Will Ellie Goulding Win for British Female Solo Artist?

Biffy Clyro's frontman Simon Neil said "it's about time" the diverse music of Britain is recognised and celebrated as he walked the red carpet ahead of the Brit Awards on Wednesday evening.

Little Mix opened the show at London's O2 Arena with "Shout Out To My Ex".

Singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas, who is nominated for British Female Solo Artist against Goulding, Emeli Sande, Nao and Anohni, said she is happy to just be nominated.

David Bowie was honoured with two posthumous awards at tonight's BRIT Awards, while The 1975, Little Mix and Rag'N'Bone Man were also among the big winners.

Matt Healy has urged musicians and anyone with a "platform" to speak out on "social issues". Drake was named worldwide male solo artist, while Beyonce took the global female prize.

All last year's British nominees were white, and protesters rallied under the hashtag #britssowhite.

Jimmy Kimmel maybe, kind of, possibly announced his retirement date
According to the insider, Jimmy sees the idea of late night retirement as an opportunity to do something new with his buds. "I think this job is a grind, and best-cast scenario, a marathon", said Kimmel.

The tribute was followed by a performance of Michael's hit A Different Corner by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, in which he dueted with the late star via live video footage of him performing the song.

Comedy duo Ant and Dec hosted the awards past year but they are not returning to host the Brits 2017.

Grime artists Stormzy and Kano were also award contenders, reflecting the growing artistic and commercial clout of the distinctly British rap genre.

Organizers responded by expanding the diversity of the voter base of 1,000 music-industry figures.

This year's BRIT Awards take place tonight (February 22).

Before leaving the house for The BRITs, the 35-year-old had shared a snap of her outfit, clearly with the hope that people would actually get to see it on the red carpet.

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