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Pink, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, JT, Lorde, Macklemore & More Nominated for Brit Awards

Image courtesy of Brits.co.uk (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Brits.co.uk (via ABC News Radio)

None of them are British, but Pink , Katy Perry , Bruno Mars , Justin Timberlake , Lorde and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have all received nominations for this year's Brit Awards , the British version of the Grammys.

All those acts were nominated in the "International" categories; and others who received nods include Lady Gaga, Drake, Eminem and Daft Punk .  The awards will be handed out February 19 in London.

As for the British artists who were nominated, One Direction is up for two awards: British Group and British Single, for their version of Blondie's "One Way or Another."  Ellie Goulding and Jessie J are up for British Female Solo Artist, and Ellie has two additional nominations for British single, for her Calvin Harris collabo "I Need Your Love" and for her own track, "Burn."  John Newman , whose debut U.S. single, "Love Me Again," is currently climbing the U.S. chart, has received two nominations.

Other nominees in the British single category include Passenger 's "Let Her Go," and "Pompeii," by the band Bastille .  Bastille is actually one of the two leading nominees, with four nods overall.

Two big British stars not among this year's nominees: Ed Sheeran and Adele .

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