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The Brit Awards 2012 - Who should win?

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The nominees for this year's Brit Awards were announced last month, and as ever there was a mixture of predictable choices (Ed Sheeran, Adele), surprises (Fiest, Kate Bush) and the alarming omissions (i.e Katy B and Will Young!).

But who deserves to pick up a prize this year? Ahead tonight's ceremony, Digital Spy gives its predictions.

Noel Gallagher
British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher - WINNER!
Professor Green

We'd have chosen James Blake if this award was solely based on music, but Noel just tips it for us as he's the best all-rounder. His debut solo effort topped the charts last year and, crucially, it was infinitely better than his brother's.

Adele posts a picture of herself on Twitter after throat surgery recovery
British Female Solo Artist
Adele - WINNER!
Florence + the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

In ten years from now, 2011 in music will be referred to as "the year of Adele".

Jessie J
leaves C Restaurant in Mayfair wearing a floral patterned outfit
London
British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J - WINNER!
The Vaccines

Given she's already won the Critics' Choice prize, we're not sure what Emeli Sandé is doing in there, but the obvious winner here is Jessie J. With her debut album approaching the million sales mark, a number one hit (soon to be two with 'Domino') and already making tracks in the US, she's certainly earned it.

DJ Jo Whiley backstage with Coldplay before their Radio 2 'In Concert' gig at Dingwalls, Camden
British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status
Coldplay - WINNER!
Elbow
Kasabian

By "group" we'll assume they mean "indie", and in our opinion Coldplay should have this one in the bag - hopefully giving them their seventh Brit.

Example
British Single
Adele: 'Someone Like You'
Ed Sheeran: 'The A Team'
Example: 'Changed The Way You Kiss Me' - WINNER!
Jessie J feat B.o.B: 'Price Tag'
JLS feat Dev: 'She Makes Me Wanna'
Military Wives and Gareth Malone: 'Wherever You Are'
Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks: 'Heart Skips A Beat'
One Direction: 'What Makes You Beautiful'
Pixie Lott: 'All About Tonight'
The Wanted: 'Glad You Came'

If only this category wasn't based purely on sales.

Adele
Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Adele: 21 - WINNER!
Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran: +
Florence + the Machine: Ceremonials
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

An obvious winner we're sure you'll agree, but a great one nonetheless.

Bruno Mars
International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars - WINNER!
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

Let's be honest, it's the best of a dodgy bunch.

Rihanna
leaves the Armani store in Milan after attending a party. The singer has recently teamed up with Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans to create her first fashion line.
Milan, Italy
International Female Solo Artist
Beyoncé
Bjork
Feist
Lady GaGa
Rihanna - WINNER!

For her continued effort to churn out as much quality music, videos and tours as possible, Rihanna deserves the prize this year.

International Group:  Kanye West, left, and Jay Z perform in concert during the "Watch The Throne" tour
International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay-Z and Kanye West - WINNER!
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

We've just given Watch The Throne another spin and it's even better than we remembered.

Nicki Minaj
International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj - WINNER!

We almost disqualified her on the grounds that her debut Pink Friday came out back in 2010, but she's easily the most deserving of the lot.

British Producer
Paul Epworth - WINNER!
Flood
Ethan Johns

Last year he produced albums for Adele, Friendly Fires and Florence + the Machine. Not a bad year by anyone's standards.

Who do you think should win a Brit Award this year? Leave your comments in the box below:

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