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David Bowie and One Direction up for Brit awards

2014-01-10 16:00
London - Veteran rocker David Bowie was nominated on Thursday for two Brit awards alongside youngsters like One Direction, thirty years after he first won a prize at Britain's equivalent of the Grammys.

Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is in the running for best album with The Next Day - his first record in a decade - as well as best male British artist.

British-Irish pop phenomenon One Direction are also up for two prizes at the ceremony on 19 February - best British group and best single, for One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks).

They are also strong contenders for a third prize - the global success award, which is based on international sales and which they won last year.

But it was newcomers who led the nominations, with British rockers Bastille and electro duo Disclosure competing for four awards each.

Bowie, who delighted fans last year with his surprise comeback, is at least 40 years older than any of his rivals in the male artist category - Jake Bugg, James Blake, John Newman and Tom Odell. He won the same prize in 1984.

In the international categories, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Daft Punk and Pink are all up for prizes.

The full list of nominees for the Brit awards are:

British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
One Direction

British Breakthrough Act
London Grammar
Laura Mvula
Tom Odell

British Single of the Year
Bastille - Pompei
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding - I need your love
Disclosure - White Noise
Ellie Goulding - Burn
John Newman - Love me again
Naughty Boy - La, La, La
Olly Murs - Dear Darlin'
One Direction - One Way or Another
Passenger - Let Her Go
Rudimental - Waiting All Night

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Bastille - Bad Blood
David Bowie - The Next Day
Disclosure - Settle
Rudimental - Home

International Male Solo Artist
Bruno Mars
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist
Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

International Group
Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
Kings of Leon
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