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Take That, Tinie Tempah, Arcade Fire Ready For BRIT Awards 2011 Battle

February 15, 2011
Take That, Tinie Tempah, Arcade Fire Ready For BRIT Awards 2011 BattleTake That, Tinie Tempah and Plan B are among the acts set to do battle at the BRIT Awards in London later (February 15).

The ceremony will take place at the O2 Arena after moving from its traditional West London home of Earl's Court.

Tinie Tempah leads the nominations with four nods, including British Album of the Year where he'll go up against Take That, Mumford and Sons, Plan B and The xx.

The British rapper is shortlisted alongside Mark Ronson, Paul Weller, Plan B and Robert Plant for British Male Solo Artist.

Cheryl Cole, Ellie Goulding, Laura Marling, Paloma Faith and Rumer are nominated for British Female Solo Artist.

Take That are nominated for Best British Group alongside Biffy Clyro, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons and The xx.

Arcade Fire, Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon, The Script and Vampire Weekend are set to do battle for International Group.

James Corden will host the ceremony, which will feature performances from Rihanna, Arcade Fire, Tempah, Take That and Plan B.

(by Jason Gregory)

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