Mark Ronson would rather win a BRIT than a Grammy.

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The UK-born producer – who has been nominated for three BRIT awards and a Grammy this year – insists the prestigious British prizes mean more to him because it shows he has been accepted by critics and fans in his homeland.

Mark, who moved to New York with his family when he was eight, said: “I have lived in America for a long time and then I came back to Britain only in the past three or four years and I reconnected here with my roots both musically and otherwise.

“To be acknowledged as a British artist is the biggest part of that. It is only for British artists, apart from a few international awards. So it is a really cool thing to be a part of.

“I think the Grammys are a bit like the international industry standard for achievement. But there is something about the BRITs. There is more of a camaraderie – it’s like people are saying this artist is one of our own. It is very special.”

Mark, who would most like to take home the Best Album BRIT for his LP Version, also revealed it would be his “dream” to perform nominated single Valerie with Amy Winehouse at the London ceremony on February 20.

The 32-year-old star, whose new single Just featuring Phantom Planet is released on 18 February – said: “I’m not sure if Amy will be joining me. That would be a dream come true for me. But there is all this political stuff that goes on between different record labels. I can’t say for sure yet.

“I am definitely performing. We are going to try and fit a few songs into five minutes – do as many as we can. I will have the pleasure of Adele and Daniel Merriweather joining me on stage.”