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Emeli Sande has capped an incredible 12 months for the singer with four nominations for the 2013 Brit Awards. One more than Mumford and Sons and Mercury Prize winners Alt-J, each with three nominations.

Rita Ora also has three nominations, including two in the best single list.

x Factor have proven to be a huge force in 2012 with former contestants Olly Murs, One Direction and James Arthur all nominated for gongs.

Olly Murs has two nominations, Best Single for his number one hit Troublemaker and Best British Male Solo Artist.

One Direction have been nominated for Best British Group. One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful won the 2012 Brit Award for Best British Single.

James Arthur has been nomination for Best British Single, for his debut single Impossible.

The 2013 Brit Awards will take place at London’s O2 Arena on February 20, 2013 and will be hosted by actor James Corden and will feature performances from Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Mumford and Sons, Ben Howard and One Direction.

Full list of nominees:

British male solo artist

Calvin Harris
Plan B
Richard Hawley
Ben Howard
Olly Murs
British female solo artist

Amy Winehouse
Paloma Faith
Bat For Lashes
Jessie Ware
Emeli Sande
British breakthrough act

Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Ben Howard
Rita Ora
British group

Mumford and Sons
The xx
One Direction
British single

Adele – Skyfall
Alex Clare – Too Close
Coldplay featuring Rihanna – Princess Of China
DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora – Hot Right Now
Emeli Sande – Next To Me
Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name)
James Arthur – Impossible
Jessie J – Domino
Labrinth featuring Emeli Sande – Beneath Your Beautiful
Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida – Troublemaker
Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah – RIP
Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump
Robbie Williams – Candy
Rudimental featuring John Newman – Feel The Love
Stooshe – Black Heart
British album of the year

Emeli Sande – Our Version of Events
Plan B – Ill Manors
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Paloma Faith – Fall To Grace
Mumford and Sons – Babel
International male solo artist

Jack White
Michael Buble
Frank Ocean
Bruce Springsteen
International female solo artist

Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift
International group

The Black Keys
The Script
Alabama Shakes
The Killers
British live act

Mumford and Sons
The Vaccines
The Rolling Stones
British producer

Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth
Special recognition award


Critics’ choice

Winner: Tom Odell

Also nominated:

Laura Mvula
Brits global success (for international sales in 2012)

To be announced on the night

The winners will be announced on 20 February.