LONDON, UK (Brit Awards Official Website) - The Darkness
lead the Brit Awards nominations and they are up for best British group, best British breakthrough, best British rock and best British album for Permission to Land.
Dido has three nominations including best British female - an accolade she is almost sure to win.
Bedingfield and Mercury Music
prize-winner Dizzee Rascal
also have three nominations apiece.
The Brit Awards 2003 nominations in full:
Best Pop: Christina Aguilera, Daniel Bedingfield, Black Eyed Peas, Busted, Justin Timberlake.
Best International Male: Beck, 50 Cent, Sean Paul, Damien Rice, Justin Timberlake.
Best International Female: Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue.
Best International Group: Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon, Outkast, The Strokes, The White Stripes.
Best International Album: Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Outkast, Justin Timberlake, White Stripes.
Best International Breakthrough: 50Cents, Evanescence, Kings of Leon, Sean Ball, The Thrills.
Outstanding Contribution: Duran Duran.
Best British Male: Badly Drawn Boy, Daniel Bedingfield, David Bowie, Dizzee Rascal, Will Young.
Best British Female: Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dido, Jamelia, Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse
Best British Group: Busted, The Coral, The Darkness, Radiohead, Sugababes
Best British Album: Daniel Bedingfield, Blur, Coral, Darkness, Dido.
Best British Dance: Basement Jaxx, Goldfrapp, Groove Armada, Kosheen, Lemon Jelly.
Best British Breakthrough: Busted, Jamie Cullum, The Darkness, Lemar, Dizzee Rascals.
Best British Single: - Dido (White Flag), Gareth Gates (Spirit in the Sky), Jamelia (Superstar), Mis-teeq (Scandalous), Rachel Stevens (Sweet Dreams My LA Ex).
Best British Urbans: - Lemar, Big Brovaz, Mis-teeq, Dizzee Rascals, Amy Winehouse.
Best British Rock: Darkness, Feeder, Muse, Primal Scream, Stereophonics.