Amy Winehouse could become the first posthumous Brit winner after being nominated for the Best British Female at this year’s awards.
After her death from alcohol poisoning at the age of just 27 in 2011, the singer’s ‘Back to Black’ album went on to become the biggest selling album of the 21st Century at the time.
She will compete with Bat for Lashes, Emeli Sande, Jessie Ware and Paloma Faith for the Female Solo Artist Award.
Alt-J, Mumford & Sons, Muse, One Direction and The xx have been nominated for the Best British Group, while the Best British Live Act will be one of Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Muse, The Rolling Stones or The Vaccines.
The Rolling Stones made their comeback in late 2012 with the album ‘GRRR!’ to celebrate their 50 year anniversary, and have played a number of live shows. They are also rumoured to be set to play a number of festivals in 2013, including Glastonbury.
Nottingham singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, who rose spectacularly to prominence during 2012, has been nominated for the Best British Breakthrough Act, and will compete with Alt-J, Ben Howard, Jessie Ware and Rita Ora for the award.
A full list of nominees can be found on the official website: http://www.brits.co.uk/nominees2013
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