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Nominees news: Lana, Emeli, Noel and more

Our BRITs nominees are a busy bunch. Ahead of the 2012 BRIT Awards with MasterCard (happening on 21 February - make a note), we're rounding up all the latest news on this year's shortlisted artists, and keeping you up to date with the latest BRITs nominees gossip. Read on to find out who's been making headlines on 24 January 2012...

Noel Gallagher named NME 'Godlike Genius'
2012 Already something of a god to legions of Oasis fans, British Male nominee Noel Gallagher was today named as the 2012 recipient of the NME's Godlike Genius award. "I have dreamt of this moment since I was 43 years old," said a typically modest Gallagher. "I accept that I am now a genius, just like God."

Lana Del Rey performs live on BBC 6 Music
After an undeserved critical mauling of her debut on US television recently, International Breakthrough nominee Lana Del Rey this week recorded a stunning live session for BBC 6 Music. She performed debut hit 'Video Games', new single 'Born To Die' and chatted about her musical inspirations with host Huey Morgan.

Maverick Sabre premieres new 'No One' video
Following his first two Top Twenty singles 'Let Me Go' and 'I Need', Critics' Choice runner-up Maverick Sabre today premiered his latest video, 'No One'. An urban-edged soul ballad, the video sees the young Hackney-born star take to the stage in a seedy strip club. Very risque!

Emeli Sande reveals secret dinner with Jessie and Ed
After the BRITs 2012 nominations launch finished earlier this month, the spent a long night editing and uploading photos and videos of this year's event. But it seems other guests had a more enjoyable evening. In an interview with OMG Yahoo, Critics' Choice winner Emeli Sande tells how she, along with several other nominees were taken out for dinner by the three-time nominated Jessie J. Now that's a dinner party we'd like to eavesdrop on.

BRIT Awards announce 2012 compilation album
Need to get familiar with all the BRIT Award nominated artists ahead of the ceremony on 21 February? Well how does a three-disc, 61-track BRITs compilation sound? Pretty good huh? The BRITs today announced the release of the official BRIT Awards 2012 album, which will be on sale from 13 February 2012.