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2014 BRIT AWARDS Predictions

By Grant Savage for Eyes and Voice – EyesandVoice.com

2014 BRIT AWARDS Predictions by Eyes and Voice

2014 BRIT AWARDS Predictions

It’s time for the 2014 Brit Awards! An event where some of the biggest names in the UK music scene are recognized for their success, international acts are invited to boost ratings  celebrate their worldwide domination and a place where new categories are made up just to assure the attendance of some of the more busier artists.

After last year’s mediocre reception (Emeli Sande, Ben Howard or the Harry Styles/Taylor Swift fallout failing to grab anyone’s attention) producers have promised to make the event this year more exciting, unpredictable and versatile than ever. With performances from Artic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Lorde, Pharrell Williams and more, this year’s event already seems to have a bit of something for everybody.

With top performances already taken care of, what about the nominees and winners? The Brit Award voters have always been known for being a bit high brow, meaning a lot of the most successful and commercial artists are ignored for more indie and acclaimed artists. While this is not a completely bad thing, it kind of contradicts the importance of celebrating the year in music and what truly grabbed the attention of the British music buyers?

So let’s take a look at the nominees and those who are most likely to win.

BRITISH MALE

Nominees: David Bowie, Jake Bugg, James Blake, John Newman, Tom Odell

Winner: John Newman – The BRITS love rewarding the year’s hottest male breakthrough artist, so there’s no reason why things should change this year (unless David Bowie agrees to turn up).

BRITISH FEMALE

Nominees: Birdy, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula

Ellie Goulding

Winner: Ellie Goulding – After the initial weak sales of her sophomore album Ellie successfully managed to turn it around with collaborating with the UK’s biggest DJ Calvin Harris, had a massive summer hit with ‘Burn‘ and even performed the official Children in Need single! If this isn’t enough for the award, then what is?

BRITISH GROUP

Nominees: Artic Monkeys, Bastille, Disclosure, One Direction, Rudimental

Arctic Monkeys' AM voted Album Of The Year, 2013

Winner: Artic Monkeys – In all fairness to this group they have released their best album in years and even had the sales and acclaim to match it, plus they have already won 5 awards in the past so they are already a favourite with the voters. Plus I can’t imagine the panel being brave enough to give this award to One Direction…

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH

Nominees: Bastille, Disclosure, Laura Mvula, London Grammar, Tom Odell

Winner: Disclosure – This group dominated radio last year with ‘White Noise‘, plus their very popular with the voters. This category is always voted for by the public so you can imagine this group just narrowly beating its nearest contender Bastille.

BRITISH ALBUM

Nominees – ‘AM‘ – Artic Monkeys, ‘Bad Blood‘ – Bastille, ‘The Next Day‘ – David Bowie, ‘Settle‘ – Disclosure, ‘Home‘ – Rudimental

REVIEW: AM – Arctic Monkeys, track by track

Winner: ‘AM’ – Artic Monkeys – Probably the safest bet in this category, they are past winners for this award and cater towards a wide range of ages. Nothing else to say really!

BRITISH SINGLE

Nominees – Bastille, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Naughty Boy, Olly Murs, One Direction, Passenger, Rudimental

One-Direction-One-Way-or-Another-2013-1200x1200

Winner: One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)‘ by One Direction – If this category is still fan voted then the boys have this in the bag because there is no fan base bigger than the Directioners. However if it is panel voted like last year’s then perhaps ‘Burn‘ by Ellie Goulding has a chance? We’ll have to wait and see…

BRITISH VIDEO

Nominees – Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Naughty Boy, One Direction

One Direction debut video for Best Song Ever

Winner: ‘Best Song Ever‘ by One Direction – The first time this award is going to be handed out since 2002! Another fan voted award and there is no reason by 1D shouldn’t be taken this  home. Also if bringing back this category doesn’t convince the boys to attend this year then it was all rather pointless wasn’t it?

INTERNATIONAL MALE

Nominees – Bruno Mars, Drake, Eminem, John Grant, Justin Timberlake

8September2013-Bruno Mars-Billboard

Winner: Bruno Mars – This man goes from strength to strength with the success of ‘Unorthodox Jukebox‘, plus he’s confirmed to be attending and performing so expect him to miraculously win as well!

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE

Nominees – Janelle Monae, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lorde, P!nk

Lorde Q&A: New Zealand Star On Next Single, Nicki Minaj & Staying Mysterious

Winner: Lorde – This is the type of artist the BRITS love to reward, plus with her recent two Grammy wins surely the BRITS want to show their love as well? Watch out for Katy Perry though because she will also be in attendance and is a previous winner in this category.

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Nominees – Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Haim, Kings of Leon, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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Winner – Daft Punk – Who doesn’t love this French duo? They had one of the biggest selling hits of last year and an acclaimed album to go along with it. Victory for them could of being predicted months ago!

Well there you have it the full list of nominees and the favourites to win. However as an award show that showcases the best of British, don’t you think that there are very few categories? Would it hurt the BRITS committee to bring back a few awards such as Best Pop, British Urban, British Rock, British Dance? It would definitely attract a few more viewers and also spread the acclaim to acts that don’t stand a chance against either loyal fan base’s or serious panel voters.

Nevertheless let’s see what the 2014 BRIT Awards bring us and whether we guessed right in our predictions. More importantly let’s hope that there are performances and controversial moments that leaves us talking for days, fingers crossed!

   This is the BRIT Award trophy Ellie Goulding and her pop pals will be hoping to get their mitts on [Mastercard]

Article By: Grant Savage

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