If 2010 was a great year for Tinie Tempah, then 2011 is going to be a fantastic one. The south London-born MC is the front runner at this year’s BRIT Awards, receiving an astonishing four nominations.
The 22-year-old star – who’s up for Best Breakthrough Artist, Best Male, Best Single and Best Album – will have stiff competition in the form of Plan B, who’ll be up against the ‘Pass Out’ rapper in three of those categories.
Both musicians have seen their current albums reach number one, as well receive widespread critical acclaim, so it’ll be a close call between the two London lads.
Mercury Prize winners The xx and Mumford & Sons also received three nominations, while Take That, Ellie Goulding and Cheryl Cole gained two nominations apiece.
The 2011 Brit Awards take place at London’s O2 arena on February 15.