Emeli Sande has been nominated for four Brit awards.
The singer's spectacular 2012 looks set to be repeated after being nominated for best female, best album, and with two songs in the best single category.
Rita Ora has three nominations, and Paloma Faith, Plan B, Jessie Ware and Muse are also all up for two gongs.
Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011, has received a posthumous nomination for best female.
Sande said it was "really good feeling" to be nominated for so many awards.
"It feels great, a bit scary, because you never know, you might not win anything.
"It feels great to have this acknowledgement and recognition. And to come back here after winning the Critics' Choice and to be nominated is really, really cool."
Best British group: Mumford and Sons, Alt-J, The xx, Muse, One Direction
Best British album: Emeli Sande, Plan B, Alt-J, Paloma Faith, Mumford & Sons
Best British female: Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith, Bat For Lashes, Jessie Ware, Emeli Sande
British British male: Calvin Harris, Plan B, Richard Hawley, Ben Howard, Olly Murs
British breakthrough: Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware, Alt-J, Ben Howard, Rita Ora
Best live act: Mumford and Sons, Coldplay, Muse, The Vaccines, The Rolling Stones
Best international group: The Black Keys, The Script, Alabama Shakes, Fun., The Killers
Best international male: Jack White, Gotye, Michael Buble, Frank Ocean, Bruce Springsteen
Best international female: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift