Susan Boyle will take on Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in a bid to bag a Grammy but admitted she does not expect to win.
The Scottish singing sensation was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for her debut I Dreamed A Dream.
The album, which has sold more than 10 million copies, is up against Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster and Katy Perry's Teenage Dream. Justin Bieber and John Mayer were also nominated.
Boyle said: "Up against wonderful artists like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, I don't expect to win for a moment but how fantastic just to be recognised like this."
The awards will be given out in Los Angeles in February.
There was more British success with folk-rockers Mumford & Sons and Florence and the Machine nominated for Best New Artist.
Veteran guitarist Jeff Beck picked up five nominations including nods for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Rock Album for Emotion & Commotion.
Electronic pop duo Goldfrapp picked up two nominations and actress Emma Thompson was nominated for the Best Spoken Word Album For Children with Nanny McPhee Returns.
It was also a good night for resurgent rapper Eminem who was nominated for 10 awards, including the biggest prizes: album, song and record of the year.
Bruno Mars was not far behind with seven nominations, and Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga had six each.