Ladyhawke nominated for Brit Award

Multi award-winning New Zealand artist Ladyhawke has scored a nomination at the 2010 Brit Awards. Photo / Norrie Montgomery
Multi award-winning New Zealand artist Ladyhawke has scored a nomination at the 2010 Brit Awards. Photo / Norrie Montgomery

Multi award-winning New Zealand artist Ladyhawke has scored a nomination at the 2010 Brit Awards.

The Masterton-born singer, whose real name is Phillipa Brown, has been nominated in the category for international female solo artist.

Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Florence and the Machine and Pixie Lott also lead the nominations.

The female quartet, along with boy band JLS, each received three nods when the shortlist was announced for this year's ceremony, which takes place in London next month.

Lily and Florence Welch will go head-to-head in the British Female and British Album - for It's Not Me, It's You and Lungs respectively - categories.

Lily is also in the running for British Single for The Fear, while Florence - last year's Critics' Choice Award winner - got the nod for Breakthrough Act, in which she will compete against Pixie.

Pixie, 19, is also nominated for British Female, as well as British Single for Mama Do.

JLS - who shot to fame after coming second in UK reality TV contest The X Factor in 2008 - were delighted to be nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Group and British single for Beat Again.

Speaking at the BRIT Awards nominations launch at London's IndigO2, singer Oritse Williams said: "We're happy to be here and we've been invited to perform - we've been watching since we were little kids and it's just an amazing event. We're just going to enjoy every moment."

His bandmate Aston Merrygold added to BANG Showbiz: "It's actually around my birthday so hopefully we'll double up and have a JLS party."

Lady Gaga leads the way in the international categories, nominated for International Breakthrough Act, International Female Solo Artist and
International Album for The Fame.

Dizzee Rascal, Jay-Z, Paolo Nutini, La Roux, Empire of the Sun and Animal Collective are all nominated for two gongs each.

Ellie Goulding has already been confirmed as this year's Critics' Choice winner, while Robbie Williams - who is nominated in the British Male category - will pick up the coveted Outstanding Contribution To Music honour.

Comic Peter Kay will present the awards on February 16 at London's Earls Court.

BRIT Awards 2010 in Association with MasterCard full list of nominations:

British Male Solo Artist:
Calvin Harris
Dizzee Rascal
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
La Roux
Pixie Lott

British Group:
Friendly Fires

Mastercard 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 Slow
Alexandra Burke ft. 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 ft. N-Dubz - Number 1

International Male Solo Artist:
Bruce Springsteen
Michael Buble
Seasick Steve

International Female Solo Artist:
Lady GaGa
Norah Jones

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 Dream
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
Lady GaGa - The Fame

British Producer of the Year:
Jim Abbiss
Paul Epworth
Ethan Johns
Steve Lillywhite.

Critics' Choice Award:
Ellie Goulding
Outstanding Contribution to Music:
Robbie Williams

Brits Performance of 30th Year:
Bee Gees - 'Stayin' Alive' / How Deep Is Your Love (1997)
Bros - I Owe You Nothing (1989)
Coldplay - Clocks (2003)
Eurythmics and Stevie Wonder - 'Angel' (1999)
Girls Aloud - The Promise (2009)
Kanye West - Gold Digger (2006)
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (2002)
Michael Jackson - Earth Song (1996)
Paul McCartney - Live And Let Die (2008)
Pet Shop Boys - Go West (1994)
Robbie Williams and Tom Jones - Full Monty medley (1998)
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama (2005)
Spice Girls - Wannabe' / 'Who Do You Think You Are (1997)
The Who - Who Are You (1988)

Brits Album of 30 Years:
Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Dido - No Angel
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Duffy - Rockferry
Keane - Hopes and Fears
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Sade - Diamond Life
The Verve - Urban Hymns
Travis - The Man Who


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