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Brit Awards 2020: How to watch tonight’s music awards show from anywhere

The film awards have been handed out in Hollywood, and now it’s time for music’s moment in the spotlight. Enter the Brit Awards 2020. The annual bash is now in its 40th year, and as ever will give recognition to some of the best beats and voices in music across the UK, as well as nods to global talent.Here’s how to watch the Brit Awards 2020 from anywhere tonight.

When and where is the Brit Awards 2020 happening?

Hosted at The O2 in London, the Brit Awards 2020 takes place on February 18, with the red carpet kicking off at 7pm GMT and the award show itself at 8pm.

What channel is the Brit Awards 2020 on?

If you want to catch all the looks and interviews straight from the Brit Awards 2020 red carpet, you can catch live coverage on ITV2 from 7-8pm, hosted by Alice Levine and Claro Amfo.

You’ll then have to switch over to ITV1 at 8pm for the banging, glitzy award show.

How to stream the Brit Awards 2020 online

Of course, with all the Brit Awards 2020 coverage happening across ITV’s channels, you can expect to find the red carpet and award show on ITV Hub, with the option to ‘Watch Live’ or watch back in retrospect if you happen to have other plans.

You can also find a live stream of the Brit Awards 2020 on the Brit Awards YouTube channel.

If you happen to be outside of the UK today, and you’re concerned you won’t be able to tune in to the show where you are, you could try out a VPN, which will encrypt your location and allow you to appear as if you’re browsing from within the UK.

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Everything you need to know about the Brit Awards 2020: Who’s hosting? Who will perform? Which artists are nominated?

There has been some controversy surrounding nominations for the Brit Awards 2020, with the list of nominees largely dominated by males in its unisex categories. Whilst seeing some diversity on 2019’s white-washed awards show, it still leaves female artists out in the cold with these artists scooping up just four nominations whilst the male artists take up 26.

At this point, though, when is there not some form of discrepancy when it comes to award shows? Do better, film and music boards alike.

Glaswegian crooner Lewis Capaldi is leading the charge with a total of four nominations, Dave and Stormzy follow close behind with three nominations each, including Male Solo Artist and Song of the Year. Harry Styles is also up for a handful of awards, alongside Mabel, as well as ‘Juice’ singer Lizzo and Billie Eilish, who will be gunning for International Female Solo Artist.

A night filled to the brim with talent, then, it’s sure to be a star-studded evening of iconic performances, with the 40th award show seeing the winner of its Brits Rising Star award (previously Brits Critic Choice), Celeste, giving a main show performance slot in what is being dubbed a Brit ‘first’.

Still, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall for a third year in a row, we’re sure it’ll be an evening of laughs and excellent music performances.

The full nominee list is as follows:

Male Solo Artist nominees:

  • Dave
  • Harry Styles
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Stormzy

Female Solo Artist nominees:

  • Charli XCX
  • FKA Twigs
  • Freya Ridings
  • Mabel
  • Mahalia

Best Group nominees:

  • Bastille
  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Coldplay
  • D-Block Europe
  • Foals

Song of the Year nominees:

  • AJ Tracey – ‘Ladbroke Grove’
  • Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man – ‘Giant’
  • Dave feat. Burna Boy – ‘Location’
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – ‘I Don’t Care’
  • Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’
  • Mabel – ‘Don’t Call Me Up’
  • Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus – ‘Nothing Breaks Like a Heart’
  • Sam Smith & Normani – ‘Dancing With A Stranger’
  • Stormzy – ‘Vossi Bop’
  • Tom Walker – ‘Just You and I’

Mastercard Album of the Year nominees:

  • Dave – ‘Psychodrama’
  • Harry Styles – ‘Fine Line’
  • Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’
  • Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Kiwanuka’
  • Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head’

Best New Artist nominees:

  • Aitch
  • Dave
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Mabel
  • Sam Fender

International Female Artist nominees:

  • Ariana Grande
  • Billie Eilish
  • Camila Cabello
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lizzo

International Male Artist nominees:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Burna Boy
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Post Malone
  • Tyler the Creator

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