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- Four nominations take Smile singer to top of the awards pops
LILY ALLEN is set to cap an amazing rise to glory this year by starring in the upcoming BRITS awards.
The Smile singer has been nominated for four BRITS, including Best British Female Solo Artist and Best British Album, more than any other act at this year's awards.
"Lily Allen has come from nowhere to bag a number one single and a top three album in her debut year," said an HMV spokesperson. "To secure four nominations on top of this is unprecedented and turns her success story into a bit of a fairytale."
Next most successful on the nominations list were Muse, who are up for three gongs, among them the prestigious Best British Group.
These days the nominations attract almost as much publicity as the awards themselves, so Jarvis Cocker can be forgiven for already talking like a winner. "I think I deserved it, but then I am a very egotistical person," Cocker crowed after being nominated for Best British Male Solo Artist.
The BRIT awards will be held on Valentine’s Day, 14 February at Earls Court.
That list of nominations in full:
British male solo artist
James Morrison, Jarvis Cocker, Lemar, Paolo Nutini, Thom Yorke.
British female solo artist
Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamelia, Lily Allen, Nerina Pallot.
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black, Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Lily Allen - Alright Still, Muse - Black Holes & Revelations, Snow Patrol - Eyes Open.
Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Muse, Razorlight, Snow Patrol.
British breakthrough act
Corinne Bailey Rae, The Fratellis, James Morrison, The Kooks, Lily Allen.
International breakthrough act
Gnarls Barkley, Orson, The Raconteurs, Ray Lamontagne, Wolfmother.
British live act
George Michael, Guillemots, Kasabian, Muse, Robbie Williams.
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On, The Feeling - Fill My Little World, James Morrison - You Give Me Something, The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way, Leona Lewis - A Moment Like This, Lily Allen - Smile, Razorlight - America, Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker, Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars, Take That - Patience, Will Young - All Time Love.
International male solo artist
Beck, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Justin Timberlake.
International female solo artist
Beyonce, Cat Power, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, Pink.
The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Scissor Sisters.
Bob Dylan - Modern Times, Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere, Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds, The Killers - Sam's Town, Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah.
Outstanding contribution to music
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