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Ricky meets Brits nominees The Wanted and Olly Murs

Ricky meets Brits nominees!

The best of British music talent was in London on Thursday night to find out the Brit Award nominations.

Tinie Tempah leads the way. He's up for FOUR awards - best British male, best breakthrough act, best single for Pass Out and album of the year for Disc-Overy.

The nominations were announced a big bash and of course Newsround was at the heart of the action.

Ricky met up with some of the acts up for prizes, as they prepare for the big event on 15 February.

The Wanted

Ricky meets The Wanted!

The Wanted have had an amazing seven months.

They went straight to number one with their first single All Time Low, which has earned them a Brit Award nomination for Best British Single.

The boys also released their first album called The Wanted.

Ellie Goulding

Ricky meets Ellie Goulding!

Ellie won the Critics' Choice Award at the 2010 Brits.

This year she's been nominated for two awards - best British female and best British breakthrough act.

She performed a duet at the big nominations party with Tinie Tempah!

Olly Murs

Ricky meets Olly Murs!

Since coming second in The X Factor in 2009, Olly's had big success in the charts.

He's been nominated for best British single for his first solo track Please Don't Let Me Go, which got to number one in September 2010.

Olly's self-titled first album went in at two and has sold loads of copies.