The TAKE ME OUT rockers - who scored widespread acclaim for their MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE winning debut album last year (04) - will be competing in the Best British Group, Best British Album, Best Breakthrough Act, Best British Rock Act and Best British Live Act categories.
Kasabian, Keane, The Streets, Jamelia, Natasha Bedingfield and Snow Patrol have three nominations each, while The Libertines, Joss Stone, Lemar and JAMIE CULLUM have all be honoured with two nods apiece.
Reacting to Franz Ferdinand's five nominations, singer ALEX KAPRANOS said, "We're pretty chuffed to be nominated for so many categories. It's a wee bit unbelievable if you think about what we were up to a year ago. It means a lot to us to have come this far with a small British independent label like DOMINO. It makes you realise that the rules are what you make them."
The 9 February (05) event at London's Earls Court has been dubbed BRITs25 - to mark the prize-giving bash's 25th successive year.
The Brit Awards nominations are as follows:
British Male Solo Artist:
British Female Solo Artist:
Mastercard British Album:
FRANZ FERDINAND - FRANZ FERDINAND
KEANE - HOPES AND FEARS
MUSE - ABSOLUTION
SNOW PATROL - FINAL STRAW
THE STREETS - A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE
Band Aid 20 - DO THEY KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS?
JAMELIA - THANK YOU
LMC VS U2 - TAKE ME TO THE CLOUDS ABOVE
SHAPESHIFTERS - LOLA'S THEME
WILL YOUNG - YOUR GAME
British Breakthrough Act:
British Urban Act:
British Rock Act:
British Live Act:
Brits25 : The Best Song Award:
JOY DIVISION - LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
KATE BUSH - WUTHERING HEIGHTS
QUEEN - WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
ROBBIE WILLIAMS - ANGELS
WILL YOUNG - LEAVE RIGHT NOW
International Male Solo Artist:
International Female Solo Artist:
Killers - HOT FUSS
MAROON 5 - SONGS ABOUT JANE
OUTKAST - SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW
SCISSOR SISTERS - SCISSOR SISTERS
U2 - HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB
International Breakthrough Act:
Outstanding Contribution To Music:
SIR BOB GELDOF.10/01/2005 21:31