The gong has been presented to Adele, Florence and The Machine, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J in previous years ? so it's a real feather in the cap for the nominees.
Singer Maverick Sabre, Scottish star Emeli Sand? and soulman Michael Kiwanuka are on the list.
The winner will be announced next Thursday and will perform at the Brits launch party in January.Success ... Maverick Sabre is nominated for award