All You Need To Know Ahead Of The BRIT Awards

All You Need To Know Ahead Of The BRIT Awards
Sean Reidy
Sean Reidy

22 Feb 2017

They're the biggest award show this side of the Atlantic and tonight the Brit Awards take place at the O2 in London, hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis.

In the past it's produced some of the most unforgettable moments in music history, like Geri Halliwell coming out wearing a Union Jack dress, Adele breaking down while singing 'Someone Like You' and how could we forget when Liam Gallagher threw his award into crowd.

Let's hope this evening show produces more moments like this. Here is all the details you need to know ahead of the 2017 Brit Awards.

NOMINEES

British Male Solo Artist
Kano
David Bowie
Craig David
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta

British Female Solo Artist
Ellie Goulding
Anohni
Emeli Sandé
Lianne La Havas
Nao

British Group
The 1975
Bastille
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
Radiohead

International Group
A Tribe Called Quest
Drake and Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Twenty One Pilots

British Breakthrough Act
Anne-Marie
Blossoms
Rag'n'Bone Man
Skepta
Stormzy

Critics' Choice Award - (presented by Emeli Sandé)
Rag'n'Bone Man
Anne-Marie
Dua Lipa

MasterCard British Album of the Year
The 1975 - Like It When You Sleep
David Bowie - Blackstar
Kano - Made in the Manor
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Skepta - Konnichiwa

British Single of the Year
Alan Walker – "Faded"
Calum Scott - "Dancing On My Own"
Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna – "This Is What You Came For"
Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – "Rockabye"
Coldplay – "Hymn for the Weekend"
James Arthur – "Say You Won't Let Go"
Jonas Blue featuring Dakota – "Fast Car"
Little Mix – "Shout Out to My Ex"
Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson – "Girls Like"
ZAYN – "Pillowtalk"

International Male Solo Artist
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
Drake
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist
Beyoncé
Christine and the Queens
Rihanna
Sia
Solange

British Video
Adele – "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"
Coldplay – "Hymn for the Weekend"
James Arthur – "Say You Won't Let Go"
Little Mix featuring Sean Paul – "Hair"
One Direction – "History"
ZAYN – "Pillowtalk"
Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – "Rockabye"
Jonas Blue featuring Dakota – "Fast Car"
Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna – "This Is What You Came For"
Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson – "Girls Like"

BRITs Icon Award
Robbie Williams

PERFORMERS

The 1975 - They've just dropped a new song today called 'By Your Side' and are expected to perform it.

Emeli Sandé - She will belt out a track from her number 1 album, released before Christmas

Little Mix - 'Touch'

Robbie Williams - He's receiving the lifetime achievement award, as will perform some of his biggest singles.

Bruno Mars - 'That's What I Like'

Skepta - Konnichiwa

Ed Sheeran - There's reports going around today that Ed will be joined on stage by a special guest. Read more about that here and that he'll sing a brand new song from his album 'Divide'

Katy Perry - She dropped her new single 'Chained to the Rhythm' last week and has confirmed she'll perform it tonight.

You can catch the show in full from 7:30PM on ITV/UTV and on their official YouTube channel.

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