Everything you need to know about The Brits 2017

Ed Sheeran is performing at The Brit Awards 2017. Picture PAUL BAYFIELD

Ed Sheeran is performing at The Brit Awards 2017. Picture PAUL BAYFIELD - Credit: Archant

The Brit Awards 2017 take place tonight with David Bowie up for two posthumous awards, while Little Mix and Skepta are leading the way with three nods apiece. Here is everything you need to know about the biggest night in British music.

Who is presenting the show?

The X Factor's Dermot O'Leary will host the star-studded event, which kicks off at 7.30pm and is live on ITV, replacing Michael Bublé who pulled out following his son's tragic cancer diagnosis.

He will be joined by The Voice and Big Brother host Emma Willis.

Who is performing?


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Suffolk-singer Ed Sheeran continues his comeback and will be appearing on The Brit Awards stage for the third time, while Robbie Williams, Little Mix and Emeli Sandé will also be performing.

They will be joined by Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, The 1975 and Skepta.

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Who is nominated?

The nominations in full are as follows:

British Male Solo Artist

Craig David

David Bowie

Michael Kiwanuka

Skepta

Kano

British Female Solo Artist

Anohni

Ellie Goulding

Emeli Sande

Lianne La Havas

Nao

British Group

The 1975

Bastille

Biffy Clyro

Little Mix

Radiohead

British Breakthrough Act

Anne-Marie

Blossoms

Rag'n'Bone Man

Skepta

Stormzy

British Single

Alan Walker - Faded

Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna - This Is What You Came For

Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie - Rockabye

Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend

James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

Jonas Blue ft. Dakota - Fast Car

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex

Tinie Tempah ft. Zara Larsson - Girls Like

Zayn - Pillowtalk

MasterCard British Album Of The Year

The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

David Bowie - Blackstar

Kano - Made In The Manor

Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

Skepta - Konnichiwa

British Artist Video Of The Year

Adele - Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna - This Is What You Came For

Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie - Rockabye

James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

Jonas Blue ft. Dakota - Fast Car

Little Mix ft. Sean Paul - Hair

One Direction - History

Tinie Tempah ft. Zara Larsson - Girls Like

Zayn - Pillowtalk

International Male Solo Artist

Bon Iver

Bruno Mars

Drake

Leonard Cohen

The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist

Beyonce

Christine And The Queens

Rihanna

Sia

Solange

International Group

A Tribe Called Quest

Drake & Future

Kings Of Leon

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Twenty One Pilots

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