Once in a while – once in a generation – along comes an artist so original, so inspirational, so much fun… and that artist is not Pixie Lott. Even if she does have her own range of mobile phones.
Yes, ladies, boys and ladyboys, the noms for The Brits are in and… Pixie Lott got three. Yes, 3. Yes, 2+1. Yes, 5-2. Can you a). name a song by Pixie Lott? b). sing a song made famous by Pixie Lott? or c). forgive anyone with the name Pixie?
In other nominations: Mika is up for Best Male (yay!); Lady Gaga has three nominations (yay!); Mika and Lady Gaga are friends so they might turn up together; Lily Allen has three nominations (Hmmm… maybe yay!); Susan Boyle has no nominations despite Amanda Holden liking her; JLS, who came second to Alexandra Burke in X Factory, have three times as many nominations as her; Alexandra Burke gave Lady Gaga some advice yesterday, warning her not to take herself too seriously. Erm, OK.
For the full list of Brits noms (as sponsored by someone or other and probably presented by Fearne Cotton), jump the jump sponsored by Tena Lady Chunkies…
British Male Solo Artist; Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Mika Island, Paolo Nutini,
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
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, 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, Eminem, Jay-Z, Michael Bublé, Seasick Steve
International Female Solo Artist; Lady Gaga, Ladyhawke, 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 a Dream, Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3,
Lady Gaga – The Fame
Most Memorable Brits Performance of 30 Years; Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive/How Deep is Your Love (1997), Bros – I Owe you Nothing (1989), Coldplay – Clocks (2003), Eurythmics & 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 & Let Die (2008), Pet Shop Boys – Go West (1994), Robbie Williams & Tom Jones – The Full Monty Medley (1998), Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama (2005), Spice Girls – Wannabe/ Who Do You Think You Are (1997), Take That – Beatles Medley I Wanna Hold Your Hand/ Hard Day’s Night/ She Loves Me (1994), The Who – Who Are You (1988)