Source Pravda.Ru

New stars dominate nominations for British music awards


Rock group Kaiser Chiefs and former army captain James Blunt dominated nominations Tuesday for Britain's prestigious music industry awards.

Blunt, 28, a former student of top public school Harrow, will challenge pop veteran &to=' target=_blank>Robbie Williams for the title of best British male solo artist at February's Brit Awards.

The ex-soldier, who toured Kosovo with the British army, is also nominated in four other categories.

Kaiser Chiefs, a band from northern England named after a South African soccer team, were nominated for best British group, best album, and in three other categories.