British R+B star Craig David is desperate to win a prize at this year's (FEB06) Brit Awards ceremony, because it is the only thing that will make his mother happy.

The FILL ME IN hitmaker is philosophical about his nomination in the Best Urban Act category, but insists his mother TINA would be thrilled to home the decorative accolade.

He says, "I think I've given a lot to music through my music, to British music.

"That's not consciously 'well that's why I should win a Brit', but I think if you can pave the way and open doors by virtue of making music that people enjoy, then it's great when you get nominated, that's my recognition.

"Picking up the award is almost better for my mum because she gets the award on her mantelpiece - so it's more for her."

The Brit Awards - the British equivalent of The Grammys - will take place on 15 February (06) at London's Earl's Court Arena.