MasterCard British Album of the Year
Nominated:Bastille Disclosure Laura Mvula London GrammarTom OdellWe say: It has to be Disclosure’s ‘Settle’. It’s an end-to-end classic of British dance that we made our album of the year, so let’s hope the BRITs judges agree.Image: Scott Wishart
Nominated:Arctic Monkeys BastilleDisclosureOne DirectionRudimentalWe say: Apologies to 1D, but the Arctic Monkeys both sound better and wear much better suits. The Sheffielders have gone from boys to men in the last year, adding a sexy flair to their songwriting skills too.Image: Sebastian Kim
British Male Solo Artist
Nominated:David BowieJake BuggJames BlakeJohn NewmanTom OdellWe say: The stage is set for the comeback queen – the question is will David Bowie break cover and collect the prize? Either way, Bowie richly deserves the award for the phenomenal rock of ‘The Next Day’.
British Female Solo Artist
Nominated:BirdyEllie GouldingJessie JLaura Marling Laura MvulaWe say: It’s definitely a battle of the Lauras. Our pick would be Laura Mvula. The Birmingham-born singer’s heavenly and spiritual debut album ‘Sing to the Moon’ really is in a class of its own.
International Female Solo Artist
Nominated:Janelle Monáe Katy Perry Lady Gaga Lorde PinkWe say: We’d love to see Ms Monáe win, if only to see how kookballs her speech would be. It has to be Lorde though. Not only is she a stunning singer, she’s a canny critic of pop itself, as ‘Royals’ proved.
Nominated:Arcade Fire Daft PunkHaim Kings Of Leon Macklemore & Ryan LewisWe say: Never bet against Frenchmen wearing helmets. Daft Punk have this one sewn up simply due to the fervour they created globally for the long-awaited ‘Random Access Memories’.
The BRIT Awards 2014: our predictions
Here's who we think will be taking home a BRIT Award this year