Brit Awards - Nomination Criteria
Can anyone clarify what the criteria is for a Brit Award Nomination? As far as I was aware an artist needs to have released an album in the previous year to be nominated,i.e. this year all nominated artists should have released an album in 2013, with the exception of the 'Best Single' category where the song should have been released in 2013.
However, I see that many artists who have released albums in 2012 have been nominated such as Ellie Goulding and Pink. Can anyone please clarify why they have been nominated? I'm fine with Burn being nominated for Best Single but why has Ellie been nominated for Best Female when Halycon was released in 2012. I didn't think that re-issued albums counted.