The Brit award nominations have been announced and Emeli Sande seems to be the leader of the pack, with a staggering four nominations.

Emeli’s nominations fall under several categories,  including Best British Female and Best British album, while she faces stiff competition from Plan B and the late Amy Winehouse.

Other notable nominees include Rita Ora, who is nominated for the Best British Breakthrough act, while X Factor winner James Arthur scores a nomination for his debut single Impossible in the British Single category.

Check out some of the other categories and nominees below:

British Single

Adele – Skyfall
Alex Clare – Too Close
Coldplay feat. Rihanna – Princess of China
Rita Ora/DJ Fresh – Hot Right Now
Emile Sandé – Next To Me
Florence+ the Machine – Spectrum
James Arthur – Impossible
Jessie J – Domino
Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé – Beneath Your Beautiful
Ollie Murs – Troublemaker
Rita Ora – RIP
Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump
Robbie Williams – Candy
Rudimental – Feel the Love
Stooshe – Black Heart

British Male

Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

British Album

Alt J
Emeli Sandé
Mumford and Sons
Paloma Faith
Plan B

British Female

Amy Winehouse
Bat for Lashes
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith

British Breakthrough Act

Alt J
Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

Global Success

Mumford and Sons
One Direction

Really disappointed to see Ed Sheeran’s name absent from the nominations list! He had a phenomenal year last year, here in the UK and stateside.

Anyone else you were surprised to not see receive a nomination on the list, we can definitely think of a few!