today’s Music in a nutshell.

Let’s kick off with another announcement of the BRITS. Olly Murs has been added onto the list performers for the annual BRIT’S held in the O2 arena on the 21st February. Other performers include Ed Sheeran, Adele, Coldplay and Rihanna. Besides performing Olly is also nominated for ‘Best song’ with ‘Heart Skips A Beat’. Battling it out against him in this category is boyband One Direction. They are warming up to win the award by releasing a campaign video asking everybody to vote. You can watch the video here. It’s nothing serious, but they’re young lads so it’s funny.

And from the BRITS let’s go to the Superbowl, where all eyes will be on Madonna’s comeback performance. It has now been confirmed that Madonna will be on stage with LMFAO. Madonna is about to release her 12th album MDNA preceded by the new single ‘Gimme All Your Love’ giving the Superbowl its debut. Will.I.Am, who signed LMFAO to his record label confirmed. Apart from LMFAO, M.I.A, Nicki Minaj and Cee Lo Green are reported to take the stage with the queen of pop. More information to follow soon.

While we’re at it, last night in Baku, Azerbaijan the allocation draw was held which determined which 37 countries would take part in the two semi finals, and which finalists were allocated to vote in those semis. A draw for the running order will be held at a later stage. This year sees the 57th edition of the contest being held with 43 countries taking part. The logo and artwork were also presented for this years contest being ‘Feel the Fire’.

Further along, 2012 has finally started seeing the bigger stars releasing more details about upcoming work. Labrinth, Chris Brown and Mia are amongst the main acts to confirm their new singles while miss Rowland has debuted the video for her latest US release ‘Keep it Between Us’.  Biggest news of all however is the offical confirmation of Abba releasing a new song called ‘From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel’, which will feature on a reissue of their final album ‘The Visitors’. We can’t wait!

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