Brit Awards 2017: Nominations, winner predictions and star-studded performers

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Award winners: Adele with her gongs at the 2016 ceremony: Ian West/PA

The biggest names in British music will be honoured at the 2017 BRIT Awards tonight.

A host of musical talent will descend on London's O2 Arena to walk the red carpet and see who will take home the iconic trophies.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it?

The annual event will take place at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday, February 22.

The red carpet will kick start the proceedings before the ceremony – which will be aired live on ITV at 7:30 pm.

The stars will then head off to a host of after-parties including Universal, Warner and Sony.

Who is hosting?

Emma Willis and Dermot O’Leary will play host at this year’s ceremony after Michael Bublé was forced to step down after his three year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. Willis said she hopes to do Bublé “proud” while O’Leary said it was an “honour” to step in.

Hosts with the most: Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis (John Marshall - jmenternational.com)

Who is performing?

US pop superstar Katy Perry is the biggest name on this year's bill. Fresh off the back of the Grammy Awards she will take to the stage to perform her new single Chained to the Rhythm. Ed Sheeran will also perform one of his new singles while other acts include Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Emeli Sande and The 1975.

Stage presence: Little Mix perform on stage during the BRIT Awards 2016 (Ian Gavan/Getty)

Who will win?

Robbie Williams will follow in the footsteps of Sir Elton John and David Bowie when he receives the coveted BRIT Icon award. It is the highest accolade bestowed by the British recording industry's flagship ceremony and it's presented to artists whose writing, recording and performances have set them apart as having made a "lasting impact"..

Speaking about the gong, which will be his 18th, he said: “The BRIT Awards are very special to me and I’m humbled to be receiving the 18th of my career next month.”

Posthumous: David Bowie is up for Best Male Solo Artist (Yui Mok/PA)

David Bowie is expected to posthumously win Best British Male Solo Artist while Emeli Sande looks set to take home the female equivalent.

Calvin Harris and Rihanna are the favourites to win best British video for This Is What You Came For.

Who is nominated?

British Single with Capital

Alan Walker - Faded

Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own

Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna - This Is What You Came For

Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie - Rockabye

James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

Jonas Blue feat. Dakota - Fast Car

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex

Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson - Girls Like

Zayn Malik - Pillowtalk

Mastercard British Album Of The Year

The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep For You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

David Bowie - Blackstar

Kano - Made In The Manor

Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

Skepta - Konnichiwa

British Female Solo Artist

Anohni

Ellie Goulding

Emeli Sandé

Lianne La Havas

Nao

British Male Solo Artist

Craig David

David Bowie

Kano

Michael Kiwanuka

Skepta

British Artist Video Of The Year

Adele - Send My Love To Your New Lover

Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna - This Is What You Came For

Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie - Rockabye

Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend

James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

Jonas Blue feat. Dakota - Fast Car

Little Mix feat. Sean Paul - Hair

One Direction - History

Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson - Girls Like

Zayn Malik - Pillowtalk

British Breakthrough Act

Anne-Marie

Blossoms

Rag'n'Bone Man

Skepta

Stormzy

British Group

The 1975

Bastille

Biffy Clyro

Little Mix

Radiohead

International Male Solo Artist

Bon Iver

Bruno Mars

Drake

Leonard Cohen

The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist

Beyoncé

Christine and the Queens

Rihanna

Sia

Solange

International Group

A Tribe Called Quest

Drake & Future

Kings of Leon

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Twenty One Pilots

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