(Getty Images for Global Citizen) Stormzy has been announced as the latest act to perform at the 2023 Brit Awards at London’s O2 next month.
The rapper will join
Lizzo , Wet Leg, Harry Styles, David Guetta, Sam Smith, Kim Petras, Lewis Capaldi, Cat Burns, Becky Hill and Ella Henderson at the annual music show on Saturday, February 11. Stormzy, who released new album This Is What I Mean in November, is nominated for album of the year, artist of the year and hip hop/grime/rap act.
Styles and Wet Leg lead the nominations with four each.
Styles capped off a successful 12 months by earning nods for album of the year for Harry’s House, song of the year for As It Was, artist of the year and best pop/R&B act.
Meanwhile, Wet Leg have been nominated for album of the year, group of the year, best new artist and best alternative rock act.
A year after
the Brits abandoned gendered categories, the awards show has been criticised for the nominations for artist of the year prize being entirely male.
Women-led acts comprise 33 per cent of the overall nominations.
A Brits spokesperson said the lack of women in the category was “disappointing”.
Who will be performing at the 2023 Brit Awards?
Harry Styles, Stormzy, Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi, Wet Leg, Cat Burns, Sam Smith, Kim Petras, David Guetta, Becky Hill and Ella Henderson have been announced so far as performers on the night.
Who has been nominated?
Harry Styles and Wet Leg lead the way this year with four nominations each.
Stormzy, house musician Fred Again and The 1975 have received three nominations apiece.
South London singer Cat Burns, whose song Go went viral on TikTok last year and was the fourth most-streamed single of the year, has also received three nominations.
She is also in the running for the Brits rising star award with London girl group FLO and Nia Archives.
Central Cee, George Ezra, Arctic Monkeys, Nova Twins, Aitch, Dave, Eliza Rose, Beyonce, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are also up for two awards.
You can see the full list of nominees
here. Who will host the awards?
Mo Gilligan will return to host the awards after a successful stint at the helm of the 2022 show. The Brit Awards: Most Memorable Moments - In pictures Old-school Oasis: Liam and Noel Gallagher got rowdy about their rivals in 1996 (Rex Features) Jack Whitehall interviews Little Mix (Rex Features) Show crasher: Jackson vs Cocker: In 1996 Michael Jackson was given a special Artist of a Generation award. At the ceremony he accompanied his single Earth Song with a stage show, culminating with Jackson as a Christ-like figure surrounded by children. (Fiona Hanson/PA) That dress: Ginger Spice Geri wore that infamous Union Jack T-shirt as a dress in 1997 (Rex Features) Smashing it up on stage: Kendrick Lamar performs at the Brit Awards 2018 (Hannah McKay/Reuters) The safe word: Cheryl and Liam Payne and put on the spot in an on-air impromptu interview with host Jack Whitehall in 2018 (ITV) Perry's Puppet Show: Puppets as Katy Perry performs on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London in 2017 (Dominic Lipinski/PA ) Getting emotional: Adele accepts the Global Success award at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena (Dave Benett) Falling for it: Singer Madonna falls during her performance at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in 2015 (Reuters) Not impressed: Adele was interrupted making her speech as she collected her award for Album of the Year in 2012 - so she gestured to producers where to go (PA) How to watch the Brit Awards
Brit Awards 2023 will be broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX from 8pm. International viewers can watch the show on the Brits’ YouTube channel.