The annual multinational back-pat fest, otherwise known as the somecompanyorothersponsored Brit Awards, have just announced their nominees for the event on February 20th, which will be screened by ITV1 the same evening. This is the event where those attending can only have one drink or something stoopid - can't imagine them stopping copious amounts of drugs though, so if you fancy making a quick bob stock up on coke.
British male solo artist - Badly Drawn Boy; Craig David; David Gray; The Streets; Robbie Williams.
British female solo artist - Sophie Ellis Bextor; Ms Dynamite; Beverley Knight; Alison Moyet; Beth Orton.
British album - Coldplay, Rush of Blood to the Head; Ms Dynamite, A Little Deeper; The Coral, The Coral; The Streets, Original Pirate Material; Sugababes, Angels with Dirty Faces.
British group - Blue; Coldplay; Doves; Sugababes; Oasis.
British single - Atomic Kitten, The Tide is High (Get The Feeling); Gareth Gates, Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake); Gareth Gates, Unchained Melody; Liberty X, Just A Little; Will Young, Anything Is Possible/Evergreen.
British urban act - Beverley Knight; Big Brovaz; Craig David; Daniel Bedingfield; Mis-Teeq; Ms Dynamite; Romeo; Roots Manuva; So Solid Crew; The Streets.
British dance act - Chemical Brothers; Groove Armada; Jamiroquai; Kosheen; Sugababes.
British breakthrough artist - Liberty X; Ms Dynamite; The Coral; The Streets; Will Young.
Pop act - Blue; Enrique Iglesias; Gareth Gates; Pink; Will Young.
International male solo artist - Beck; Eminem; Moby; Nelly; Bruce Springsteen.
International female solo artist - Missy Elliot; Norah Jones; Alicia Keys; Avril Lavigne; Pink.
International album - Eminem, The Eminem Show; Norah Jones, Come Away with Me; Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor; Pink, Missundaztood; Red Hot Chili Peppers, By The Way.
International group - Foo Fighters; Nickelback; Red Hot Chili Peppers; Royksopp; White Stripes.
International breakthrough artist - Norah Jones; Avril Lavigne; Nickelback; Shakira; White Stripes.
Outstanding contribution to music - Tom Jones.
Acts performing on the night include Coldplay, Sugababes, Nelly & Kelly Rowland and sk8ter britney Avril Lavigne.
DiScuss: Does anyone really care? will they just split the awards evenly between the big three companies again? How predictable is it all going to be? How come Dance and Pop (surely everything here is "pop"?) get their own catergories and not rock and irish folk?