Katy Perry And Eminem Up For 2011 BRIT Awards — But Still No Susan Boyle

Jan 13th, 2011 // 3 Comments

Despite selling millions of records worldwide for the second year in a row, Susan Boyle is shut out of the BRIT Awards yet again. “She’s not cool and she’s not young… so she’s not for the BRITs,” said one music industry insider to The Daily Mail of the 49-year old singer. Ouch. Somehow, other not-young artists like Bruce Springsteen (61) and Robert Plant (62) scored nominations – we guess they’re just super cool?

Other cool and relatively young nominees include Eminem, who goes up against Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, David Guetta and “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen for International Solo Male. And Katy Perry will compete against Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue and Robyn for International Solo Female. (Surprisingly, no Lady Gaga noms this year, despite her sweeping last year’s ceremony.) Head below for the full list of nominees.

If girls ruled last year’s BRIT Awards, this year is it’s the guys’ time to shine. Four out of the five nominees for Best International Breakthrough act are men or groups of men (or in Justin Bieber’s case, a teenage boy), and even the fifth nominee, the Glee cast, is half comprised of dudes.

Plus, besides Fergie’s lovely lady lumps and the few females of Arcade Fire’s army of members, the International Group selections favor the XY chromosome as well, while Katy Perry is the lone female voice in International Album.

The 2011 BRIT Awards take place at the o2 Arena in London on February 15.

British Male Solo Artist
Mark Ronson
Paul Weller
Plan B
Robert Plant
Tinie Tempah

British Female Solo Artist
Cheryl Cole
Ellie Goulding
Laura Marling
Paloma Faith
Rumer Warner

British Group
Biffy Clyro
Gorillaz
Mumford & Sons
Take That
The xx

British Breakthrough Act
Ellie Goulding
Mumford & Sons
Rumer
Tinie Tempah
The xx

British Single
Alexandra Burke ft Pitbull – “All Night Long”
Cheryl Cole – “Parachute”
Florence & The Machine – “You’ve Got The Love”
Matt Cardle – “When We Collide”
Olly Murs – “Please Don’t Let Me Go”
Plan B – “She Said”
Scouting For Girls – “This Ain’t A Love Song”
Taio Cruz – “Dynamite”
Tinie Tempah – “Pass Out”
The Wanted – “All Time Low”

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Take That – Progress
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
The xx – XX

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Cee Lo Green
David Guetta
Eminem
Kanye West

International Female Solo Artist
Alicia Keys
Katy Perry
Kylie Minogue
Rihanna
Robyn

International Breakthrough Act
Bruno Mars
Glee Cast
Justin Bieber
The National
The Temper Trap

International Group
Arcade Fire
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
The Script
Vampire Weekend

International Album
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Eminem – Recovery
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Jessie J
James Blake
The Vaccines

BRITISH PRODUCER
Ethan Johns
John Leckie
Markus Dravs
Mike Pela
Stuart Price

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  1. sharon

    Susan Boyle is way too good for you Brits.

    We wil take her in America where we appreciate actual talent and accomplishments, not naked bodies and screaming. God save the Queen.

  2. ZMH

    david guetta? which song did he sing?

  3. Jack

    Dissing Susan Boyle yet again proves beyond a doubt that the Brit Awards are not worth anyone’s time or energy to either watch or care about. They are a non-issue to entertain bored 13-year-olds.

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