Nottingham musician Jake Bugg has been nominated for a Brit Award in the Breakthrough Act category.
The 18-year-old from Clifton topped the UK charts in October with his self-titled album. He will discover if he has won on January 20th when the awards take place at the O2 in London.
He joins other Midlanders who have been nominated for the prestigious music awards such as Robbie Williams for his single Candy and pop-act One Direction for Best British Group, with one member Liam Payne being from Wolverhampton.
The boy-band who have taken the US by storm after they became the first UK band ever to hit the top spot on the US Billboard 200 countdown with their debut album 'Up All Night' will be performing on the night.
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One has straight ginger hair, a fair complexion and blue eyes. The other has darker skin and her eyes are brown.
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