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:: Spotlight :: 2009 BRIT Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The 2009 Brit Awards take place at London‘s Earl Court on February 18, 2009. The final list of nominees has been announced in London, with Welsh songstress Duffy and British group Coldplay the big winners with four nominations apiece, while the Pet Shop Boys will be honoured with the 'Outstanding Contribution To Music’ for their extraordinary achievements during their 25 year career. They'll perform on the night too, alongside Kings Of Leon, Girls Aloud, Coldplay, U2, Duffy and Take That. Australia's Kylie Minogue will co-host the ceremony with comedy upstarts Mathew Horne and James Corden.

Here is the list of nominations.

BRITISH SINGLE
Adele - ‘Chasing Pavements’
Alexandra Burke - ‘Hallelujah’
Coldplay - ‘Viva La Vida’
Dizzee Rascal ft. Calvin Harris - ‘Dance Wiv Me’
Duffy - ‘Mercy’
Estelle ft. Kanye West - ‘American Boy’
Girls Aloud - ‘The Promise’
Leona Lewis - ‘Better In Time’
Scouting For Girls - ‘Heartbeat’
The X Factor Finalists - ‘Hero’

BRITISH ALBUM
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Duffy - Rockferry
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
Ian Brown
James Morrison
Paul Weller
The Streets
Will Young

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Adele
Beth Rowley
Duffy
Estelle
M.I.A.

BRITISH GROUP
Coldplay
Elbow
Girls Aloud
Radiohead
Take That

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Adele
Duffy
The Last Shadow Puppets
Scouting For Girls
Ting Tings

BRITISH LIVE ACT
Coldplay
Elbow
Iron Maiden
Scouting For Girls
The Verve

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Beck
Neil Diamond
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Seasick Steve

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Beyoncé
Gabriella Cilmi
Katy Perry
Pink
Santogold

INTERNATIONAL GROUP
AC/DC
Fleet Foxes
The Killers
Kings of Leon
MGMT

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM
AC/DC - Black Ice
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
The Killers - Day & Age
Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Bernard Butler
Brian Eno
Steve Mac

CRITIC'S CHOICE AWARD
Florence and the Machine

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
Pet Shop Boys

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**Winners announced**

List of winners at the 2009 Brit Awards:

Best Album
Duffy - Rockferry

Best International Album
Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Best International Group
Kings of Leon

Best British Group
Elbow

Best International Male Solo Artist
Kanye West

Best International Female Solo Artist
Katy Perry

Best British Male Solo Artist
Paul Weller

Best British Female Solo Artist
Duffy

Best British Single (chosen by live public vote)
Girls Aloud - The Promise

Best British Live Act
Iron Maiden

Best British Breakthrough Act
Duffy

Critics' Choice Award
Florence and The Machine

British Producer of the year
Bernard Butler

Outstanding Contribution to Music
Pet Shop Boys

For more information, visit

www.brits.co.uk