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Bastille, Disclosure lead race for UK music's Brit Awards; David Bowie scores 2 nominations

FILE In this Oct. 25, 2007 file photo, David Bowie arrives at the Fourth Annual Black Ball Concert for "Keep A Child Alive" in New York. Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "The Next Day." (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
January 09, 2014 - 10:58 AM

LONDON - Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits.

Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "The Next Day."

Electronic duo Disclosure and rock band Bastille have four nominations apiece for the prizes, while drum 'n' bass quartet Rudimental and singer Ellie Goulding each have three. World-conquering boy band One Direction has two nominations, for British single and British group.

Nominees in the international categories, announced Thursday, include Drake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire.

The awards, Britain's equivalent of the Grammys, will be handed out in a concert-style ceremony at London's O2 Arena on Feb. 19.

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