Several stars from “The X Factor” U.K. are nominees for the 2011 BT Digital Music Awards, but of all “The X Factor” alumni who are nominees, Matt Cardle (winner of “The X Factor” U.K. in 2010) got the most nominations for the show.
Cardle has a total of three nominations: Best Male Artist, Best Newcomer and Best Video (for his No. 1 U.K. hit “When We Collide”).
Meanwhile, “The Xtra Factor” co-host Olly Murs (who was a second-place finalist on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2009) is also nominated for Best Male Artist and Best Newcomer.
JLS, the singing group that was a second place finalist on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2008, scored nods for Best Group and Best Video (for “Eyes Wide Shut” with Tinie Tempah).
And former “X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole has been nominated for Best Female Artist.
The BT Digital Music Awards are voted on by fans at the show’s official website (www.bdtma.com).
The 2011 BT Digital Music Awards take place on September 29 at the Roundhouse in London. ITV2 will televise the show on October 3 at 10 p.m. British Summer Time and October 7 at 7 p.m. British Summer Time.
All of the “X Factor” nominees except for Cole have new albums due out in 2011. Cardle’s 2011 album (his debut) is titled “Letters,” and its U.K. release date is October 17. JLS’s third (still-untitled) album is set for a U.K. release on November 14, while Murs’ second (still-untitled) album has a U.K. release on November 28.
JLS and Murs have each had No. 1 hit songs on the U.K. singles chart in 2011: “She Makes Me Wanna” for JLS (featuring Dev) and “Heart Skips a Beat” for Murs (featuring Rizzle Kicks). Cardle’s “When We Collide” hit No. 1 when it was released in 2010.
Here is a select list of nominations for the 2011 BT Digital Music Awards. A complete list of nominations can be found at the show’s official website.
Best Male Artist: Example, Matt Cardle, Olly Murs, Plan B, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah.
Best Female Artist: Adele, Cheryl Cole, Eliza Doolittle, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Katy B.
Best Group: Chase & Status, JLS, Take That, The Saturdays, The Script, The Wanted
Best International Artist or Group: Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna
Best Independent Artist or Group: Adele, Arctic Monkeys, DJ Fresh, Example, Tiesto, Wretch 32.
Best Newcomer: Jessie J, Katy B, Matt Cardle, Olly Murs, The Wanted, Wretch 32.
Best Song: Adele – “Make You Feel My Love”; Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”; Adele – “Someone Like You”; Ellie Goulding – “Your Song”; Jessie J featuring BOB – “Price Tag”; Taio Cruz – “Dynamite.”
Best Video: Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”; Jessie J featuring BOB – “Price Tag”; JLS with Tinie Tempah – “Eyes Wide Shut”; Matt Cardle – “When We Collide”; The Wanted – “All Time Low”; Tinie Tempah with Eric Turner – “Written in the Stars.”