Tinie Tempah leads Brit Awards 2011 nominations – Telegraph

January 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Tinie Tempah

The Brit Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the US’s Grammy Awards, has a young hip hopper of Nigerian origin leading the pack of nominees. Patrick Okogwu – popularly known as Tinie Tempah, has been nominated in four categories. For Best British Male Solo artist he’s in rather prestigious company, with Robert Plant and Paul Weller also making the cut. He’s also in contention for British Album of the Year, Best British Single (for “Pass Out”) and Best British Breakthrough Act.

British critics hailed this year’s nominations as being free from too much pop – then I heard that international nominees include Katy Perry, Eminem, and Justin Bieber, and I

Tinie Tempah performing in London

thought, oh well! But hey, there’s also Bruce Springsteen and Cee Lo Green… It is the first time the Brit Awards have allowed music artists into the voting academy. In fact, the whole awards show seems to have been revamped, with a new trophy design, a new venue, and a new logo. More details on this story in the Daily Telegraph, including an interview with Tinie Tempah:

Brit Awards 2011: Tinie Tempah leads the nominations – Telegraph.

The awards show will take place February 15th at London’s O2 Arena. We’ll be keeping a close eye! Watch Tempah performing “Pass Out” with Snoop Dogg in Glastonbury last year after the jump. You can also check out the video for his song “Pass Out” here.  Bless…

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