Girls Rule But Susan Boyle Snubbed With The 2010 Brit Award Nominations
Lady Gaga won’t be getting too much necessary R&R anytime soon. Along with current U.K. chart darlings Lily Allen, Pixie Lott and Florence And The Machine (who has the #1 album this week in Ol’ Blighty), Polaroid’s new creative advisor picked up three Brit Awards nominations today. Gaga is also scheduled to perform at the awards show gig on February 16.
Looks like holding court with the Queen has its perks. Catch the full list of this year’s Brits nominees after the jump.
With Florence and Pixie also joining La Roux in the British Breakthrough Act category, and Gaga and Taylor Swift getting nods for International Breakthrough Act, it seems like girl power is the order of this years Brits. That said, Susan Boyle, who had the best-selling album of 2009 in the U.K., is nowhere to be found in the roundup.
The Daily Mail asserts that Boyle being snubbed is “is a veiled attack on [Simon] Cowell, who guided the 48-year-old Scottish spinster from Britain’s Got Talent to her astonishing success.”
The rug kind of gets yanked out from under that argument, however, when you figure that such X Factor alumni as JLS, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis and this year’s winner, Joe McElderry, all snagged nominations. Maybe Brits voters were just cheesed off that 99% of Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream is covers.
At any rate, below are the nominees for the 2010 Brit Awards, which were announced at London’s O2 Arena this evening.
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST Calvin Harris Dizzee Rascal Mika Paolo Nutini Robbie Williams
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Bat for Lashes Florence And The Machine Leona Lewis Lily Allen Pixie Lott
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT Florence And The Machine Friendly Fires JLS La Roux Pixie Lott
BRITISH GROUP Doves Friendly Fires JLS Kasabian Muse
BRITISH ALBUM Dizzee Rascal, Tongue ‘n’ Cheek Florence And The Machine, Lungs Kasabian, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Lily Allen, It’s Not Me, It’s You Paolo Nutini, Sunny Side Up
BRITISH SINGLE Alesha Dixon, “Breathe” Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida, “Bad Boys” Cheryl Cole, “Fight For This Love” Joe McElderry, “The Climb” JLS, “Beat Again” La Roux, “In For The Kill” Lily Allen, “The Fear” Pixie Lott, “Mama Do” Taio Cruz, “Break Your Heart” Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz, “Number 1”
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST Bruce Springsteen Eminem Jay-Z Michael Bublé Seasick Steve
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Lady Gaga Ladyhawke Norah Jones Rihanna Shakira
INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ACT Animal Collective Daniel Merriweather Empire of the Sun Lady Gaga Taylor Swift
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D. Empire of the Sun, Walking on a Dream Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3 Lady Gaga, The Fame