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Brit Awards 2014

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Review

James Corden is on hosting duties for the final time at the music awards ceremony that unashamedly celebrates commercial success and global clout.

Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and Ellie Goulding are likely to be making headlines. The Monkeys are performing live before, the smart money says, picking up the big awards for best British group and best British album. Their fifth record AM will, if it wins, nudge aside The Next Day, Bowie's sudden renaissance. Dave will of course be devastated, but perhaps he'll be consoled by winning best British male, a category that slightly absurdly chucks Bowie in with young verse-slingers Jake Bugg, John Newman and Tom Odell.

Ellie Goulding, who also sings for the industry bigwigs at London's O2 arena, is fairly certain to take home the best British female statuette. Among the other performers: Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Katy Perry and Best British Breakthrough Act favourites Bastille.

Summary

James Corden hosts the star-studded music ceremony live from London's O2, featuring performances by Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Rudimental, Bruno Mars, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Lorde, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. Bastille and Disclosure lead the way with four nominations each, while David Bowie is in the running for British Male Solo Artist and the coveted Album of the Year, 30 years after winning his first Brit. Jessie J, Jake Bugg, James Blake, Daft Punk, Haim, Drake, Laura Mvula, Tom Odell, London Grammar, Janelle Monae and One Direction are among those also hoping to take home a prized statuette, while viewers have the chance to vote for the winner of this year's new category, Best British Video.

Cast & Crew

Host James Corden
Performer Arctic Monkeys
Performer Bastille
Performer Rudimental
Performer Bruno Mars
Performer Pharrell Williams
Performer Disclosure
Performer Ellie Goulding
Performer Lorde
Performer Katy Perry
Director Phil Heyes
Executive Producer Suzi Aplin
Producer Craig Gledhill
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