Professor Green Happy After "Finally" Receiving BRIT Awards 2012 Nomination

The 'Read All About It Star' is pleased to be heading to next months BRITs for the first time as a nominee.

Professor Green has confessed he is glad to have finally received a BRIT Awards nomination after he picks up the nod for British Male Solo Aritst at the upcoming 2012 ceremony.

The 'At Your Inconvenience' star has been a guest at the awards three times before and admitted it was a relief to pick up a nomination at the launch party in London last night (12th January).

He told Capital FM: "First nomination - finally. It's cool and a massive recognition. You know I've been to the BRITs three times before and this is my first nomination and it will be my fourth BRITs so it's nice to finally land it."

The singer was also happy to be named in the same category as good friend Ed Sheeran and former Oasis star Noel Gallagher.

"What a category to be in and what people to be surrounded by. Ed's had the most incredible year and Noel Gallagher is Noel Gallagher so I'm just happy to be nominated," he admitted.

The remaining artists in the British Male Solo Artist category are James Blake and James Morrison.

Listen to Professor Green talking to our Showbiz Reporter Kevin Hughes below.

Professor Green talks about BRITs Awards 2012 nomination

Voting for all of the categories at this year's BRIT Awards has now opened, including the British Single award, which is voted for by listeners of Capital FM.

Each listener who casts a vote for British Single will be entered into a competition to win a pair of tickets to this year's ceremony.

Find out more details, including the latest news, photos and interviews, about this year's ceremony, as well as a round-up of all the nominees, in our BRIT Awards area.

The ceremony for this year's BRIT Awards will take place at London's O2 Arena on 21st February.