Labrinth, Alexandra Burke, Plan B

Nominees news: Labrinth's party and more

A flurry of action from some of our International Nominees at The 2012 BRIT Awards, including new video teaser from two of the biggest stars on the planet and a review of the year's first essential album. Plus a London get-together for some of the biggest stars in British urban music. Find out who's been making headlines on 27 January 2012...

Labrinth hosts Raymond Weil pre-BRITs party
Usually the gossip is all about the BRIT Awards after-parties, but upcoming UK star Labrinth has kicked things off early by hosting an exclusive London party in association with Raymond Weil, the official watch partner to The BRIT Awards Ltd. As was to be expected from a man who has worked with some of the biggest stars in British music, the guestlist was rather spectacular - including 2012 nominees Emeli Sande, Maverick Sabre and Rizzle Kicks, 2011 winners Tinie Tempah and Plan B but a host of fresh UK talent such as Wretch 32, Little Mix, Alexandra Burke, Delilah, Chipmunk and Cover Drive. We wish we'd been invited!

David Guetta and Nicki Minaj tease 'Turn Me On' video
Currently riding high in the UK charts with his Sia collaboration, 'Titanium', International Male nominee David Guetta today released an online teaser for his next single, 'Turn Me On'. The track features International Female nominee Nicki Minaj and is certain to give both artists yet another massive smash hit.

Billboard reviews Lana Del Rey's Born To Die album
Lana Del Rey is the most hyped artist on the BRITs shortlist, and next week her Born To Die album hits shelves - set to signal the arrival of a true music sensation. But ahead of that, check out this track-by-track album review by Our personal favourite on the record is 'National Anthem', a surefire choice for a future single!

Ed Sheeran sells 80,000 tickets in 24 hours
Can this man do no wrong? As well as picking up four nominations for the 2012 BRIT Awards, Ed Sheeran has today revealed that he sold 78,000 tickets for his upcoming UK tour in just one day. Ed has already had to add extra dates to the tour, due to demand from fans. The tour kicks off in London on 15 October 2012.