The nominations for the Brit Awards 2013 have been revealed. Leading the way is Emeli Sandé with four nominations, with Mumford and Sons Alt-J having three nominations each.

Adele is up for two awards, having also been received an Oscar nomination for “Skyfall”. There’s also a nomination for Amy Winehouse, who passed away in 2011.

However, one of the biggest surprises is the lack of Cheryl Cole. The former X Factor judge topped the charts with “Call My Name”, had her third solo album “A Million Lights” reach number two, reformed with Girls Aloud and swan dived on “The Voice UK”.

Cole also released her autobiography entitled “Cheryl: My Story” and was handed her own ITV2 documentary “Cheryl: Access All Areas”, which went behind the scenes of her UK tour earlier in the year. All of this was achieved in the space of 12 months.

Some would argue that Cole should be shortlisted for “Best British Female” and that “Call My Name” (produced by Calvin Harris) should be up for “Best British Single”, having sold 152,000 copies in its first week alone.

Another act that has surprisingly missed out is Little Mix. Since winning the X Factor in 2011, the girl group stormed the charts with “Wings” and “DNA”, both of which would be a strong contender in the “Best British Single” category.

Nevertheless, those who have been nominated fully deserve their place and, with performances from Ben Howard, Emeli Sandé, Muse, Mumford & Sons, One Direction and Robbie Williams on the night, the Brit Awards 2013 looks set to be a strong competition, that will deliver a number of surprises and shocks.

The full list of nominations can be found below:

British Breakthrough Act

  • Alt-J
  • Ben Howard
  • Jake Bugg
  • Jessie Ware
  • Rita Ora

British Female

  • Amy Winehouse
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Jessie Ware
  • Paloma Faith

British Group

  • Alt J
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Muse
  • One Direction
  • The xx

British Live Act

  • Rolling Stones
  • Coldplay
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Muse
  • The Vaccines

British Male

  • Ben Howard
  • Calvin Harris
  • Olly Murs
  • Richard Hawley
  • Plan B

Global Success

  • Mumford and Sons
  • Adele
  • One Direction

British Producer

  • Damon Albarn
  • Jake Gosling
  • Paul Epworth

British Single

  • Adele – “Skyfall”
  • Alex Clare – “Too Close”
  • Coldplay + Rihanna – “Princess of China
  • Rita Ora/DJ Fresh – “Hot Right Now”
  • Emile Sandé – “Next To Me”
  • Florence and the Machine – “Spectrum”
  • James Arthur – “Impossible”
  • Jessie J – “Domino”
  • Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé – “Beneath Your Beautiful”
  • Olly Murs – “Troublemaker”
  • Rita Ora – “RIP”
  • Rizzle Kicks – “Mama Do The Hump”
  • Robbie Williams – “Candy”
  • Rudimental – “Feel the Love”
  • Stooshe – “Black Heart”

Special Prize

  • War Child

Critics’ Choice

  • Tom Odell

International Female

  • Rihanna
  • Alicia Keys
  • Cat Power
  • Lana del Ray
  • Taylor Swift

International Group

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Black Keys
  • Fun.
  • The Killers
  • The Script

International Male

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Frank Ocean
  • Gotye
  • Jack White
  • Michael Buble

British Album

  • Alt-J
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Paloma Faith
  • Plan B