Tinie Tempah nominated for four Brit Awards
UK urban artist Tinie Tempah leads the charge at this year's Brit Awards with four nominations.
The 22-year-old is up for best British male, best breakthrough act, best single for Pass Out and and album of the year for Disc-Overy.
Rapper Plan B and folk band Mumford And Sons and The xx all have three nominations and band Take That are up for two prizes.
This year's ceremony will be hosted by comedian James Corden in February.Cole versus Cardle
Tempah's debut album, Disc-Overy, went straight to number one last October. He has also had two number one singles.
In the prestigious album category he will compete against Plan B, Take That, Mumford & Sons and The xx (xx).
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The former Led Zeppelin frontman will compete for the best male prize against Tempah, Mark Ronson and Paul Weller.
X Factor dominates the best single shortlist with X Factor judge Cheryl Cole vying against former winners Matt Cardle and Alexandra Burke.
Olly Murs, who came second in the sixth series, has also been nominated, along with Florence & The Machine, Scouting For Girls, Taio Cruz and The Wanted.
Last year's critics' choice award winner Ellie Goulding will take on Cole, Laura Marling, Paloma Faith and Rumer in the best female artist category.
As well as best album, Mumford & Sons, who released their debut album Sigh No More in 2009, are also up for best breakthrough act and best British band.
The prize of best international album will be fought out between Arcade Fire, Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Kings of Leon and Katy Perry.
This year's Brits, which will be broadcast live on 15 February, will take place at London's O2 arena for the first time in the awards' 30-year history.
A special nominations show is to follow on ITV2 on Friday, which will feature performances from Tempah, Goulding and this years critics' choice winner Jessie J.
Designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has been invited to create a new version of the iconic Brit award for this year's event.