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Lady GaGa, who sold more singles in the UK in 2009 than any other artists, is nominated for best international female, breakthrough artist and album.
Florence and the Machine -- the vehicle for flame-haired singer Florence Welch -- are up for best British breakthrough, female and album.
Lily Allen, 2008 'X Factor' runners-up JLS and teenage pop siren Pixie Lott are also nominated for three awards each.
But artists to have been overlooked for awards, which are decided at a ceremony at London Earl's Court Arena on Feb. 16, include U2, Arctic Monkeys, Beyonce and 'Britain's Got Talent' star Susan Boyle.
Lily Allen has a chance to banish bad memories of the ceremony in 22007, when she was nominated for three awards but left empty-handed.
Critical darlings Animal Collective, meanwhile, are nominated for best international album – alongside the likes of jay-Z – and best international breakthrough.
The full list of nominees can be seen here.