Pop newcomer Lily Allen leads the nominations for the Brit Awards, which were announced tonight.
The 21-year-old - unknown to all but her Myspace friends this time last year - is nominated in four categories including Best British Female.
She is also in the running for Best British Breakthrough Act, Best British Album for Alright Still and Best British Single for Smile.
Her rivals in the Best British Female category are Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamelia and Nerina Pallot.
Bailey Rae has two further nominations - Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Single for Put Your Records On. Winehouse has a Best British Album nomination for Back To Black.
Pallot is the least known of the five. The part-French, part-Indian singer-songwriter grew up on the Channel Island of Jersey. She was dropped by her record album in 2001 and considered quitting the business altogether.
But her second album Fires, released independently, sold 10,000 copies via the internet and after-gig sales before it was picked up by a major label.
Best British Male is a five-way race between James Morrison, Jarvis Cocker, Lemar, Paolo Nutini and Thom Yorke.
Both former Pulp star Cocker and Radiohead frontman Yorke released solo efforts last year.
Cocker will forever be associated with the Brits after invading the stage in 1996 during a Michael Jackson performance.
Corinne Bailey Rae
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Lily Allen – Alright Still
Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
The Feeling – Fill My Little World
James Morrison – You Give Me Something
The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way
Leona Lewis – A Moment Like This
Lily Allen – Smile
Razorlight – America
Sandi Thom – I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Take That – Patience
Will Young – All Time Love
Corinne Bailey Rae
The Flaming Lips
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bob Dylan – Modern Times
Gnarls Barkley – St Elsewhere
Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
The Killers – Sam’s Town
Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah