One Direction set to play music’s Brit Awards

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 AM

LONDON—One Direction, Justin Timberlake and Mumford & Sons are getting ready to perform at Britain’s leading music awards, where nominees include the late soul diva Amy Winehouse.

Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sande and Alt-J lead the nominations for Wednesday’s Brit Awards, with three each.
Winehouse—who died in July 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning—is up for best British female artist. She is eligible thanks to her posthumous “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” album.
Other nominees include the Rolling Stones, up for best live act against Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Muse and The Vaccines.
International nominees include Alicia Keys, Rihanna, the Black Keys, Bruce Springsteen and fun.
Most of the awards are chosen by more than 1,000 musicians, critics and record industry figures, with several decided by public vote.

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