The Darkness lead the nominations for the 2004 Brit Awards, with four mentions on the shortlist. Dido and Dizzee Rascal both have three nominations each, as do Daniel Bedingfield and Busted. *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera lead the international nominations, with mentions in the international male and female artist shortlists, as well as the international album award. Both are also in the best pop act category – open to both UK and overseas performers. Beyonce Knowles has two nominations, as does Sean Paul, The White Stripes, 50 Cent, Kings of Leon and Black Eyed Peas. The awards ceremony is at Earls Court on February 17th. Read more.