The BRIT Awards have just unveiled their first wave of performers for the U.K’s most exciting night in music.
The first of the world-class lineup include Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel and Stormzy will join the previously-announced BRITs Rising Star winner Celeste to take to The O2 stage in February. All six of these performers are also BRIT Award nominees.
Billie Eilish has been shortlisted in the International Female Solo Artist category, after a phenomenal year where she became the youngest female artist to top the UK Official Charts with her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? She also hit Number 2 in the singles chart with her hit single Bad Guy.
Harry Styles’ sophomore album Fine Line which topped the chart in over 20 countries globally, including a second consecutive two-week top spot debut on the US Billboard 200. His explosive return secured his two BRIT Award nominations; Best Male and Mastercard Album of the Year. Similarly, Stormzy came back with a bang after his sophomore album Heavy Is The Head gathered critical acclaim and also spawned two number one singles; Vossi Bop and Own It featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy. His incredible year earnt him three nominations; Best Male, Song of the Year and Mastercard Album of the Year.
Lewis Capaldi showed his place in the industry in 2019 as his debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent spent six weeks at No 1 in the UK Album Chart and the biggest selling album of 2019. Lewis’ triumph in the industry landed him four nominations; Best Male, Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Mastercard Album of the Year.
Mabel marked her place as one of the biggest pop stars after her summer anthem Don’t Call Me Up, which became the biggest selling single by a UK female artist in 2019. Her debut album High Expectations hit Number 3 in the Official Charts and aided her three nominations for Best Female, Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
Finally, Celeste will take to the stage and BRITs ‘first’, will perform on the main show. She has garnered critical acclaim for her singles including Lately, Father’s Son and Strange. She was named the winner of the BBC Music Sound of 2020 earlier this year also.