BRITs compilation

BRIT Awards news: BRITs album, Lana and Vaccines

It's all about the albums today, as Lana Del Rey looks shifts an impressive number of albums, The Vaccines release details of their second record and pre-ordering begins on the official BRIT Awards 2012 with MasterCard album. Find out who and what's been making headlines on 31 January 2012...

Pre-Order the BRITs 2012 compilation album
Three discs, 61 tracks, 18 No.1 singles. This year's official BRIT Awards album is a pretty impressive collection of tracks, with contributions from all our 2012 nominees plus the best of British from the past twelve months. It also features tracks from all our Outstanding Contribution To Music winners, including the band taking this year's title, the one and only Blur.

Lana Del Rey set to score No.1 with Born To Die album
After all the hype, the shockingly sudden backlash and endless scrutiny of her TV performances, International Female nominee Lana Del Rey has proven doubters wrong by hitting high where it really counts - album sales. Her debut album as Lana (real name Lizzy Grant, with a forthcoming collection of Grant songs planned for release) is currently outselling the UK Top Ten albums combined.

David Guetta and Nicki Minaj premiere 'Turn Me On' video
One-man hit machine and International Male nominee David Guetta plays Frankenstein with hip-hop's hottest star and International Female nominee, Nicki Minaj in their dark and spooky video for their 'Turn Me On' track.

The Vaccines to release new album in 2012
From Critics Choice nominee in 2011 to British Group nominee in 2012, The Vaccines have had a pretty amazing 12 months and scored a massive hit with their debut album, 'What Did You Expect From The...'. But fans eager for more music from the cream of new British guitar bands won't have to wait long as the band have revealed that they plan to release their second album this year - and have been recording the record in Belgium with the man behind some of Kings of Leon's greatest tracks.