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2014 Brit Awards Nominees Include David Bowie, Drake

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FILE - David Bowie attends an awards show in this June 5, 2007 file photo taken in New York. The English singer announced Tuesday,  Jan. 8, 2013 his 66th birthday, that he has released his first song in 10 years titled
FILE - David Bowie attends an awards show in this June 5, 2007 file photo taken in New York. The English singer announced Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 his 66th birthday, that he has released his first song in 10 years titled "Where Are We Now?" A new album, "The Next Day," will be out March 11 and 12 in the United Kingdom and the United States, respectively. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

LONDON (AP) — Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits.

Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "The Next Day."

Electronic duo Disclosure and rock band Bastille have four nominations apiece for the prizes, while drum 'n' bass quartet Rudimental and singer Ellie Goulding each have three. World-conquering boy band One Direction has two nominations, for British single and British group.

Nominees in the international categories, announced Thursday, include Drake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire.

The awards, Britain's equivalent of the Grammys, will be handed out in a concert-style ceremony at London's O2 Arena on Feb. 19.

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