Updated: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:00 | By Bang

Emeli Sande taking six months off

Emeli Sande is taking six months off after closing the show at the BRIT Awards in London tonight (20.02.13)


Emeli Sande is taking six months off after closing the show at the BRIT Awards in London tonight (© 20.02.13)

Emeli Sande is taking six months off after closing the show at the BRIT Awards in London tonight (20.02.13)

Emeli Sande plans to take a six-month break from the spotlight after performing at the 2013 BRIT Awards tonight (20.02.13).

The 25-year-old singer - who leads this year's nominations and is up for British Female, British Album for 'Our Version Of Events' and her songs 'Next To Me' and the collaboration with Labrinth, 'Beneath Your Beautiful' are up for British Single - has revealed she wants to take some time off before starting to work on her next album.

The Scottish star told The Sun newspaper: ''I'm happy to leave the limelight for a bit and lay low after.

''I'm going to be in the studio working on my next album. I just want to make more music, as that's my favourite thing.''

Emeli - who won the BRITs Critics' Choice Award in 2012 - is closing the awards ceremony in London's O2 Arena, while Robbie Williams, One Direction, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake area are also set to perform.

The singer previously spoke about how much winning a BRIT award meant to her last year.

She said: ''This time last year, I was excited but very nervous. I wish now I had just enjoyed it.''

Mumford & Sons and Alt-J are also nominated for three awards each with Rita Ora, Muse, Plan B, Jessie Ware, Ben Howard, Coldplay, Paloma Faith and Olly Murs all up for two awards.

Rihanna will battle it out for the International Female gong with Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift while Jack White, Gotye, Michael Buble, Frank Ocean and Bruce Springsteen are all up for International Male.

The Rolling Stones will are nominated in the British Live Act category against Coldplay, Muse, Mumford & Sons and The Vaccines. The nomination makes them the only act to be nominated in both this year's awards and at the first BRIT Awards in 1977.

Amy Winehouse received a posthumous nomination in the British Female Solo category and will go up against Jessie, Paloma, Emeli and Bat For Lashes.

2013 BRIT AWARDS FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS:

Mastercard British Album Of The Year

Emeli Sande - 'Our Version Of Events'

Mumford & Sons - 'Babel'

Alt-J - 'An Awesome Wave'

Plan B - 'iLL Manors'

Paloma Faith - 'Fall To Grace'

Best British Single with Capital FM

Adele - 'Skyfall'

Alex Clare - 'Too Close'

Coldplay & Rihanna - 'Princess of China'

DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora - 'Hot Right Now'

Emeli Sandé - 'Next To Me'

Florence & The Machine - 'Spectrum'

James Arthur - 'Impossible'

Jessie J - 'Domino'

Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sandé - 'Beneath Your Beautiful'

Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida 'Troublemaker'

Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah - 'R.I.P.'

Rizzle Kicks - 'Mama Do The Hump'

Robbie Williams - 'Candy'

Rudimental Feat. John Newman - 'Feel The Love'

Stooshe - 'Black Heart'

Best Live Act

Coldplay

Muse

The Rolling Stones

The Vaccines

Mumford & Sons

British Male Solo Artist

Calvin Harris

Olly Murs

Ben Howard

Richard Hawley

Plan B

British Female Solo Artist

Bat For Lashes

Amy Winehouse

Emeli Sande

Paloma Faith

Jessie Ware

British Group

One Direction

Alt-J

Muse

Mumford & Sons

British Breakthrough

Jessie Ware

Jake Bugg

Rita Ora

Ben Howard

Alt-J

International Group

Alabama Shakes

Fun.

The Script

The Killers

The Black Keys

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Michael Buble

Frank Ocean

Gotye

Jack White

International Female Solo Artist

Taylor Swift

Rihanna

Alicia Keys

Cat Power

Lana Del Rey

BRITs Global Success

To Be announced at BRIT Awards 2013

British Producer Of The Year

Damon Albarn

Jake Gosling

Paul Epworth

Critics' Choice

Tom Odell

Special Recognition Award

War Child

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