The Brit Awards 2012 live on ITV1 and ITV2 tonight

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The Brit Awards 2012 live on ITV1 and ITV2 tonight

Tonight, the 2012 BRIT Awards will take place live from The O2 Arena in London. This is the 32nd edition of the annual pop music awards.

Leading the nominations is Ed Sheeran with four, Adele and Jessie J have three, followed by Bon Iver, Coldplay and Florence and the Machine with two.

Olly Murs, Adele, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rihanna and – with their first performance in almost three years – Blur will perform live on tonight’s show.

The main ceremony, presented by James Corden, begins at 8pm on ITV1 and ITV1 HD.

Keith Lemon and presenter Laura Whitmore will host ITV2’s The Brits Red Carpet at 7pm, where the pair will report live from the red carpet. They will be chatting to the nominees and performers as well as giving viewers a special look behind the scenes before the awards.

After the main show on ITV1, Keith and Laura will return on ITV2 with The Brits Backstage. The duo will get all the action backstage as they catch up with the latest gossip and glamorous outfits, and get on the spot reactions from the night’s winners, losers and VIP guests. The programme begins at 10pm.

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The Nominees: (UPDATED – Winners in Bold)

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist
Florence & the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status

British Single
Adele – Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J ft Bob – Price Tag
JLS ft Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
The Wanted – Glad You Came

British Album of the Year
Adele – 21
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran – +
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist
Lady Gaga

International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay Z/ Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj

British Producer
Paul Epworth
Ethan Johns

Critics Choice
1st – Emeli Sandé
2nd – Maverick Sabre
3rd – Michael Kiwanuka

Outstanding Contribution to Music

Updated on Tuesday 21 February 2012 by @TVNewsroom