Emeli Sandé leads the nominees for this year's Brit Awards with four nominations.

Sandé is nominated for Best British Female Solo Artist, Best Single (Next to Me), Best Album (Our Version of Events) and for her collaboration with Labrinth on his track Beneath Your Beautiful.

Mumford and Sons, Rita Ora and Alt-J are nominated for three awards each.

Mumford and Sons are nominated for Best British Group, Best Live Act and Best Album (Babel).

Ora receives nominations for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best Single nods for RIP and for her collaboration with DJ Fresh on Hot Right Now.

Alt-J are nominated for Best British Breakthrough Act, Best British Group and Best Album (An Awesome Wave).

Muse, Plan B, Coldplay, Paloma Faith, Jessie Ware and Olly Murs are among the other multiple nominees.

Ireland's The Script are nominated for Best International Group.

Amy Winehouse is posthumously nominated for Best British Female Solo Artist.

The winners will be announced on February 20.

The nominees in full:

British Breakthrough Act
Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

British Female Solo Artist
Amy Winehouse
Bat for Lashes
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith

British Group
Mumford and Sons
One Direction
The xx

Live Act
Mumford and Sons
Rolling Stones
The Vaccines

British Male Solo Artist
Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

British Producer
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

British Single
Adele - Skyfall

Alex Clare - Too Close

Coldplay featuring Rihanna - Princess of China

DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora - Hot Right Now

Emeli Sandé - Next to Me

Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name)

James Arthur - Impossible

Jessie J - Domino

Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé - Beneath Your Beautiful

Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida - Troublemaker

Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah - RIP

Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do the Hump

Robbie Williams - Candy

Rudimental featuring John Newman - Feel the Love

Stooshe - Black Heart

Special Recognition Award

Brits Global Success (for international sales in 2012)
To be announced on the night

Critics' Choice
Tom Odell

International Female Solo Artist
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Black Keys
The Killers
The Script

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Ocean
Jack White
Michael Bublé

Best Album
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events
Mumford And Sons - Babel
Paloma Faith - Fall to Grace
Plan B - Ill Manors