Brit Awards shortlist announced

  • 10 January 2013

Singer Emeli Sande leads the nominations for the 2013 Brit Awards.

The star, who had the best-selling album in the UK in 2012, is up for three awards - 'Best Female' and 'Best Album', with two tracks in the 'Best Single' category.

There were three nominations each for Mumford and Sons and Mercury Prize winners Alt-J.

Adele, who swept the board at last year's awards, is in the running for best single for her Bond theme Skyfall.

Singer Rita Ora has three nominations, including two in the 'Best Single' list, while Paloma Faith and Olly Murs are up for two prizes each.

The Brits Awards celebrate the best of British pop music, and take place every year.

This year's ceremony will be at London's O2 Arena on 20 February.