Muse Lead the way for Brit Awards

Brit award nominations herald homegrown stars

Muse, Lily Allen and Gnarls Barkley led the field with three nominations apiece when the shortlist was announced on Tuesday for the Brit awards, an annual showcase for an industry struggling to adapt to the digital age.

Muse and Allen will be competing against each other for the coveted British Album award after a year in which homegrown artists accounted for seven of the top ten albums.