The BRIT Awards

The Brit Awards 2017
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Review

Last year, Laura Mvula threatened to boycott the Brits for its lack of diversity, and the whole ceremony was overshadowed by #BritsSoWhite trending on Twitter. This year, it couldn’t be more different.

Soulful singers Lianne La Havas and Nao have received nods alongside Ellie Goulding for best female solo artist, while the men’s category is dominated by grime, garage and jazz from Skepta, Craig David and Michael Kiwanuka.

Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis take the reigns from Ant and Dec as hosts – after Michael Bublé stepped down to care for his son. With performances from Little Mix, the 1975 and Emeli Sandé, #BritsNotSoWhite is set to be a lively night, celebrating talent in all its diversity.

Summary

Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis co-host the 37th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards, staged at London's O2 and featuring performances by Robbie Williams, Emeli Sandé, Little Mix, Skepta, the 1975, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. David Bowie receives two posthumous nominations, for British Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year, with Leonard Cohen receiving his first-ever nomination in the International Male Solo Artist category, also posthumously.

Cast & Crew

Host Dermot O'Leary
Host Emma Willis
Performer Robbie Williams
Performer Emeli Sandé
Performer Little Mix
Performer Skepta
Performer The 1975
Performer Ed Sheeran
Performer Bruno Mars
Director Phil Heyes
Executive Producer Sally Wood
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