Pop goes the Brits as Take That lead nominations

TAKE THAT, Mika and Leona Lewis lead the field at this year’s Brit Awards in a nominations list that puts the emphasis on pop.

All have four nominations apiece and will go head-to-head in the Best British Album and Best British Single categories.

Arctic Monkeys, Mark Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash each have three.

Take That’s career comeback continues to go from strength to strength. Their nominations include Best British Group and Best Live Act — pitting them against Arctic Monkeys.

Last year they won Best British Single with Patience and are bidding to do it again with Shine.

X Factor winner Leona will do battle for the Best British Female crown with Kate Nash, KT Tunstall, PJ Harvey and Bat For Lashes.

She is also in competition with Mika for Best British Breakthrough. Her four nominations come after a remarkable year that saw her score the fastest-selling British debut album of all time with Spirit.

Mika is a contender for Best British Male alongside Jamie T, Mark Ronson, Newton Faulkner and Richard Hawley.

Arctic Monkeys are hoping to win Best British Group and Best British Single for the second year running.

Amy Winehouse has one nomination — her cover of the Zutons’ Valerie with producer Mark Ronson is in the running for Best British Single.

Kylie Minogue is hoping to win in the Best International Female and Best International Album categories.

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