Having sold a staggering 163,000 tickets in 24 hours to their June 6 & 7 stand at Wembley Stadium, the Foo Fighters have now been nominated for the two top international categories of the 2008 BRIT Awards: Best International Album and Best International Group. The nominations were announced today at London’s Roundhouse.

The BRIT-nominated Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, is the band’s sixth studio album. It was released September 25, 2007, and entered the UK chart at #1 with the biggest first week sales by an international artist in 2007 and the biggest first week sales in the history of iTunes UK.

The nominees in both categories are:

International Group:

Foo Fighters

Kings Of Leon


Arcade Fire

White Stripes

International Album:

Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

Kings Of Leon: Because Of The Times

The Eagles: Long Road Out Of Eden

Arcade Fire: Neon Bible

Kylie Minogue: X

The 2008 BRITs will be broadcast live on ITV 1 from Earl’s Court on February 20th.