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The BRITs Are Coming... But Who Will Win?

Written by Andy Ritchie / February 20, 2017

With just 48 hours until the BRIT Awards kicks off again, 

WHAT ARE THE BRITS? OH COME ON, NOW! The BRITs have been running since 1977, and every year, the biggest and best names across the musical board come together to be honoured by the British Phonographic Industry's judging panel.

WHEN DO THEY TAKE PLACE AND WHERE? For the seventh year running, The O2 in East London will play host to the biggest and best awards ceremony in the British musical calendar. 

CAN I WATCH IT ON TV? Yes! You can! Hurrah! The fun kicks off at 7.30pm on Wednesday night on ITV1. It's all live so anything could happen. Literally.

WHO'S UP FOR THE AWARDS, AND WHO'S GONNA WIN? We're glad you asked! Cast your eyes over this year's nominees below... and we'll see your Wednesday night to find out if our predictions are correct!

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The 1975 - i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
Davie Bowie - Blackstar
Kano - Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Skepta - Konnichiwa

OUR PREDICTION: After taking home the Best British Male gong at last week's NME Awards, we've got our money on Skepta walking it with 'Konnichiwa'. LONG LIVE GRIME. 

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Anohni
Ellie Goulding
Emeli Sandé
Lianne La Havas
Nao

OUR PREDICTION: If it isn't Emeli Sandé's 'Long Live The Angels', we'll be a bit, erm, 'hurt'...

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Craig David
David Bowie
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta

OUR PREDICTION: With his tragic passing last year, it can only be Sir David Of Bowie, Duke Of Everything That Is Sacred And Pure And Good.

BRITISH GROUP

The 1975
Bastille
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
Radiohead

OUR PREDICTION: This year has belonged to Biffy Clyro in a lot of ways. Their epic seventh album 'Ellipsis' shot straight to Number One back in May, there were *those* Reading & Leeds headline performances and their arena tour that wrapped up in December saw them playing to over 100,00 people. MON THE BIFF! Please.

BRITISH SINGLE

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'
Coldplay - 'Hymn For The Weekend'
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 - 'Pillowtalk'

OUR PREDICTION: This one's a toughie. That Clean Bandit jam was the soundtrack to the second half of 2016, but there's no denying the summer was aaallll about Coldplay's 'Hymn For The Weekend'. But then there was this...



INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Beyoncé
Christine and the Queens
Rihanna
Sia
Solange

OUR PREDICTION: It is Bey. IT MUST BE BEY. 

...actually, it could be RiRi.



OH LORD HOW DO WE CHOOSE?

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
Drake
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd

OUR PREDICTION: Oooft, another difficult one. Drake's Boy Meets World Tour has shot him to astronomical levels of fame in the last six months, while The Weeknd looks set to follow him into the stratosphere over the coming months and years. Oh, and Bon Iver dropped probably the most beautiful, hart-wrenching collection of songs in '22, A Million'. But then Bruno Mars came along and did this...

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

A Tribe Called Quest
Drake & Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Twenty One Pilots

OUR PREDICTION: Twenty One Pilots have formed something of an army of fans over the last 18 months, and their recent GRAMMY nod showed that the weirdo twosome can sit up there alongside some of the biggest names in pop.



BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO

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 - 'Pillowtalk'


OUR PREDICTION: Seeing as you lot voted for this one, we ain't playing devil's advocate!

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Anne-Marie
Blossoms
Rag'N'Bone Man
Skepta
Stormzy

OUR PREDICTION: Same again... although the voting IS still open for this one. So if you want to have your say, head over to brits.co.uk/nominees and cast your vote.

Right, we're off to get the party hats and streamers for a big BRITs night in. See y'all Wednesday to find out how wrong we got it!

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