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I know they tend to be shite these days but IAN BROWN!!!!! WTF someone needs to have a word
But Iron (yeah we took Gazza on tour for a laugh) Maiden
Thats an odd odd list. I hope they get some balls and give MIA best female.
she sold loads of records - QED
when she did fuckall last year?
them's the criteria
or coldplay would be ok....take that no way...
who even is ian brown?
I think he writes almost everything on his own.
of predictable shit. No wonder popular British music is in the fucking toilet.
Brit nominees tend to be the most successful/predictable ones. It's the nature of them.
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
Adele - 'Chasing Pavements'
Alexandra Burke - 'Hallelujah'
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida'
Dizzee Rascal ft. Calvin Harris - 'Dance Wiv Me'
Duffy - 'Mercy'
Estelle ft. Kanye West: 'American Boy'
Girls Aloud - 'The Promise'
Leona Lewis - 'Better In Time'
Scouting For Girls - 'Heartbeat'
The X Factor Finalists - 'Hero'
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Duffy - Rockferry
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
British Breakthrough Act
The Last Shadow Puppets
Scouting For Girls
British Live Act
Scouting For Girls
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Kings of Leon
AC/DC - Black Ice
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
The Killers - Day & Age
Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
British Producer of the Year
Critics' Choice Award
Florence and the Machine
Outstanding Contribution to Music
Pet Shop Boys
scouting for girls best live british act, i think i might kill myself
beck actually gets best international male i will buy everyone i know a copy of odelay
"Two acts that have received some of the biggest critical acclaim over the past 12 months have been made ineligible for nominations because of a change in award rules. Previously artists were eligible to be nominated if they have had a single or album in the UK top 75, but this year it has been changed to the top 40.
This means that Mercury Prize-nominated Laura Marling, who would have been in the running, will fail to get a mention as her album Alas I Cannot Swim only peaked at number 45. Similarly, US singer Bon Iver, who featured in HMV's top 10 end of year poll of polls, reached number 42 with For Emma, Forever Ago and will also miss out"
What a load of shit, why not just have the best selling records of the year as the nominees for all the characters.
Best selling artist in each category usually wins.
Pretty stupid rules though.
but there's always a nugget of comfort when something a little less popular gets a nomination.
and has never won, and has been beaten by luminaries such as Shola Ama and Sonique. Pretty much because both were having their 15 minutes of chart success around that time.
Look at the historical winners, it's often about the flash in the pans, the ones that had the media hype behind them and nothing else.
And how much fucking Scouting For Girls too, if that was the best single of last year then then...ooh I'm irritated. What's the point in awarding commercial success instead of actual musical ability?
but there should be.
Whereas sales are easily quantifiable.
I don't know why people get wound up by the Brits - it's a commercial awards ceremony with a corporate sponsor awarding commercial artists and commercial products. It's the way it is. Nobody would watch the awards if Bon Iver was winning best album, Laura Marling best female and of Montreal best international group. That also would not be representative of the music industry in this country, which defeats the whole point of the ceremony.
But Laura Marling at least did something last year (unlike MIA, whose last album was 18 months ago!) and both her and Bon Iver made a little impact, you can argue Marling at least deserves a nomination - also the rules have changed, so now you have to be top 40 rather than top 75 it seems, which is pretty unfair and is the reason why those two have missed out.
I just saw them on the end of the Brits nomination show. Managed to avoid them before now. How on earth can anyone like them! They call that a song?
it was excruciating. i don't think it's anti-pop snobbery that makes me think they're a terrible, terrible band.
ego boosting necessary for all the people already doing well (especially with the top 40 rule), plus the bags of cash from the free publicity that will immediately increase purchases of the winners cds. all these cds will shoot back up to the top of the charts, which is where they've been most of the year anyway.
the Grammys runs it close.
or are all the british categories (they're slightly more on it in the international categories) painfully out of touch EVEN for the Q audience?
also quite funny is that critics choice award, chosen by the record labels, awarded to all the big hyped, industry pushed bands for the year (florence, white lies, little boots). its like sainsburys awarding their own brand cereal the best in the whole store and then putting a sticker on the front calling it award winning cereal producer of the year
The Brits need to sort out their chronological eligibility. Surely In Rainbows should have been up last year, it came out over a year ago now!
two years after it had been released?
first album got nominated 2 years in a row.
White Lies for 3rd place in Critics Choice
someone took such a strong objection to them that they went off to find a chair and threw it at them.
actually that might have been the hoosiers, but i guess the sentiment is the same.
I shall be avoiding this like a dose of the clap and listening to 'songs about fucking' on a loop until its gone away again! Didnt these twats invent an award especially for fucking Steps as they missed out the year before to Belle & Sebastian.
Breakthrough? Last Shadow Puppets? Aren't they some kind of supergroup? Adele? What did she win last year?
Seasick Steve takes on Jay-Z and Kanye West.
or is that just a joke that he has been nominated?
shittest Brits ever
out of touch
And will make this shambles worth watching.
That is all.
Thank god for PSB is all I can say.
that the ting tings are up for best album
next to in rainbows or the seldom seen kid?!
seriously, i almost spat out my tea when i heard that this morning.
as mentioned before, seriously uninspiring
what a bunch of record company whores
... are waiting to be proven wrong. Boo.
We all know they're turd