Sheeran, Smith and Swift (l to r) will all perform during the ceremony
Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift will share the spotlight at this year’s Brit Awards, which take place at London’s O2 arena later.
The multi million-selling trio will each perform, while Sheeran and Smith go head-to-head for the night’s biggest prize, album of the year.
They also face off in the best British male, best single and best video categories.
TV duo Ant and Dec take over from James Corden to host the ceremony.
See the full list of nominees
After a largely spectacle-free Grammy Awards earlier this month, all eyes will be on the Brits to deliver some eye-popping performances.
The confirmed line-up includes:
The newly-truncated pop group mark their sixth Brit Awards performance by playing new single Let In The Sun.
Their last appearance in 2011 saw the band (then a five-piece) clash with dancers dressed as riot police, while in 2009 they played Greatest Day while descending from the ceiling in a neon spaceship.
Madonna’s matador-themed performance of Living For Love was one of the few Grammy moments with big production values and a sense of occasion.
Will she repeat the routine in London, or use the opportunity to promote Ghosttown – the second single and standout track from her new album, Rebel Heart?
Sam Smith already has one Brit under his belt, having won the critics’ choice award last year. He’ll be hoping to add a few more, so he can balance out the four Grammys he won in LA two weeks ago.
It would be something of a surprise if he didn’t perform Stay With Me, which is …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment