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Brit Awards 2017: everything you need to know

The nominations, the hosts, how to watch it and where to buy tickets: here's all the essential info about the Brit Awards 2017

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Brit Awards 2016

On February 22 the biggest players in British music will pile into The O2 for the Brit Awards 2017. For major artists and the industry execs who run the show, the Brits are an opportunity to celebrate the UK’s worldbeating music business. For everyone else it’s a chance to see some spectacular live shows, catch up with a few rising stars, and hope for hilarious controversies or #capegate-style wardrobe malfunctions. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Brits.

What time are the Brit Awards on?

You can watch the whole thing live on ITV on February 22 from 8pm, with live red carpet gossip on ITV2. For the first year the Brits will also be broadcast live on YouTube.

Who is performing at the Brit Awards?

Katy Perry will no doubt dazzle with some fantastic costumes during her live show while Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Skepta, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Emeli Sandé and The 1975 will also perform.

Who’s hosting the Brit Awards?

Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis host with Clara Amfo, Laura Jackson and Alice Levine reporting from the red carpet.

Can I go to the Brit Awards?

If you’re prepared to splash out, there are very few, quite pricey, tickets available. Or you could always try and get nominated next year.

Who’s nominated for a Brit Award in 2016?

Here’s the full list. 

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

British Breakthrough Act: Anne-Marie, Blossoms, Rag’n’Bone Man, Skepta, Stormzy

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

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

British Group: The 1975, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Little Mix, Radiohead

British Producer of the Year: Charlie Andrew, Mark Ronson, Mike Crossey, Tom Dalgety.

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

British Album of the Year: 
The 1975 – 'I Like It When You Sleep For You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It' David Bowie – 'Blackstar'
Kano – 'Made In the Manor'
Michael Kiwanuka – 'Love & Hate'
Skepta – 'Konnichiwa'

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

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