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BRIT Awards 2022: Ceremony time, host, performers and nominations

All you need to know about the 2022 BRIT Awards!

Published: Monday, 20th December 2021 at 5:51 pm

The BRIT Awards are almost upon us!


With a 2022 date confirmed for the BRIT Awards, the stars of the music world will be pinning their hopes on picking up one of the coveted BRITs trophies.

A host of new changes for next year’s ceremony have been announced, including some new faces on presenting duties and two new awards.

The BRIT Awards have become the latest award ceremony to scrap male and female categories, meaning that, for the 2022 ceremony, a new award, Artist of the Year, will replace the British male and female solo artist categories, while International Artist of the Year will also replace the international solo awards.

And nominations for The BRIT Awards 2022 have now been announced, with Adele, Dave, Ed Sheeran and little Simz leading the way with four nominations each. They’re followed by Sam Fender and Central Cee, who have three nominations apiece.

The winners will be announced at the hotly-anticipated ceremony in 2022. In the meantime, here's all you need to know about the BRIT Awards 2022, including when it is on and who will be hosting, read on for all the details!

When is the BRIT Awards 2022 on?

We do not have long to wait for the BRIT Awards 2022 - only a few weeks. The ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday 8th February 2022 so we will soon learn who all the award winners will be for the latest event in the long-running music awards show.

How to watch the BRIT Awards

As is the case every year, the BRIT Awards 2022 will air on ITV, and you will be able to catch up on all the action if you miss it on the ITV Hub.

Who is the host of the BRIT Awards 2022?

Mo Gilligan The Masked Singer

Jack Whitehall has stepped down from hosting duties, but the show is in safe hands with its new presenter - Mo Gilligan! Mo has been seen in many places lately, from The Masked Singer to the one-off reboot of The Big Breakfast on Channel 4, so he should be the perfect fit for the BRITs.

Clara Amfo and Maya Jama will also be on hand for presenting duties on the night.

Mo said on hosting the event: “It’s an absolute privilege to host the 2022 BRIT Awards. I’m truly honoured to be asked. We’re already in the extensive planning stages and all I can say is, I promise we’re going to give it all we’ve got to create an incredible night for music fans everywhere. Let’s go!”

“It is such an honour and pleasure to be part of the BRITs presenting team for 2022," added Clara. "The spirit of celebration from the artists to the viewers is really special and I’m so excited for everyone to see more memories being made on the red carpet and stage in February!”

Maya added: “I am so excited to be back on presenting duties for the BRITs 2022! I remember watching the show growing up and still can’t quite believe I get to be a part of it. The BRITs Are Coming TV special on ITV has always been one of my favourite shows, it’s such a big celebration, everyone is on top form and I love seeing so many of my favourite people within the music industry come together for such an incredible night.”

What are the new genre awards for the BRIT Awards 2022?

Four new genre awards have been announced and they are:

  • Alternative/Rock Act
  • Hip-Hop/Grime/Rap Act
  • Dance Act
  • Pop/R’n’B Act

And not only that, but the awards are going gender-neutral this year with Female and Male categories gone and replaced by Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year.

BRIT Awards 2022 nominations: the full list of nominees

The nominations for the BRIT Awards 2022 were announced in a ceremony hosted by Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo and presenter Maya Jama on 18th December 2021 on ITV. Here's the full list of nominees:

Album of the year

  • Adele - 30
  • Dave - We're All Alone In This Together
  • Ed Sheeran - =
  • Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
  • Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Dave
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Little Simz
  • Sam Fender

Best group

  • Coldplay
  • D-Block Europe
  • Little Mix
  • London Grammar
  • Wolf Alice

Song of the Year

  • A1 & J1 - Latest Trends
  • Adele - Easy On Me
  • Anne-Marie, KSI & Digital Farm Animals - Don't Play
  • Becky Hill & David Guetta - Remember
  • Central Cee - Obsessed With You
  • Dave ft Stormzy - Clash
  • Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)
  • Glass Animals - Heat Waves
  • Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta - Bed
  • KSI - Holiday
  • Nathan & 220Kid & Billen Ted - Wellerman
  • Riton, Nightcrawlers & Mufasa - Friday
  • Tion Wayne & Russ Millions - Body
  • Tom Grennan - Little Bit Of Love

Best new artist

  • Central Cee
  • Griff
  • Joy Crookes
  • Little Simz
  • Self Esteem

Best international artist

  • Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

Best international group

  • ABBA
  • BTS
  • Maneskin
  • Silk Sonic
  • War On Drugs

Best international song

  • ATB / Topic / A7S - Your Love (9PM)
  • Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
  • Ckay - Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)
  • Doja Cat ft SZA - Kiss Me More
  • Drake ft Lil Baby - Girls Want Girls
  • Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix - Heartbreak Anthem
  • Jonasu - Black Magic
  • Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber - Stay
  • Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
  • Lil TJ & 6lack - Calling My Phone
  • Maneskin - I Wanna Be Your Slave
  • Olivia Rodrigo - Good 4U
  • Polo G - Rapstar
  • Tiesto - The Business
  • The Weeknd - Save Your Tears

Brits Rising Star

  • Holly Humberstone - Winner
  • Bree Runway
  • Lola Young

Best dance

  • Becky Hill
  • Calvin Harris
  • Fred Again
  • Joel Corry
  • Raye

Best rock/alternative

  • Coldplay
  • Glass Animals
  • Sam Fender
  • Tom Grennan
  • Wolf Alice

Best pop/R&B

  • Adele
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Griff
  • Joy Crookes

Best hip-hop/grime/rap

  • AJ Tracey
  • Central Cee
  • Dave
  • Ghetts
  • Little Simz

The BRIT Awards 2022 Rising Star nominees

The Brit Awards 2022 has announced the shortlist for its annual Rising Star prize, with the winner set to be announced on 10th December 2021.

London popstar Bree Runway, Lincolnshire songwriter Holly Humberstone and London balladeer Lola Young are the hotly-tipped musicians in the running to scoop the award.

The nominees will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous winners such as Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding.

Reacting to the news, Runway, 29, said: “I feel so honoured to be recognised by the BRITs in this way, it’s all so exciting especially as previous nominees have gone on to do such amazing things. I hope I’m struck by that same luck.

“Attending the BRITs alone has been something I’ve wanted to do for years, but attending as a Rising Star nominee is a DREAM.”

Humberstone said: “Music has always been my entire life, and being nominated for such a prestigious award really means everything to me. Recognition from the BRITs is something I am struggling to comprehend at the moment! It’s truly an honour to be nominated for the BRITs Rising Star Award alongside two other incredibly inspiring female artists.”

Young added: “I can’t believe I’ve been nominated for this award. It feels surreal and completely unexpected. I actually have to pinch myself looking at the other artists that have been nominated previously. It is such a big step for me and I feel very excited to have been nominated!”

Who’ll be performing at the BRIT Awards 2022?

There were some big names in attendance for 2021 with the likes of Taylor Swift and Coldplay taking to the stage - and we imagine the stage will be filled with just as many stars for 2022.

But as for who they will be, that is currently under wraps and we likely won't find out any more on that until far closer to the time. As soon as the names are released, we will update this page so you remain fully clued up on all things BRITs!

Can I get tickets for the BRIT Awards 2022?

Yes - just not yet. Tickets for the public are said to be going on sale soon though but, as ever with the BRITs, you will want to get in there quick as they do not stay on sale for long - it's a popular night to be at!


The BRIT Awards will air on ITV1 in 2022. Visit our Entertainment hub for more news and features, or find something to watch with our TV Guide


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