Brit Awards 2004

   

by Aneta Janssen


Brits 2004 The British rockers The Darkness top the shortlist for the Brit Awards 2004, having received four nominations in British Group, British Album, British Rock Act and British Breakthrough Act categories.

This year's awards ceremony will be held at London's Earls Court on 17th February, and other acts likely to pick up a Brit are British singer Dido, chart topper Daniel Bedingfield, pop-rock boyband Busted and Mercury Music Prize-winning hip-hop sensation Dizzee Rascal, all with three nominations each.

Huge sales figures of "Life For Rent" earnt Dido a nomination for British Album, alongside British Single for "White Flag" and British Female Artist. Recently hospitalised Daniel Bedingfield is competing in the British Male category, as well as being up for Pop Act and British Album awards.

On the international front, the very in sync Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake are in the lead, with three nominations each, including Pop Act and Best International Female (Aguilera) and Best International Male (Timberlake). "Stripped" and "Justified" follow the UK album chart pattern and refuse to separate, as both are up for Best International Album award.

2004's brand new category Best British Rock includes nominations for The Darkness, Muse, Feeder, Primal Scream and Stereophonics.

Elsewhere in the list, urban artists Sean Paul, Beyoncé, The Black Eyed Peas and the rocking White Stripes and Kings Of Leon all appear in two categories each.

Here is the full list of Brit Awards 2004 nominations:

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST:

Sophie Ellis Bextor
Dido
Jamelia
Annie Lennox
Amy Winehouse

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST:

Badly Drawn Boy
Daniel Bedingfield
David Bowie
Dizzee Rascal
Will Young

BRITISH GROUP:

Busted
The Coral
The Darkness
Radiohead
Sugababes

BRITISH ALBUM:

Daniel Bedingfield - "Gotta Get Thru This"
Blur - "Think Tank"
The Coral - "Magic And Medicine"
The Darkness - "Permission To Land"
Dido - "Life For Rent"

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST:

Busted
Jamie Cullum
The Darkness
Lemar
Dizzee Rascal

BRITISH SINGLE:

Dido - "White Flag"
Gareth Gates feat. The Kumars - "Spirit In The Sky"
Jamelia - "Superstar"
Mis-teeq - "Scandalous"
Rachel Stevens - "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex"

BRITISH ROCK ACT:

The Darkness
Feeder
Muse
Primal Scream
Stereophonics

BRITISH DANCE ACT:

Basement Jaxx
Goldfrapp
Groove Armada
Kosheen
Lemon Jelly

BRITISH URBAN ACT:

Lemar
Big Brovaz
Mis-teeq
Dizzee Rascal
Amy Winehouse

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST:

Christina Aguilera
Beyoncé
Missy Elliott
Alicia Keys
Kylie Minogue

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST:

Beck
50Cent
Sean Paul
Damien Rice
Justin Timberlake

INTERNATIONAL GROUP:

Black Eyed Peas
Kings Of Leon
Outkast
The Strokes
The White Stripes

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM:

Christina Aguilera - "Stripped"
Beyoncé - "Dangerously In Love"
Outkast - "Speakerboxxx / The Love Below"
Justin Timberlake - "Justified"
The White Stripes - "Elephant"

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH:

50Cent
Evanescence
Kings Of Leon
Sean Paul
The Thrills

POP ACT:

Christina Aguilera
Daniel Bedingfield
Black Eyed Peas
Busted
Justin Timberlake

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION:

Duran Duran

LINKS: The Brits Site