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Saturday 1 November 2014

Chart acts battle it out at Brits

Tinie Tempah leads the Brits nominations

Tinie Tempah, Plan B and Mumford And Sons will be hoping for glory tonight at the UK's biggest music bash, the Brit Awards.

The trio of acts lead the field in the nominations but face a strong challenge from chart-topping Take That who bounced back with their original line-up in recent months.

Organisers are trying to revamp the awards this year with an Oscars-style focus which will see the event reach a crescendo with the best album prize.

Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton will join stars such as Cheryl Cole and Kylie Minogue as a presenter.

Also handing over prizes at the star-studded event will by Dermot O'Leary and Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and John Taylor.

Performers will include Rihanna, Arcade Fire and Take That, who are each plotting spectacular appearances, while rapper turned soul singer Plan B is said to be planning a flame-filled performance.

James Corden will host the event taking place for the first time at the O2 Arena, now one of the world's leading music venues, after many years at west London's Earl's Court.

James previously hosted with his Gavin And Stacey co-star Mathew Horne and Kylie Minogue in 2009.

He has already revealed he will be donating his fee to Comic Relief.

Tinie Tempah leads the pack as he vies for four nominations, with the 22-year-old south Londoner in the running for best British male, British breakthrough act, best single and best album. Plan B and Mumford And Sons each have three nominations, while Take That are up for two - best group and best album.

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