On Monday, the nominations for the 2008 Brit Awards were announced, and a heaping helping of Sentimentalist’s favorite artists of the past year were recognized for their wonderful achievements! We’re talking Bat for Lashes, Mark Ronson, the White Stripes, PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T, the Kaisers, and more. Look for winners to be announced in always snazzy fashion on February 20 at Earls Court in London. And below, check out the fabulous nominees!

British Male Solo Artist**

Jamie T /Virgin/EMI Music
Mark Ronson /Columbia/Sony BMG Music
Mika /Casablanca/Island/Universal Music
Newton Faulkner /Ugly Truth/Sony BMG Music
Richard Hawley /Mute/EMI Music

British Female Solo Artist**

Bat For Lashes /Echo/EMI Music
Kate Nash /Fiction/Universal Music
Kt Tunstall /Relentless/EMI Music
Leona Lewis /Syco Music/Sony BMG Music
Pj Harvey /Island/Universal Music

British Group**

Arctic Monkeys /Domino Recordings/Domino Recordings
Editors /Kitchenware/Sony BMG Music
Girls Aloud /Polydor/Universal Music
Kaiser Chiefs /B Unique/Polydor/B Unique/Universal
Take That /Polydor/Universal Music

Mastercard British Album**

Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
/Domino Recordings/Domino Recordings
Leona Lewis – Spirit Syco Music/Sony BMG Music
Mark Ronson – Version /Columbia/Sony BMG Music
Mika – Life In Cartoon Motion
/Casablanca/Island/Universal Music
Take That – Beautiful World /Polydor/Universal Music

British Breakthrough Act
Top Five Selected By The Academy. Winner Chosen By Radio 1 Listeners

Bat For Lashes /Echo/EMI music
Kate Nash /Fiction/Universal Music
Klaxons /Rinse/Universal Music
Leona Lewis Syco Music/Sony BMG Music
Mika /Casablanca/Island/Universal Music

British Live Act
Nominees Chosen By A Panel Of Experts In Association With The Live Music Forum. Winner Chosen By Radio 2 Listeners.

Arctic Monkeys /Domino Recordings/Domino Recordings
Kaiser Chiefs /B Unique/Polydor/B Unique/Universal
Klaxons /Rinse/Universal Music
Muse /Helium 3/Warner Bros/Warner Music
Take That /Polydor/Universal Music

British Single
Nominees Voted For By UK Commercial Radio Station Listeners And The Sun Bizarre Column Readers. Winner Chosen Live On The Night.

Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love Syco Music/Sony BMG Music
Mika – Grace Kelly /Casablanca/Island/Universal Music
Take That – Shine /Polydor/Universal Music
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby /B Unique/Polydor/B Unique/Universal
Sugababes – About You Now /Island/Universal Music
Mark Ronson Ft Amy Winehouse – Valerie /Columbia/Sony BMG Music
Kate Nash – Foundations /Fiction/Universal Music
The Hoosiers – Worried About Ray /RCA/SonyBMG
James Blunt – 1973 Atlantic/Custard/Warner Music
Mutya Buena – Real Girl 4th & Broadway/Universal Music

International Male Solo Artist**

Bruce Springsteen /Columbia/Sony BMG Music
Kanye West /Roc-A-Fella/Universal Music
Michael Buble /Reprise/Universal Music
Rufus Wainwright /Geffen/Universal Music
Timbaland /Shock Value/Interscope/Universal Music

International Female Solo Artist**

Alicia Keys /Sony BMG Music
Bjork /One Little Indian/One Little Indian
Feist /Polydor/Universal Music
Kylie Minogue /Parlophone/EMI Music
Rihanna /Defjam/Universal Music

International Group**

Arcade Fire /Sonovox/Universal Music
Eagles /Polydor/Universal Music
Foo Fighters /Rca/Sonybmg Music
Kings Of Leon /Hand Me Down/Sony BMG Music
White Stripes /Xl Recordings/Beggars Group

International Album**

Arcade Fire – Neon Bible /Sonovox/Universal Music
Eagles – Long Road Out Of Eden /Polydor/Universal Music
Foo Fighters – Echoes Silence Patience & Grace – /RCA/ Sony BMG Music
Kings Of Leon – Because Of The Times
/Hand Me Down/Sony BMG Music
Kylie Minogue – X /Parlophone/EMI Music

Critics’ Choice Award
ADELE /Xl Recordings

Outstanding Contribution To Music
Sir Paul McCartney

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