You know how, for years, American acts have dominated our charts and awards ceremonies, so much so that you’d think we didn’t have any acts of our own? Well, it looks like the balance is beginning to shift finally, and the Pappzd Team are ecstatic about it!

The 2012 Soul Train award nominees were revealed at a ceremony in New York yesterday and many notable Brit acts were nominated for major honours. The Soul Train awards are sort of like the American version of what the MOBO Awards should have been, but didn’t quite turn out to be.

Anyway, Amy Winehouse, who died in August last year, is nominated posthumously in the Best International Performance category for her song Our day will come.

Estelle is up for four major awards including Song of the year, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Songwriters award and Best International Performance.

Emeli Sande, who recently performed at the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics, is nominated for Best New Artist.

Other notable nominees include Breakout star Daley, who is nominated for his collaboration with Marsha Ambrosius in the Best International Performance category for their song Alone Together.

Lastly, X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson is also nominated in Best International Performance with her hit Nothing’s Real But Love.

It will be interesting to see how many of the four nominations Estelle converts, seeing as she has the most nominations out of our list of Brits.

Either way, good luck to all and the winners will be announced on 8 November at the ceremony taking place in the Planet Hollywood casino, Las Vegas.

Who do you think will win their categories? Let us know in the comments below.