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Why the Brits Beat the Grammys Hands Down

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Is this the most exciting year for music, like, ever? Bowie's back, there's The Brits 2013 with its most eclectic line-up yet, and now Beyonce and Destiny's Child are reuniting.

Now all we have to do is combine these three Bs and get them down to the Brits on 20 February.

Imagine Bowie performing his fantastic new track Where Are We Now, from his first album in a decade, at the Brits.

Stranger things have happened... who can forget when Michael Jackson performed Jarvis Cocker?

Let's face it - the Grammys, just days apart from the Brits in February, will be about scandal rather than real music - what the Brits aspire to.

Realistically the big news story at the Grammys in LA will be Rihanna and Chris Brown being reunited at the show where they famously broke up when he beat her black and blue before the ceremony in 2009.

Apart from that there'll be the predictable glitz and glam on the red carpet - no doubt Nicki Minaj will rock some ridiculous nun costume, and Gaga will be, well, Gaga. Snooze.

Surely, all this drama will detract from the real purpose of the show, to recognise and celebrate true talent.

So, apart from waiting and hoping to see if Brit babe Estelle gets the gong she deserves at the Grammys, I'm reserving my excitement for the biggest show in the British calendar - The Brits.

With it's winning formula, James Corden's the host for another year, the line-up is also well worth the wait. The Rolling Stones are confirmed to perform- nominated for Best Live Act (as if anyone could beat them, puh-lease) it promises to take us back to good old days of rock 'n roll that put Britain on the map.

The nod means Mick Jagger and company are up for glory some 36 years after being nominated at the first ever Brits.

Everyone's got a soft spot for One Direction, Harry Styles, who will surely be Taylor Swift free at the bash, and his merry men will be performing and its sure to be one heck of a party on stage. Then there's Robbie Williams, Muse, Mumford and Sons and Emeli Sande to name a few.

Just look what winning the Critics' Choice Award has done for Scottish star Emeli in 2012.

A hit at the Olympic ceremonies, she's toured with Coldplay and garnered three Brits noms, the most of any female this year.

What the show does so well is recognise burgeoning talent and catapult them to the top.

Keep an eye out for Laura Mvula - recognised in the Critics' Choice Award category - who missed out to the new Chris Martin, Tom Odell.

This girl has been compared to Nina Simone, with her sassy tone, she's a real breath of fresh air.

2013 will also no doubt be a big year for Jessie Ware, who was the talk of the Brit Nominations bash at London's swanky Savoy Hotel with her performance.

She's up for two Brits and already has artists such as Simon Cowell's signing Labrinth waiting to record with her.

Backstage at the Brits celebs are set to be treated to luxury free swag from Joy Montgomery www.jm-london.com gifting suite.

Now surely that's got to lure the Thin White Duke and Destiny's Child (or at least Beyonce) to London's 02 Arena for some of that action.

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