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The Brit Awards 2016

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Summary

Ant and Dec host the star-studded ceremony from London's O2, after presenting the show last year, with the winners of this year's awards being announced. This 36th edition features performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Adele, Coldplay, Little Mix, Justin Bieber, James Bay and Rihanna. Adele leads the pack with four nominations, and will be battling it out for the coveted Album of the Year award alongside Coldplay, Florence + the Machine, James Bay and Jamie XX.

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Review

The shadow of David Bowie will hang heavy over the O2 arena in London as the cream, or skimmed milk, depending on your viewpoint, of British rock and pop music gets together for its annual party.

There will be a tribute to Bowie, who died in January aged 69. The form this will take is not confirmed, but there are suggestions that everyone from Noel Gallagher to Bono will take part.

The main business of the ceremony, though, the actual winning of awards, looks like it will be dominated by the ubiquitous Adele, who’ll also be performing. She has four nominations, including Best British album for 25, a world-conquering piece of melodrama that’s sold in astonishing numbers – two million copies in its first month of release in the UK alone.

Ant and Dec host, with an audience that will doubtless explode with delight at performances from Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Coldplay.

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Cast

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PresenterAnt McPartlin
PresenterDec Donnelly
PerformerAdele
PerformerColdplay
PerformerLittle Mix
PerformerJustin Bieber
PerformerJames Bay
PerformerRihanna

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DirectorLiz Clare
Executive producerSally Wood

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