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Brit Awards 2016

February 24, 2016

Tonight stars of the British music industry and beyond will be flocking to London’s O2 Arena for the Brit Awards with Mastercard 2016. Audiences can expect to see awesome performances from Adele, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Rihanna, Little Mix and more on the night. There will also be a special tribute to legend David Bowie involving Kate Moss among others. Scottish designer Pam Hogg has created unique statues for the trophies this year, and she’s no stranger to the music business herself, having had her work showcased by superstars Kylie Minogue, Debbie Harry and even Lady Gaga (one of her less extreme outfits!).

While last year’s events swept the world with a certain wardrobe malfunction from Madonna, the Brit Awards is full of musical performances to be remembered and we’re sure that this year will be no different. The most memorable performance in Brits history as voted for by fans was handed to the Spice Girls in 1997 where they performed a mash-up of their hits Wannabe and Who Do You Think You Are. Rumours have of course been floating around since the New Year regarding their reunion tour but not quite sure they’re ready for a surprise comeback performance tonight. Turning to the awards themselves, it’s a huge night for Coldplay as a win tonight for either Best British Group or Mastercard British Album of the Year will mark their place as the most successful band ever at the Brits, as this would give them a total of 9 or 10 (Take That currently have 8 too!).

We’re all about concerts here at ActivityBreaks.com, so if you catch one of the performances tonight and need to see that act live – get in touch to see if we can help! We currently have Justin Bieber tickets and hotel packages to see the International Male Solo Artist nominee live in Bologna. Do you think he’ll come away with the trophy tonight? We’re pretty convinced given how his latest album has seeped into pop culture with 17 tracks sitting in the US Billboard Hot 100 at one time last December!

Alternatively, a lot of murmurs have been heard regarding Rihanna’s scheduled performance tonight. Firstly because of her cancellation of her Grammy performance and a handful of tour dates to recover from bronchitis. Will she perform tonight? We think so! With the popularity of her latest track with Drake, she’ll want to use this to regain the public’s trust in the UK after two tour dates have been rescheduled. As well as this, producers are said to have asked her to watch her language in a move that is sure to be based around Kanye West’s 2015 performance which was almost entirely beeped out! If you missed out on tickets for her UK & Ireland dates then why not consider seeing her at the awesome San Siro Stadium in Milan in July?

We have concert breaks available for a number of acts who’ve made appearances at the Brit Awards in the past. Here’s a short summary of their nominations and wins!

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 1 nomination for International Group 2014.

5 Seconds of Summer – 1 nomination for International Group 2015.

Muse – 2 wins for Best Live Act 2005 & 2007, 10 nominations for Best Rock Act, British Group and British Album from 2004-2013.

Rihanna – 2 wins for International Female Solo Artist 2011 & 2012, 4 nominations for International Female Solo Artist & British Single of the Year (with Coldplay!).

Beyoncé – 1 win for Best International Female Solo Artist 2004, 6 nominations for Best International Album, Best International Female Solo Artist & British Video (with Naughty Boy).

The Cure – 2 wins for Best British Group 1991 & Best Video 1989.

Justin Bieber – 1 win for International Breakthrough Act 2011, 1 nomination for International Male Solo Artist.

So we’ve had a look at the nominations for 2016, and here are two of our team’s thoughts on who’s going to win! Do you agree?

British Male Solo Artist

*Aphex Twin

*Calvin Harris

*James Bay (M)

*Jamie XX

*Mark Ronson (S)

British Female Solo Artist

*Adele (M) (S)

*Amy Winehouse

*Florence + The Machine

*Jess Glynne

*Laura Marling

British Group

*Blur

*Coldplay

*Foals

*One Direction (S)

*Years & Years (M)

British Producer of the Year

*Charlie Andrew

*Mark Ronson (S)

*Mike Crossey

*Tom Dalgety (M)

British Breakthough Act (Fan Vote)

*Catfish and the Bottlemen

*James Bay (S)

*Jess Glynne (M)

*Wolf Alice

*Years & Years

Mastercard British Album of the Year

*Adele – 25 (S)

*Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams (M)

*Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

*James Bay – Chaos and the Calm

*Jamie XX – In Colour

British Single of the Year

*Adele – Hello

*Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love

*Ed Sheeran & Rudimental – Bloodstream (M)

*Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (S)

*James Bay – Hold Back the River

*Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand

*Little Mix – Black Magic

*Olly Murs feat. Demi Lovato – Up

*Philip George – Wish You Were Mine

*Years & Years – King

British Artist Video of the Year (Fan Vote)

*Adele – Hello

*Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love

*Ed Sheeran – Photograph (M)

*Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

*Jessie J – Flashlight

*Little Mix – Black Magic

*Naughty Boy feat. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin

*One Direction – Drag Me Down (S)

*Sam Smith – Writing’s On the Wall

*Years & Years – King

International Group

*Alabama Shakes

*Eagles of Death Metal (S) (M)

*Major Lazer

*Tame Impala

*U2

International Male Solo Artist

*Drake

*Father John Misty

*Justin Bieber (S)

*Kendrick Lamar

*The Weeknd (M)

International Female Solo Artist

*Ariana Grande (S)

*Björk

*Country Barnett

*Lana Del Rey (M)

*Meghan Trainor

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