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Adele and Lady Gaga to fight it out at Echo Awards

Adele, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars are among the stars battling it out for top prizes at Germany's upcoming Echo Awards.

Adele and Gaga will go head to head against late soul star Amy Winehouse, Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald and French sensation Zaz for the Best International Female crown, while Mars is up against Chris de Burgh, James Morrison, Lenny Kravitz and Belgian star Milow for the Best International Male trophy.

Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Superheavy are among the bands nominated in the Best International Group category at the annual prizegiving, which recognises the year's most successful music acts.

Lana Del Rey is scheduled to perform live at the event, to be held in Berlin on 22 March (12).