Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey

Nominees news: Rihanna, Ed, Lana and more

It's awards for the British boys and all sorts of gossip and goings on for our international ladies in today's BRIT Awards 2012 with MasterCard nominees new roundup. Find out who's been making headlines on 30 January 2012...

Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher, James Blake and The Vaccines nominated for XFM award
Award season has well and truly begun, with a selection of 2012 BRIT Awards nominees named in this year's XFM New Music Award shortlist. The award honours XFM's favourite album of the previous year and BRITs nominees James Blake, Noel Gallagher, Ed Sheeran and The Vaccines are all in the running. Best of luck lads!

Feist named as Green Man 2012 headliner
For those among you looking for a festival experience a little less mud-splattered and a little less intense than Glastonbury, then Wales' premiere summer event Green Man might be the one for you. Especially now that 2012 International Female nominee Feist has been announced as the headliner for this year's tenth anniversary event. Somehow we're sure it's been quite some time since she's been playing birthday parties...

Lana Del Rey reveals part-time job as babysitter
Who tucked you into bed when your parents were out for the night? Well for some lucky children in Lana Del Rey's hometown of Lake Placid, the sultry pop siren is still moonlighting as a babysitter. The International Female nominee has revealed how she still spends time when she's at home looking after youngsters because, she says, "it's what I do." That is what we believe you call 'keeping it real'.

Rihanna spends £100,000 on Marylin Monroe artwork
A lady with fine taste, International Female nominee Rihanna has splashed out £100,000 on Marilyn Monroe artwork by British artist Claire Milner which features 65,000 and changes colour to reflect its lighting. Very posh.