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Last Updated: Friday January 14 2011 12:54 GMT

Tinie Tempah, The Wanted and Olly Murs all up for Brits

Ricky with Brits nominees The Wanted

Nominations for the Brits are out and Ricky's been chatting to the hopefuls. The Wanted are up for best single for All Time Low.

Ricky with Brits nominees The Wanted

The band performed at the nominations launch at London's O2 Arena - it's the new venue for the Brit Awards ceremony that'll be on 15 February.

Brits nominee Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah's topping the nominations this year. He's up for four Brits: best male solo artist, best breakthrough act, album of the year and best single.

Brits nominee Tinie Tempah

Tinie was last year's biggest-selling solo British artist, with two number one singles and a number one album, so there's high hopes he'll do well at this year's Brits.

Brits nominee rapper Jessie J

One winner has already been announced - rapper Jessie J has won the Critic's Choice award. But everyone else has to wait until February to find out who's won!

Ricky with Brits nominee Ellie Goulding

Last year's Critics' Choice winner was Ellie Goulding. She's got two nominations this year, including best female solo artist.

Ricky with Brits nominee X Factor runner-up Olly Murs

X Factor dominates the shortlist for best single - Olly Murs, Alexandra Burke, Matt Cardle and Cheryl Cole are all in the running.

The new Brits award

And this is what everyone wants - it's the new look Brit Award, by famous fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

Ricky with a giant version of the new Brit Award designed by Vivienne Westwood

But sadly Ricky hasn't got a nomination so he can't take this giant version home!