Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney set for BRIT Awards

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Bruce Springsteen and Arctic Monkeys were amongst the artists nominated for BRIT Awards at last night’s launch.

Arctic Monkeys are up for three awards, including Best British Album and Best British Group, while Bruce Springsteen gets a nod in the International Male Solo Artist category.

The ceremony, which takes place on February 20 at Earls Court, will also see Sir Paul McCartney receive the award for outstanding contribution to music.

Other artists nominated include Klaxons, who are up for British Breakthrough Act and Best British Live Act, Rufus Wainwright, who is up for Best International Male Solo Artist prize, and PJ Harvey and Bat For Lashes, who are both in the running for the British Female Solo Artist award.

The nominations for Best International Group and Best International Album are a very rock-based affair, with Arcade Fire, The Eagles, Foo Fighters and Kings Of Leon up for both awards.


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