The Brit Awards

Grime artist Skepta has already beaten the odds by winning the Mercury Prize back in 2016, with his single 'Shutdown'. The grime artist beat the late #David Bowie to win the prize. He is now the second grime artist ever to win a Mercury since 2003, when Dizzee Rascal won.

Chart toppers Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Bruno Mars and the Legendary Katy Perry are expected to perform at Britain's biggest music event.

The #BRIT awards, also known as the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards, marks the 37th year since it was first introduced. The ceremony is traditionally help at London's 02 Arena,one of Europe's biggest music venues.

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Tonight's ceremony is the most diverse and historical for its recognition of grime, a genre of music which has been lost of the years due to other new music genres, as well as the lack of grime artists in the limelight. It's fair to say that Skepta has changed everything!

The Brit Awards - Nominees

Skepta and girl band Little Mix are tied for the most nominated act of the night, with three votes each. Rapper Stormzy, is rooting for the girls to win an award, saying "they have smashed it. Their new song, Touch, is a banger. I can't lie.

Moving to the other side of the Atlantic, sisters Beyonce and Solange Knowles are both nominated for 'best international female', after releasing albums based on current and important issues such as race and politics.

Other musicians expected to perform at The Brit Awards tonight include Scottish soul singer, Emelie Sande, The 1975 and former 'Take That' member #Robbie Williams who recently received a Brit Icon Award.

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He has won a record total of 18 Brit Awards, both as a solo artist, and as part of his former group 'Take That'.

Musician Robbie Williams said in an honouring speech "The Brit Awards are very special to me, and I'm humbled to be receiving the 18th of my career next month".

Tune in to ITV tonight at 7.30pm, for a star-studded and unmissable ceremony, hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis.

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