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Rihanna, Emeli Sandé 'best-selling Brit Awards 2013 nominees'

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Rihanna has been named the best-selling nominee at this year's Brit Awards.

The singer - who is nominated for 'International Female' - has sold 3,868,000 copies of her singles and albums in the UK since the Brit Awards 2012, sending her to the top of the list.

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Emeli Sandé places second, having sold 3.087m singles and albums and gained nominations for 'British Female', 'British Album' for Our Version of Events and 'British Single' for 'Next to Me'.

One Direction place third on the list with sales of 2.425m, Adele is fourth with 2.242m and Flo Rida is fifth with 2.132m after receiving a nod for his contribution on Olly Murs's 'Troublemaker'.

The Official Charts Company compiled the list ahead of tonight's (February 20) Brit Awards ceremony at the O2 Arena in London.

The list is based on single and album sales since last year's Brit Awards show.

The Top 20 official biggest-selling Brit Awards 2013 nominees are as follows:

1. Rihanna (3.868m)
2. Emeli Sandé (3.087m)
3. One Direction (2.425m)
4. Adele (2.242m)
5. Flo Rida (2.132m)
6. Olly Murs (2.108m)
7. Calvin Harris (1.777m)
8. Labrinth (1.751m)
9. Coldplay (1.715m)
10. fun. (1.691m)
11. Taylor Swift (1.655m)
12. Florence + the Machine (1.583m)
13. Gotye (1.556m)
14. The Script (1.508m)
15. Jessie J (1.496m)
16. Lana Del Rey (1.434m)
17. Rita Ora (1.303m)
18. Robbie Williams (1.3m)
19. Mumford & Sons (1.289m)
20. Paloma Faith (1.202m)

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