After the Grammy comes a Brit for Mumford & Sons
Mumford and Sons' odds have tumbled for the Brit Awards after their sensational Grammy win last weekend.
The Group have overtaken early favourites, One Direction, and are currently 4/7 with William Hill to win Best Group. One Direction are 13/8 with Muse 6/1, Mercury winners, Alt-J 16/1 and The XX at 33/1.
"Mumford and Sons produced something of a shock when they picked up their Grammy last weekend but, now, having seen the plunge in their odds it would not be so much of a shock if they were to pick up a Brit Award next week," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Adele is miles ahead of the competition for Best Single at 1/3 with Skyfall, having already won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. James Arthur is the 11/2 second favourite with Olly Murs and Flo Rida 9/1.
The biggest certainty of the evening looks as though it will be Emeli Sande who is 1/9 to bag Best Female.
Best group: 4/7 Mumford and Sons; 13/8 One Direction; 6/1 Muse; 16/1 Alt-J; 33/1 The XX
Best single: 1/3 Adele (Skyfall); 11/2 James Arthur (impossible); 9/1 Olly Murs feat Flo Rida (Troublemaker); 14/1 Labrinth feat Emeli Sande (Beaneath Your Beautiful); 14/1 Robbie Williams (Candy); 16/1 Emeli Sande (Next to me); 33/1 BAR
Best British album: 1/6 Emeli Sande; 4/1 Mumford and Sons; 16/1 Alt-J; 16/1 Paloma Faith; 16/1 Plan B
Best male: 2/5 Ben Howard; 2/1 Calvin Harris; 10/1 Olly Murs; 20/1 Plan B; 50/1 Richard Hawley
Best female: 1/9 Emeli Sande; 6/1 Amy Winehouse; 10/1 Paloma Faith; 20/1 Jessie Ware; 40/1 Bat for Lashes
Best breakthrough act: 4/7 Rita Ora 7/2 Ben Howard; 9/2 Jake Bugg; 10/1 Alt-J; 14/1 Jessie Ware