ELLE's favourite BRIT nominees

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Tonight, the 02 Arena will host Britain’s biggest celebration of pop music – the BRIT Awards.

Last year, as ever, the ceremony showcased the best music talent and red carpet fashion. But there was a whole lot of drama too: Adele – who performed in an elegant Burberry gown – had her acceptance speech cut short by host James Corden because Blur were due to start a mammoth set – it lasted eleven minutes (!)

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This year the ceremony is raising the style and talent stakes once again. Justin Timberlake will perform, and Emeli Sande – who picked up the coveted Best Music Award at the ELLE Style Awards earlier this month – will close the show. Plus, with Taylor Swift and Harry Styles both taking to the stage there could be a little drama too…

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And to get you in the mood - here are our favourite songs from this year’s BRIT nominees.

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game

Jessie Ware – Night Light

Paloma Faith – Just Be

Bat for Lashes – All Your Gold

Emeli Sandé Next To Me

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

alt-J - Tessellate

Ben Howard - Esmerelda

Jake Bugg – Seen It All

Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk

Rita Ora – Hot Right Now

BRITISH GROUP

Mumford and Sons - Babel

Muse – The 2nd Law

One Direction – Take Me Home

The xx – Coexist

alt-J – An Awesome Wave

BRITISH SINGLE

Adele – Someone Like You

Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name)

Jessie J - LaserLight

Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets

Coldplay & Rihanna – Princess Of China

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Cat Power – 3,6,9

Rihanna – We Found Love

Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble

Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

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