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Adele Competes for "British Grammy" on Wednesday, Telecast Will "Make Amends" for Cutting Her Off Last Year

Image courtesy of Anthony Harvey/ PictureGroup (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Anthony Harvey/ PictureGroup (via ABC News Radio)

The Grammy Awards are over, the nominees for Canada's Juno Awards have been announced (see related story) and Wednesday night in London, music's top names will be competing for the Brit Awards, the U.K.'s top music prize.

The Brit Awards present trophies to British acts and so-called "international" acts, which is why everyone from Gotye and fun. to Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift are nominated.  The Script , Bruce Springsteen and Michael Buble are also all nominated in the various international categories.

As for the British categories, Adele is up for British Single for her James Bond theme "Skyfall" and according to the BBC , she's also in the running for a brand-new "global success" award, given to an artist who achieved exceptional international sales in 2012.   It's not clear if she'll make it to the show, though, since she's been in the U.S. for the past few weeks rehearsing for her performance on the Oscars this Sunday night.

But even if she doesn't show, the award show organizers have promised to "make amends" to the singer for forcing her to end her acceptance speech early last year.  You may recall that after she won the Best British Album prize, the host of the show cut her off because they were running out of time, leading Adele to very publicly flip the bird to those responsible.

Other nominees in that category include   Jessie J 's "Domino."  Meanwhile, One Direction are up for British Group.  In a possibly awkward moment, both One Direction and Taylor Swift -- who used to date 1D's Harry Styles -- are performing on the telecast.  Justin Timberlake will also be on hand, with the same big band that backed him up on the Grammy Awards earlier this month.

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