Tonight sees the return of the Brit Awards and what a night they have planned! Whilst the Brits have a reputation for some pretty shocking or heroic antics (Jarvis we’re looking at you), this year could easily be remembered for a line up that would make most festivals blush. Pharrell Williams, Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, Bastille, Katy Perry, Rudimental and Ellie Goulding have already been confirmed, but the rumour mill is in full swing with talks of Prince and even Beyoncé!
So heres out look out the nominees for who we think will win!
British Male Solo Artist
Last years Critics Choice award winner Tom Odell makes his return with hopes of a second Brit, but we feel this one is a three horse race between Jake Bugg, James Blake and the legendary David Bowie. However with a Mercury prize award already under his belt, we think Blake might just steal this one too.
Our bet: James Blake
British Female Solo Artist
It would be of no surprise if critics’ favourite Laura Mvula or previous Brits winner Laura Marling took this one home, but since the release of Halycon in late 2012, Ellie Goulding has been climbing the global ranks, earning number ones and selling millions along the way.
Our Bet: Ellie Goulding
The dance music British take over becomes increasingly apparent with Disclosure, Bastille and Rudimental all up for Best Group, but we think this one is going to come down to a battle between independent rock and mass marketed pop. Yet despite One Direction’s hordes of screaming fans, AM was too much of a critical and commercial success to ignore.
Our Bet: Arctic Monkeys
British Breakthrough Act
Nominees: Bastille, Disclosure, Laura Mvula, London Grammar
, Tom Odell
Now this one is a tricky one. Despite house duo Disclosure and the brilliant London Grammar earning critical acclaim and selling out shows across the country, it may not be enough to be the power house that is Bastille. This category is down to a public vote and combine the largest digital sales of any British act in 2013 with the largest crowd ever seen at Glastonbury’s John Peels stage and we can only see one winner…
Our Bet: Bastille
Daft Punk took home five Grammys this year, including album and record of the year and we don’t see any signs of the awards slowing down at this year’s Brits. That’s not to say we don’t have great things to say about Haim and Arcade Fire, but we only see one act getting lucky this year…. See what we did?
Our Bet: Daft Punk
International Male Solo Artist
John Grant aside, this shortlist is brimming with R’n’B and Hip Hop heavyweights and it looks like JT will be leading the pack. However Bruno Mars impressed many by leading the half time show at the Super Bowl earlier this month and might just be in line for an upset tonight.
Our Bet: Justin Timberlake
International Female Solo Artist
We can’t say enough good things about the teenaged kiwi that is Lorde with her alternative take on pop music, but the Grammy award winner may be over shadowed by heavy weights Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, for this year at least. But with that being said, we want to believe if an upset is going to come from anywhere, it’ll be from a 17year old star in the making.
Our Bet: Lorde
Who do you think will win?