Beyonce, Rihanna And Lady Gaga For International Female At BRIT Awards 2012

The 'We Found Love' singer is up against the Destiny's Child singer and the 'Born This Way' star in the hotly contested category at next months BRITs.

Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga are all nominated for Best International Female at next month's BRIT Awards in London.

Bjork and Feist round-off the International Female Solo Artist shortlist for what looks set to be one of the most hotly contested categories at the ceremony at the O2 Arena on 21st February.

Beyonce's nod comes just days after the star gave birth to her first child, a baby girl called Blue Ivy Carter.

Rihanna and Lady Gaga have both enjoyed an incredible 12 months, which saw them both release new albums – 'Talk That Talk' and 'Born This Way' – and embark on huge world tours.

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

Check out the full BRIT Awards 2012 nominations list, which includes the likes of Rihanna, Jessie J, Example and Coldplay.

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

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.

The nominees for International Female Solo Artist are:

Rihanna
Lady Gaga
Feist
Bjork
Beyonce