Brit Awards Top Five Moments To Look Out For


With Rihanna”s unpredictable scheduling of late and Kanye West”s out-of-control swearing, here are the top five moments to look out for at tonight”s Brit Awards.

:: Adele is likely to clean up.

The 27-year-old is nominated in four categories, including Best Female Solo Artist and British Album Of The Year, as well as the chance to win a fifth with the Global Success Award.

Adele”s latest album 25 is at the top of the UK and US charts and has broken records in both countries.

:: The late David Bowie is to be remembered with a special tribute.

David Bowie

Reports suggest this will come in the shape of an all-star line-up to close the show at London’s O2 Arena.

:: Rihanna is set to perform at the ceremony but her appearance has been thrown into doubt after a series of cancellations by the Bajan singer.

Her Anti World Tour was delayed by two weeks due to “production problems” and now two of her UK stadium dates have been cancelled over “logistical reasons”.

Rihanna also backed out of the Grammy Awards last week due to a bout of bronchitis.

:: Last year Kanye West swore so much during his performance at the Brit Awards that ITV”s bleep machine went into meltdown.

This year, according to reports, it has been made clear to performers by officials that they need to watch their Ps and Qs.

:: #Britssowhite. Soul singer Laura Mvula has revealed she will not be attending the Brits because of “the diversity issue”.

British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula

The 29-year-old said in an interview black children were growing up feeling they were not acknowledged in society, in media and in mainstream music. 

Coverage of the UK music scene”s biggest night of the year starts live from the O2 on Sky News from 4pm. 

Here is the full list of nominees:

:: British male solo artist:

Aphex TwinCalvin Harris

James Bay

Jamie xx

Mark Ronson

:: British female solo artist


Amy Winehouse

Florence + The Machine

Jess Glynne

Laura Marling

:: British group




One Direction

Years & Years

Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, performs with the band during the half-time show at the NFL

:: British breakthrough act

Catfish And The Bottlemen

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years

:: British single

Adele: Hello

Calvin Harris and Disciples: How Deep Is Your Love

Ed Sheeran and Rudimental: Bloodstream

Ellie Goulding: Love Me Like You Do

James Bay: Hold Back The River

Jess Glynne: Hold My Hand

Little Mix: Black Magic

Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato: Up

Philip George: Wish You Were Mine

Years & Years: King

:: MasterCard British album of the year:

Adele: 25

Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams

Florence + The Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

James Bay: Chaos And The Calm

Jamie xx: In Colour

British singer Bay performs during the MTV EMA awards at the Assago forum in Milan

:: British producer of the year

Charlie Andrew

Mark Ronson

Mike Crossey

Tom Dalgety

:: British artist video of the year

Adele: Hello

Calvin Harris and Disciples: How Deep Is Your Love

Ed Sheeran: Photograph

Ellie Goulding: Love Me Like You Do

Jessie J: Flashlight

Little Mix: Black Magic

Naughty Boy featuring Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin: Runnin (Lose It All)

One Direction: Drag Me Down

Sam Smith: Writing”s On The Wall

Years & Years: King

Sam Smith Writing

:: International male solo artist:


Father John Misty

Justin Bieber

Kendrick Lamar

The Weeknd

:: International female solo artist

Ariana Grande


Courtney Barnett

Lana Del Rey

Meghan Trainor

Icelandic singer Bjork performs during a concert at the Kings Theater in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

:: International group

Alabama Shakes

Eagles Of Death Metal

Major Lazer

Tame Impala