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Adele tipped to win big at Brit Awards

Adele is tipped to take the trophies for best British female and album of the year at the Brit Awards tonight. Follow all the live updates from the Red Carpet to the awards below:

Singer Adele is set to dominate the awards as her record-breaking single Hello is also up for best British single and video of the year.

She will also perform at the star-studded show at the O2 Arena and will be hoping to avoid any technical glitches after her "embarrassing" Grammy Awards performance left her in tears earlier this month.

Rihanna is due to take to the stage but there are fears she could cancel her performance after pulling out of her Grammy Awards show because of a bad case of bronchitus.

Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, James Bay, Little Mix and Coldplay are also on the bill.

With two nominations in best album and band, Coldplay led by Chris Martin, could make Brits history by getting the most ever wins.

The band has won the best British group award in 2012, 2003 and 2001 and will break the record for most wins in the category if they are successful again this year.

The ceremony will be presented by Ant and Dec and will feature a tribute to Davide Bowie, who died last month.

Brits Chairman Max Lousada said: "David Bowie was one of the most important and influential songwriters and performers ever and, like so many fans around the world, we’re devastated to hear of his loss.

A visionary and ground-breaking pioneer, he has inspired generations of musicians and will continue to shape music for many years to come.

Naturally, we wish to honour his extraordinary life and work at the forthcoming BRIT Awards and pay a fitting tribute to one of our greatest icons."

The ceremony will be shown on UTV from 8pm.

Full nominations

British Male Solo Artist:

Aphex Twin

Calvin Harris

James Bay

Jamie XX

​Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist:


Amy Winehouse

Florence & the Machine

Jess Glynne

Laura Marling

British Group:




One Direction

Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act:

Catfish & the Bottlemen

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years

Critics' Choice:

Jack Garratt

Izzy Bizu


British Single:

Adele, "Hello"

Calvin Harris & Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love"

Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, "Bloodstream"

Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"

James Bay, "Hold Back the River"

Jess Glynne, "Hold My Hand"

Little Mix, "Black Magic

Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato, "Up"

Philip George, "Wish You Were Mine"

Years & Years, "King"

MasterCard British Album of the Year:

Adele, 25

Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams

Florence & the Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful

James Bay, Chaos & the Calm

Jamie XX, In Colour

British Producer of the Year:

Charlie Andrew

Mark Ronson

Mike Crossey

Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year:

Adele, "Hello"

Calvin Harris & Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love"

Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"

Jessie J, "Flashlight"

Little Mix, "Black Magic"

Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, "Runnin (Lose It All)"

One Direction, "Drag Me Down"

Sam Smith, "Writing's on the Wall"

Years & Years, "King"

International Male Solo Artist:


Father John Misty

Justin Bieber

Kendrick Lamar

The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist:

Ariana Grande


Courtney Barnett

Lana Del Rey

Meghan Trainor

International Group:

Alabama Shakes

Eagles of Death Metal

Major Lazer

Tame Impala


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