R&B stars nominated for the Brits


Up-and-coming R&B singer Emeli Sande and soul artists Maverick Sabre and Michael Kiwanuka have been shortlisted for the critics' choice title at the Brit Awards.

The winner will be announced next Thursday, with the Brit awards ceremony itself on 12 February at the O2 Arena in London.

The critics' choice prize is given to an artist that music critics believe will make a big impact in the coming year.