Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 BRIT Awards

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The BRIT Awards, which are often just called “The BRITs”, are an annual pop music award show, run by the British Phonographic Industry. The award is an acronym for “British Record Industry Trusts Show”, and there is a similar awards show for classical music, entitled the Classic BRIT Awards.

The BRIT Awards are going to be held on February 21st 2018, and will be returning to The O2 London for the 8th year in a row. During the ceremony, BRIT Awards trophies will be presented to winning bands and artists in various categories.

You can watch the event live on ITV from 6 pm ITV on February 21


Although, one particular scandal has gripped music fans, as Sam Smith hasn’t received a single nomination. The top two nominees are Ed Sheeran, who has spent the last year consistently topping the charts and battling with other artists for number 1 slots, and Dua Lipa, who is the only artist to beat him in nominations, gaining 5 thanks to her incredible album.

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All the celebrities attending next week’s event will also be wearing a white rose pin in support of the #TimesUp campaign. This campaign is in aid of the recent high profile sexual misconduct revelations in the entertainment industry.

The nominees are as follows:

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Loyle Carner
  • Rag ’n’ Bone Man
  • Stormzy
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
  • Dua Lipa
  • Jessie Ware
  • Kate Tempest
  • Laura Marling
  • Paloma Faith
BRITISH GROUP
  • Gorillaz
  • London Grammar
  • Royal Blood
  • Wolf Alice
  • The xx
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
  • Dave
  • Dua Lipa
  • J Hus
  • Loyle Carner
  • Sampha
BRITISH SINGLE
  • Feels – Calvin Harris
  • Symphony – Clean Bandit
  • New Rules – Dua Lipa
  • Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
  • Did You See – J Hus
  • You Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones
  • Mama – Jonas Blue
  • Strip That Down – Liam Payne
  • Touch – Little Mix
  • Human – Rag ’n’ Bone Man
BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
  • Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
  • Divide – Ed Sheeran
  • Common Sense – J Hus
  • Human – Rag ’n’ Bone Man
  • Gang Signs & Prayer – Stormzy
BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
  • Ciao Adios – Anne Marie
  • New Rules– Dua Lipa
  • Feels – Calvin Harris
  • Symphony – Clean Bandit
  • Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
  • Sign Of The Times – Harry Styles
  • Mama – Jonas Blue
  • Strip That Down – Liam Payne
  • Touch – Little Mix
  • I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – Zayn and Taylor Swift
INTERNATIONAL MALE
  • Beck
  • Childish Gambino
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE
  • Alicia Keys
  • Bjork
  • Lorde
  • Pink
  • Taylor Swift
INTERNATIONAL GROUP
  • Arcade Fire
  • Foo Fighters
  • HAIM
  • The Killers
  • LCD Soundsystem


This year’s BRIT Awards host is comedian and actor Jack Whitehall, so the awards are looking like they’re going to be an amusing night, full of quips.

There are several artists performing at the BRIT Awards, though, surprisingly, the headline act will be Justin Timberlake. Other performers include Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Stormzy, among others. Dua Lipa is set to join the stage on the night, as well, making the 2018 BRIT Awards a truly spectacular event.