The nominations for the 2006 Brit Awards have been announced this evening. Kate has been nominated for two Brit Awards; Best British Female Solo Artist and Aerial has been nominated for Best British Album. The awards, hosted by Chris Evans, take place in Earls Court on Wednesday February 15th (and will be televised on ITV1 the following evening). Kate’s nominations will be formally announced by host Sarah Cox at the nominations launch party at Riverside Studios tonight. In the British Female Solo Artist nominees Kate is joined by Charlotte Church, Katie Melua, KT Tunstall and Natasha Bedingfield. In the Best British album shortlist she is joined by Coldplay (X&Y), Gorillaz (Demon Days), James Blunt (Back To Bedlam) and Kaiser Chiefs (Employment). ITV will be devoting hours of airtime prior to the awards to four weekly “Brits Are Coming” programmes on ITV1 with additional coverage on ITV2. King Of The Mountain is included on the accompanying 2-CD Brit Awards Album 2006 which is out on February 6th. This release also includes the King Of The Mountain video. Congratulations to Kate on this richly deserved recognition! Read more at the official Brit Awards site here. UPDATE: Kate did not win either award on the night but she has expressed her happiness with the nominations on her official website.