Award list siz­zles

The People - - News Features - By Sarah Robert­son

FEISTY fe­males are to the fore in this year’s Brit Awards nom­i­na­tions re­vealed last night.

Singer Anne-marie, 27, leads the way with four nom­i­na­tions, in­clud­ing for the Bri­tish al­bum of the year.

She will be up against Jorja Smith, 21, and Florence Welch of Florence + The Ma­chine in that cat­e­gory.

Ciao Adios singer Anne- Marie’s other nods for the Fe­bru­ary 20 awards show at Lon­don’s O2 are for best sin­gle, solo fe­male and video artist.

Lost & Found singer Smith is not far be­hind with two more nom­i­na­tions, in the best solo fe­male and break­through cat­e­gories.

And Jess Glynne, 29, and Welch, 32, will both be hop­ing to land the best solo fe­male gong. Dua Lipa, 23, whose par­ents moved to Bri­tain from war-torn Kosovo, is up for best sin­gle and video with her hit track, IDGAF.

Glynne, who has four plat­inum sell­ing al­bums, said it felt “sur­real” to be nom­i­nated for best solo fe­male and sin­gle, es­pe­cially as she also fea­tures on Rudi­men­tal’s track These Days, which is up for best sin­gle and video.

She said: “Watch­ing the Brits for so many years it feels like a dream, so to ac­tu­ally be nom­i­nated is re­ally, re­ally amaz­ing.”

The I’ll Be There singer is also get­ting ready to play with Brit Award vet­er­ans the

Spice Girls on their re­union tour. She said: “I’m so ex­cited. I can’t wait to go on the road with them.

That’s go­ing to be so much fun and ob­vi­ously

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