host cut her off mid-sentence to make way for Blur's performance—even though they let Damon Albarn ramble on for minutes when he accepted an award earlier. Not one to be silenced, Adele let her middle finger do the talking for the rest of the night.

The BRIT Awards! You can always depend on something wild and unexpected to go down, whether it's Jarvis Cocker's ass flash or Liam Gallagher hurling his award at the audience. Check out the 5 All-Time Craziest BRIT Awards Moments right here, and see the full list of nominees at the BRITs website. For a rundown on the hottest contenders, watch Fuse's Elaine and Esteban breakdown the BRITs below.