UPDATE: The live stream should be starting momentarily.
Today’s 2017 BRIT Awards will begin at 7:30 p.m. GMT/2:30 p.m. ET. If you would like to check out the awards show as it airs live online, then stay tuned for the live stream in the above video. Otherwise, the show will air in the USA at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.
The BRITs take place in London at the O2 Arena and this year’s hosts are Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis. Previously, Michael Buble was set to host the event, but he pulled out of the gig on January 18, 2017 because of his son’s battle with liver cancer. Buble revealed that and and his wife are “determined to focus on his son’s recovery”. In a statement to Daily Mail, O’Leary said:
Firstly, my immediate thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family at such a difficult time. Michael is an effortless show man, so those patent shoes will not be easy to fill, but it’s an honor to be asked to step in with Emma to host the BRITs … The BRITs is an iconic show that I’ve watched and attended many times. It’s a holy grail for a broadcaster, and I’m really looking forward to working with Emma, who I’m a big fan of, and celebrating a brilliant year of British music.
Billboard reports Brit Awards chairman and chairman of Sony Music U.K. Jason Iley commenting on the awards show host change. Iley stated:
We are delighted to announce the combination of Dermot and Emma who are stepping up as hosts. They are currently the most in-demand presenters in the U.K., with a huge passion for music, and to get the both of them is very exciting for us. Our thoughts go out to Michael and his family. We would love to see him on our stage in the future.
Some of the performers at today’s event include Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams and Katy Perry.