BT Digital Music Awards nominations announced

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Dizzee Rascal

BT Digital Music Awards nominee Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole and Gorillaz are among the artists shortlisted for this year's BT Digital Music Awards.

Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole and Gorillaz have been shortlisted for this year's BT Digital Music Awards.

Nominations for the awards - which celebrates the rising importance of the internet in music - were opened to public vote today (19.08.10), with artists fighting it out in 21 categories.

Cheryl Cole and her 'X Factor' protege Alexandra Burke go head to head in both the Best Female Artist and Best Song categories, while rappers Plan B, Chipmunk and R 'n' B singer Taio Cruz will go head to head in both the Best Song and Best Male Artist sections.

Lee Thompson, BT Vision's Head of Music said: "The breadth of incredible new home grown talent that's emerged in the past 12 months, selling huge amounts of digital audio and video downloads, makes this year's BT Digital Music Awards nominations list our best ever."

Other artists gaining nominations include: Ellie Goulding, Chipmunk, JLS, N-Dubz, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

2010 also sees the introduction of a number of new categories to the event, including Best Place to Hear, Discover and Buy Music, Best Event and Best Music App.

The BT Digital Music awards will take place at London's Roundhouse Venue on September 30.

To vote please visit www.btadma.com

Shortlist of nominations open to public vote at the BT Digital Music awards 2010:

Best Female Artist

Alexandra Burke

Cheryl Cole

Ellie Goulding

Florence and The Machine

Leona Lewis

Pixie Lott

Best Male Artist

Chipmunk

Dizzee Rascal

Plan B

Robbie Williams

Taio Cruz

Tinie Tempah

Best Group

JLS

Mumford and Sons

Muse

N-Dubz

The Saturdays

Sugababes

Best Song

Bad Boys - Alexandra Burke ft Flo Rida

Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz

Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole

Pass Out - Tinie Tempah

She Said - Plan B

You've Got The Love - Florence and The Machine

Best International Artist or Group

Alicia Keys

Black Eyed Peas

Glee Cast

Jay-Z

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Best Independent Artist or Group

Dizzee Rascal

Example

Lostprophets

Prodigy

The Temper Trap

Vampire Weekend

Best Newcomer

Aggro Santos

Example

Joe McElderry

Mumford and Sons

Professor Green

Tinie Tempah

Best Video

Bad Boys - Alexandra Burke ft Flo Rida

Everybody in Love - JLS

Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole

Good Times - Roll Deep

Pass Out - Tinie Tempah

Say It's Over - N'Dubz

Best Place to Discover Music

BBC Introducing

Drowned in Sound

Guardian Music

iTunes

NME.com

Resident Advisor

Best Place to Hear Music

BBC 6Music

Last.fm

MySpace

SoundCloud

Spotify

Youtube

Best Place to Buy Music

Amazon

Boomkat

eMusic

iTunes

Play.com

Spotify

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