Brits 2019 LIVE – latest updates as the stars get ready for their Red Carpet appearances

Brits 2019 LIVE - latest updates as the stars get ready for their Red Carpet appearances

MUSIC’s biggest stars are getting ready to head to London’s O2 Arena for the 39th Brit Awards.
Viewers tuning in to the Brits on ITV from 8pm will enjoy performances from The Greatest Showman star Hugh Jackman alongside popstars Little Mix, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, The 1975 and Sam Smith.
Jack Whitehall will bring the laughs as the comedian hosts the awards for the second year running.
It is thought the comic will join Jackman onstage for his Greatest-showman themed performance that will open the ceremony.
“He is singing live with 150 dancers, I’ve seen the rehearsal and it’s going to be utterly spectacular,” the comedian told Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio breakfast show.
Last year, Whitehall opened the show by rapping Man’s Not Hot alongside Big Shaq.
Meanwhile, it’s all about girl power tonight as female artists dominate the nominations.
Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa lead the way with four nominations each, including nominations for best single.
And there are more women than men up for the biggest prize, album of the year, for only the second time in Brits history.
Florence + the Machine are nominated for for High as Hope, Jorja Smith for Lost and Found and Anne-Marie for Speak Your Mind.
George Ezra is also up for best album for Staying at Tamara’s and is joined by The 1975 for A Brief Enquiry into Online Relationships.
Also entertaining viewers will be some one-off collaborations.
This year Calvin Harris will be joined onstage by Dua Lipa, Rag’n’Bone Man and Sam Smith.
Flame-haired songstress Jess Glynn will sing with H.E.R. and Little Mix will perform alongside rapper Ms Banks.
The 1975, George Ezra, Jorja Smith and Pink are also confirmed to perform.
Pink has already been announced as the winner of this year’s outstanding contribution to music award.
Pink is the first international musician to receive the award and follows the likes of Elton John, the Spice Girls and the late David Bowie in collecting the honour.
The award has not been presented at the BRITs since 2012, when Blur won it.
“I am so honoured to be recognised with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at the 2019 BRITs!” Pink said in a statement.
“Since the beginning of my career the British fans have been some of the most fierce and loyal in the world. I am humbled to receive this honour and be in the company of an illustrious group of British icons!


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