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Gorillaz added to Brits line-up
Gorillaz are up for two awards
Animated hip-hop stars Gorillaz have been signed up to play at this year's Brit Awards.

Gorillaz, whose hits include Feel Good Inc and Dirty Harry, will perform live at the Earls Court show on 15 February.

Hawaiian surfer-turned-singer Jack Johnson will also join the line-up, which includes Coldplay, Kanye West, Kaiser Chiefs and James Blunt.

Brits chairman Peter Jamieson said this year's show would be one of the "strongest" in its 26-year history.


Nominations for the awards were unveiled earlier this month, with the Kaiser Chiefs and James Blunt leading the field with five nods each.

Blunt, who shot to fame in 2005 with his chart-topper You're Beautiful, is nominated for best male and best album.

Coldplay have been shortlisted in four categories, including the best group, album and single.

Gorillaz have two nominations for best British group and British album, for Demon Days.

The Brit Awards, which will be broadcast on ITV1 on 16 February, will be hosted by Chris Evans for the second year running.

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