Wednesday, 21 January 2009

News: The Brit Awards Launch At Camden Roundhouse

Coldplay and Duffy take four nominations each

The BRIT Awards were launched in an hour long ceremony at the Roundhouse in Camden last night, hosted by Fern Cotton.

The launch, which was later shown on ITV1, featured performances by Gabriella Cilmi and Scouting For Girls, both of whom have received nominations, for Best International Female and Best Live Act respectively.

Florence And The Machine, who has beaten White Lies and Little Boots to the Critics Choice Award, flung roses into the audience just before performing ‘The Dog Days Are Over’.

In the other categories, Coldplay and Duffy head a surge in British talent, receiving four nominations each. Radiohead receive one nomination for Best British Album for ‘In Rainbows’, which will see them go head to head with Mercury Award Winners Elbow.

Meanwhile, Kings Of Leon are up for Best International Album and Best International Group, and Pet Shot Boys have been chosen to receive the Outstanding Contribution To Music award.

The BRIT Awards will be hosted by Kylie Minogue, James Corden and Matthew Horne on 18th February, and feature performances by U2, Kings Of Leon, Duffy and Girls Aloud.

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