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:: Spotlight :: 2010 Brit Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Mastercard BRIT Awards will take place on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at London’s Earls Court Arena commemorating 30 shows of the best in music.

Here are the nominations.

British Female Solo Artist
Bat for Lashes
Florence & the Machine
Leona Lewis
Lily Allen
Pixie Lott

British Male Solo Artist
Calvin Harris
Dizzee Rascal
Mika
Paolo Nutini
Robbie Williams

British Breakthrough Act
Florence & the Machine
Friendly Fires
JLS
La Roux
Pixie Lott

British Group
Doves
Friendly Fires
JLS
Kasabian
Muse

MasterCard British Album
Dizzee Rascal - Tongue n’Cheek
Florence & the Machine - Lungs
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Lily Allen - It’s Not Me, It’s You
Paolo Nutini - Sunny Side Up

British Single
Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow
Alexandra Burke Ft Flo Rida - Bad Boys
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Joe McElderry - The Climb
JLS - Beat Again
La Roux - In For The Kill
Lily Allen - The Fear
Pixie Lott - Mama Do
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
Tinchy Stryder Ft N-Dubz - Number 1

Critics' Choice
Ellie Goulding
Delphic
Marina and the Diamonds

BRITs Album of 30 Years
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Dido - No Angel
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Duffy - Rockferry
Keane - Hopes & Fears
Oasis - (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Sade - Diamond Life
The Verve - Urban Hymns
Travis - The Man Who

The BRITs Hits 30
Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive/How Deep is Your Love
Bros. - I Owe you Nothing
Coldplay - Clocks
Eurythmics & Stevie Wonder - Angel
Girls Aloud - The Promise
Kanye West - Gold Digger
Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out of my Head
Michael Jackson - Earth Song
Paul McCartney - Live & Let Die
Pet Shop Boys - Go West
Robbie Williams & Tom Jones - The Full Monty Medley
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
Spice Girls - Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are
Take That - Beatles Medley
The Who - Who Are You

International Female Solo Artist
Lady Gaga
Ladyhawke
Norah Jones
Rihanna
Shakira

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Eminem
Jay-Z
Michael Buble
Seasick Steve

International Album
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Black Eyed Peas - The End
Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
Lady Gaga - The Fame

International Breakthrough Act
Animal Collective
Daniel Merriweather
Empire of the Sun
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Outstanding Contribution Award
Robbie Williams

The live performers on the night will be Cheryl Cole, Dizzee Rascal, Florence & the Machine, Jay-Z, JLS, Kasabian, Lady Gaga, Lily Allen and Robbie Williams.

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The 2010 Mastercard Brit Awards were held in London recently, marking the 30th year of the big British music awards night. Here are the winners.

British male solo artist - Dizzee Rascal
British female solo artist - Lily Allen
British breakthrough act - JLS
British group - Kasabian
Mastercard British album - Florence and the Machine - Lungs
British single - JLS - Beat Again
BRITs performance of 30 years - Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are
International male solo artist - Jay-Z
International female solo artist - Lady Gaga
International breakthrough act - Lady Gaga
International album - Lady Gaga - The Fame
BRITs album of 30 years - Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Critic's choice - Ellie Goulding
Outstanding contribution award - Robbie Williams

Here are pictures from the event.

Lady Gaga Robbie Williams
Florence Welch Pixie Lott
Leona Lewis Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes)
Daniel Merriweather Alesha Dixon
Marina Diamandis Ellie Goulding
Gabriella Cilmi Ke$ha
James Blunt Elly Jackson (La Roux)
Alicia Keys Calvin Harris
Kasabian Laura Whitmore
Abigail Clancy Katherine Jenkins