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Ed Sheeran leads Brit Awards nominations

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The nominations for the Brit Awards 2012 are out and it's Ed Sheeran who leads the way.

The singer is up for four awards - Best Male Artist, Best Breakthrough Artist, Best Single and Best Album.

Jessie J and Adele will also be hoping for big success. They've been nominated in three categories each.

Adele will sing live at the ceremony in February for the first time since recovering from throat surgery.

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Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, and Florence and the Machine are among the other acts performing.

Indie legends Blur are going to bring the night to a close with an 11-minute set to celebrate their Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

Here are the nominations in full

British Male Solo Artist

  • Ed Sheeran
  • James Blake
  • James Morrison
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist

  • Adele
  • Florence And The Machine
  • Jessie J
  • Kate Bush
  • Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act

  • Anna Calvi
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Emeli Sande
  • Jessie J
  • The Vaccines

British Group

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Chase & Status
  • Coldplay
  • Elbow
  • Kasabian

British Single

  • Adele - Someone Like You
  • Ed Sheeran - The A Team
  • Example - Changed The Way You Kissed Me
  • Jessie J ft BOB - Price Tag
  • JLS ft Dev - She Makes Me Wanna
  • Military Wives/Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are
  • Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat
  • One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
  • Pixie Lott - All About Tonight
  • The Wanted - Glad You Came

British Album

  • Adele - 21
  • Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
  • Ed Sheeran - +
  • Florence And The Machine - Ceremonials
  • PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

International Male Artist

  • Aloe Blacc
  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars
  • David Guetta
  • Ryan Adams

International Female Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Bjork
  • Feist
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna

International Group

  • Fleet Foxes
  • Foo Fighters
  • Jay Z / Kanye West
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act

  • Aloe Blacc
  • Bon Iver
  • Foster The People
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Nicki Minaj

British Producer

  • Paul Epworth
  • Flood
  • Ethan Johns

Outstanding Contribution to Music

  • Blur

Critics' Choice

  • Emeli Sande