Brit Awards 2011 winners predicted

It's debatable whether most musicians will care much about the 2011 Brit Awards, which take place at London's O2 tonight, but they do at least represent one of the few occasions on which a mainstream UK television channel gives over a primetime slot to music that isn't bound up in some kind of reality show format.

So, let's take a moment to consider the nominees. We've listed them all below and bolded up our predicted winner (which isn't necessarily who we think should win). We'll check our score tomorrow.

British Male Solo Artist:

Mark Ronson
Paul Weller
Plan B

Robert Plant
Tinie Tempah

British Female Solo Artist:

Cheryl Cole
Ellie Goulding

Laura Marling
Paloma Faith
Rumer

British Breakthrough Act:

Ellie Goulding
Mumford & Sons
Rumer
Tinie Tempah

The XX

British Group:

Biffy Clyro
Gorillaz
Mumford & Sons
Take That

The XX

British Single

Alexandra Burke ft Pitbull - All Night Long
Cheryl Cole - Parachute
Florence & The Machine - You've Got The Love
Matt Cardle - When We Collide
Olly Murs - Please Don't Let Me Go
Plan B - She Said
Scouting For Girls - This Ain't A Love Song
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Tinie Tempah - Pass Out

The Wanted - All Time Low

MasterCard British Album of the Year

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Plan B - The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Take That - Progress

Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy
The XX - XX

NEXT: International Male/Female/Breakthrough/Group/Album, Critics' Choice and British Producer

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen
Cee Lo Green

David Guetta
Eminem
Kanye West

International Female Solo Artist

Alicia Keys
Katy Perry
Kylie Minogue
Rihanna

Robyn

International Breakthrough Act

Bruno Mars
Glee Cast
Justin Bieber

The National
The Temper Trap

International Group

Arcade Fire
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
The Script
Vampire Weekend

International Album

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Eminem - Recovery
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Critics' Choice

Jessie J (Winner) (We've definitely got this one right)
James Blake
The Vaccines

British Producer

Ethan Johns
John Leckie
Markus Dravs
Mike Pela
Stuart Price

UPDATE: Markus Dravs was awarded the British Producer prize at last week's Music Producers Guild Awards, so there's one prediction we definitely got wrong.

The Brit Awards 2011 will be shown in ITV from 8pm tonight.

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