Plan B plans BRITs "tricks"

The countdown's on to the BRITs nominations and Plan B is just one artist waiting to hear if he's in with a chance of winning one of the new-look statues.

It's been a great 12 months for the rapper with his second studio album The Defamation of Strickland Banks going straight into the UK album chart at No 1 and the single "She Said" released in March 2010 was his most successful to date.

Nominations for all the categories will revealed this Thursday evening (January 13) at the O2 Indigo but Plan B is already assured of his place at the big night as he's performing.

Last month organisers announced Plan B and Take That as the first two acts who take to the stage at the O2, the new venue for the BRITs.

Plan B's been talking to Kevin Hughes about winning a BRIT and performing at the BRITs

Listen to Kevin talking to Plan B