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Muse and Mumford And Sons have scored multiple nominations for the 2013 Brit Awards, the U.K. equivalent to the Grammy Awards in the U.S. According to Gigwise, Mumford And Sons have nabbed nominations for Best Live Act, Best British Group and Best British Album for Babel, while Muse is in the running for Best British Group and Best Live Act.
Muse became a huge success in its home country before finally breaking through in America and the rest of the world, but bassist Chris Wolstenholme told us that the trio has always been careful not to let success go to their heads: "You know, we don't take anything for granted. We know that, I think, there's a certain expectation on this band with the quality of music that we make, and, you know, it's an expectation that we put on ourselves as well, 'cause we always want to better ourselves. And, you know, if you make an album and you don't feel like it's better than the album you've done before, then you should probably either pack it in or start again, you know."
Muse and Mumford will be up against Coldplay, the Rolling Stones and the Vaccines in the Live Act category.
Nominated in the Best International Group category are the Black Keys, the Killers and Fun., among others, while Jack White, Gotye and Bruce Springsteen are some of the contenders for Best International Male
Mumford And Sons and Muse are among the artists confirmed to perform at the event, which takes place on February 20th in London.