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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Brit nomination for Amy

AMY Winehouse could take a posthumous Brit Award after being shortlisted for the best British female award against acts such as Emeli Sande.

The late star – who died 17 months ago – previously took the title in 2007 on the back of her massive 'Back To Black' album.

Sande, Mumford And Sons and Mercury Prize-winners Alt-J lead the nominations for next month's Brits, competing for three awards each.

Muse, Plan B, Rita Ora, Coldplay and Olly Murs are among eight acts with two nominations apiece.

Veteran stars the Rolling Stones have been nominated for best live act – the first time they have been in the running for a Brit for 17 years.

And it is the first time they have been shortlisted for anything other than best video since the very first Brit Awards in 1977, when they competed for best group, losing out to the long defunct Beatles.

The big award of the night – best album – will be fought between Sande's 'Our Version Of Events', Alt-J's 'An Awesome Wave', the Mumford release 'Babel' and Plan B's 'Ill Manors'.

Paloma Faith is also up for the title for her second album, 'Fall To Grace'.

Irish Independent

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