BRIT Awards hand posthumous nomination to Winehouse

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British singer Winehouse arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central LondonLONDON (Reuters) – Scottish singer Emeli Sande joined folk act Mumford and Sons and indie rockers Alt-J with three BRIT Award nominations apiece on Thursday, but the biggest surprise was a posthumous nod for Amy Winehouse 18 months after she died. Winehouse was included in the "British female solo" category, in which she was up against Sande, Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith and Bat for Lashes. She was shortlisted for "Lioness: Hidden Treasures", an album of unreleased songs and demos dating back to 2002 which hit stores in December, 2011 and topped the British charts. …

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