The preparation has started for the stars who have a hot ticket for these 2020 BRIT Awards.
Celebrities were ready for Tuesday evening’s ceremony in the London O2 arena, while artists like Ronnie Wood went to the venue for some final rehearsals.
Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore revealed that she was excited for the fun night out and shared a photo of her dance shoes.
Time for a party! Celebrities prepared for Tuesday night’s BRIT Awards with Laura Whitemore who shared a photo of her dance shoes
The star has had a few difficult days after the death of her girlfriend and Love Island colleague Caroline Flack.
Laura posted to her Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon and shared part of her invitation to the BRITs, along with a pair of glamor heels, as she told her followers: “Sometimes you just have to put on your dancing shoes.”
Ronnie Wood was already en route to the O2, in time for a rehearsal with Faces, who are reuniting for a special performance at the end of the ceremony.
No VIP treatment here: Ronnie Wood was already en route to the O2, in time to squeeze out a rehearsal with Faces
Maya Jama, who hosts the red carpet, was also prepared early and invited her glamor team to her home for some pampering prior to the show.
The Radio 1 star told her followers that she was still suffering after a mysterious infection last week that swelled her face.
As she had her hair styled, she told her followers that a beautician was helping her with lymphatic drainage to reduce swelling while rejoicing: “I am presentable, I can go outside!”
Ouch: Maya Jama invited her glam squad round for some pampering and told her followers that she suffered after a mysterious infection last week that swelled her face
Mabel, both nominated and at the ceremony, got ready behind the scenes at the O2 and shared a TikTok from her makeup regime while Fleur East started extra early and put on a face mask during her morning radio show.
British stars Lewis Capaldi, former One Direction star Harry Styles and Stormzy are among the artists nominated in a male-dominated BRIT Awards shortlist.
The American singer Billie Eilish, 18, is in the International Female Solo Artist category alongside Lizzo and Ariana Grande.
Glam team: Mabel, both nominated and at the ceremony, got ready behind the scenes at the O2 and shared a TikTok from her makeup regime
The leader of the bill is Lewis, 23, who has four nominations, while Stormzy, 26, and Harry, 25, each have been put forward for Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year.
Despite Billie’s success, however, there are only four nominations from a possible 25 in the categories that are not gender-specific for women.
There are no female artists included in the shortlists for best group or album prizes, although the English singer Mabel, 23, has been nominated for three prizes.
To start early! Fleur East started her preparation in the morning and put on a face mask while she presented her radio program
Among the men, one of you, hit maker Lewis, is competing against Funky Friday rapper Dave, 21, as they compete for the best male solo artist.
The duo will also compete against each other in the Mastercard Album of the Year category, with Lewis dividing his Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent work against Dave’s Psychodrama.
They face stiff competition from Stormzy’s new release, Heavy Is The Head, Michael Kiwanuka’s untitled LP and Harry Styles’ Fine Styles album.
Glam: Nominee Charli XCX showed off her statement nails while receiving a special manicure for her big night
Meanwhile, Dave is again nominated in the Song of the Year category for Location (ft. Burna Boy), and goes hand in hand with AJ Tracey’s Ladbroke Grove, Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man’s Giant, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s I Don’t Care and Lewis is someone you loved.
Also nominated are Mark Ronson’s Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (ft. Miley Cyrus), Stormzy’s Vossi Bop, Sam Smith and Normani’s Dancing With a Stranger, Tom Walker’s Just You and I and Mabel’s Don’t Call Me Up.
The lack of nominations for female artists comes despite a major revision of the British voice academy in 2017 to make it more gender-balanced and diverse, with hundreds of new members invited to participate in the pool.
The prizes are voted by around 1500 people from the British music industry, including journalists, employees of record labels and musicians.
BRIT Awards 2020: Nominations
British male solo artist
British female solo artist
Song of the year
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I don’t care
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up
Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man – Giant
Dave with Burna Boy – Location
Mark Ronson with Miley Cyrus – Nothing breaks like a heart
AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
Lewis Capaldi – someone you loved
Tom Walker – Just You And I
Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
Stormzy – Vossi Bop
Bring me the horizon
D Block Europe
British album of the year
Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Lewis Capaldi – Divinely uninspired to a hellish size
Dave – Psychodrama
Harry Styles – Fine Line
International male solo artist
Tyler, the maker
International female solo artist
Lana Del Rey
the letter H