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Winehouse Wins Posthumous Brits Nomination
Amy Winehouse is up for a posthumous Brit award after being nominated in the best British female category.
The late singer, who died 17 months ago as the result of a drinking binge, previously took the title in 2007 following the release of her Back To Black album.
She is eligible for a nomination as a result of the release of her Lioness: Hidden Treasures album and is understood to be the first artist to be included posthumously.
She is up against Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith, Natasha Khan and Jessie Ware.
Rock veterans The Rolling Stones also picked up a nomination for the 33rd awards under the best live act category.
It is the first time they have been shortlisted for anything other than best video since the very first Brit Awards in 1977, when they competed for best group but lost to the Beatles.
Stones frontman Mick Jagger welcomed the nomination and said: "We all had such a blast, everyone was at the top of their game, and the hometown audiences at the O2 were just fantastic. It's great to be nominated."
Guitarist Keith Richards said: "On stage is where we belong. When I'm up there with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie, everything is rocking."
Sande, Mumford And Sons and Alt-J lead the nominations for next month's Brit Awards, competing for three each.
Muse, Plan B, Rita Ora, Coldplay and Olly Murs are among eight acts with two nominations each.
The big award of the night - best album - will be a battle between Sande's Our Version Of Events, Alt-J's An Awesome Wave, the Mumford release Babel and Plan B's Ill Manors. Faith is also up for the title for her second album Fall To Grace.
The best male shortlist sees Richard Hawley go up against Murs, Calvin Harris, Plan B and Ben Howard.
One Direction are nominated for best British group along with Muse, Mumford and Sons, Alt-J and The xx.
The nominations were announced at a ceremony in London's Savoy Hotel, which saw the first Brit trophy - designed by artist Damien Hirst with his signature spot design - handed to critics' choice winner Tom Odell.
It was a good day for Adele, a double winner last year, as she was nominated for best single with the Bond single Skyfall just hours after receiving an Oscar nomination for the same song.
The 2011 X Factor winners Little Mix failed to get a single nomination for this year's Brits, despite releasing their debut album in the qualifying period.
Performers who will play at the ceremony at the O2 on February 20 will include Muse, Robbie
Williams, Mumford And Sons, Sande and Howard, with further names to be announced.