The Brit Awards Love Franz Ferdinand

Published: 2005-01-11
To top off a stellar 2004, Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand can count themselves as the group with the most nominations at this year's Brit Awards. The art-rockers have been included in five categories including Best British Group, Best British Album, and Best British Live Act.

English trio Muse didn't do too badly for themselves either, roping in four nods. They also got a spot in the Best British Group category alongside Franz Ferdinand as did Keane, Kasabian, and Snow Patrol. The last three mentioned Best British Group all received three noms over all, as did The Streets, Jamelia, and Natasha Bedingfield.

Receiving two nominations are the likes of rock quartet The Libertines, urban artist Lemar, neo-soul singer Joss Stone, and crooner Jamie Callum. Others who were nominated but just the once include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, and The Zutons.

All of the nominees in the Best International Album, International Male Solo, International Female Solo, International Group and International Breakthrough Act are Americans with the exception of U2, Kylie Minogue, and Jet.

The ceremonies of the 25th Brit Awards will take place on February 9th in London, where Franz Ferdinand, U2, and Scissor Sisters will all perform.

The 2005 Brit Awards nominees are:

British Male Solo Artist:
Jamie Cullum
Lemar
Morrissey
The Streets
Will Young

British Female Solo Artist:
Amy Winehouse
Jamelia
Joss Stone
Natasha Bedingfield
PJ Harvey

British Group:
Franz Ferdinand
Kasabian
Keane
Muse
Snow Patrol

British Album:
Franz Ferdinand, 'Franz Ferdinand'
Keane, 'Hopes and Fears'
Muse, 'Absolution'
Snow Patrol, 'Final Straw'
The Streets, 'A Grand Don't Come for Free'

Best British Single:
Band Aid 20, 'Do They Know Its Christmas?'
Jamelia, 'Thank You'
LMC vs U2, 'Take Me to the Clouds Above'
Shapeshifters, 'Lola's Theme'
Will Young, 'Your Game'

British Breakthrough Act:
Franz Ferdinand
Joss Stone
Keane
Natasha Bedingfield
The Zutons

British Urban Act:
Dizzee Rascal
Jamelia
Joss Stone
Lemar
The Streets

British Rock Act:
Franz Ferdinand
Kasabian
Muse
Snow Patrol
The Libertines

British Live Act:
Franz Ferdinand
Jamie Cullum
Kasabian
Muse
The Libertines

Brits25: Best Song Award:
Joy Division, 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
Kate Bush, 'Wuthering Heights'
Queen, 'We Are the Champions'
Robbie Williams, 'Angels'
Will Young, 'Leave Right Now'

Pop Act:
Avril Lavigne
Girls Aloud
Natasha Bedingfield
McFly
Westlife

International Male Solo Artist:
Brian Wilson
Eminem
Kanye West
Tom Waits
Usher

International Female Solo Artist:
Alicia Keys
Anastacia
Gwen Stefani
Kelis
Kylie Minogue

International Group:
Green Day
Maroon 5
OutKast
Scissor Sisters
U2

International Album:
Killers, 'Hot Fuss'
Maroon 5, 'Songs About Jane'
OutKast, 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below'
Scissor Sisters, 'Scissor Sisters'
U2, 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb'

International Breakthrough Act:
Jet
Kanye West
Killers
Maroon 5
Scissor Sisters

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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