The nominees for this year’s BRIT Awards have been announced.
Aloe Blacc is up against Bon Iver, Bruno Mars, David Guetta and Ryan Adams for the International Male Soloist category.
Beyonce is being acknowledged for the International Female Soloist award alongside Bjork, Feist, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
Nicki Minaj is in the running for the International Breakthrough Act category against Bon Iver, Aloe Blacc, Foster The People and Lana Del Rey.
The 2012 BRIT Awards will take place at London, England’s 02 Arena on February 21.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
British Male Solo Artist
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
British Female Solo Artist
Florence & the Machine
Mastercard British Album of the Year
Adele – 21
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran – +
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
British Breakthrough Act
Chase & Status
Adele – Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J ft Bob – Price Tag
JLS ft. Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
The Wanted – Glad You Came
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Jay Z/ Kanye West
International Breakthrough Act
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Outstanding Contribution to Music
1st – Emeli Sandé
2nd – Maverick Sabre
3rd – Michael Kiwanuka