Dua Lipa led the stars at the
The singer, 25, who is nominated for three awards, looked incredible as she joined Maya Jama and Olivia Rodrigo at the star-studded annual ceremony – the UK’s first major indoor music event since the coronavirus pandemic.
Dua wowed in a tiny yellow mini Vivienne Westwood Couture corset dress with a deep plunging neckline and a dramatic purple hued train which commanded attention on the red carpet.
Star-studded: The singer, 25, looked incredible as she joined Maya Jama, left, and Olivia Rodrigo, right, at the star-studded annual ceremony – the UK’s first major indoor music event since the coronavirus pandemic
Adding racy details, the Don’t Start Now hitmaker wore black suspenders and eye-catching statement purple heels.
Dua oozed Hollywood glamour as she styled her signature raven locks into a beehive hairdo and added a slick of radiant make-up.
The singer appeared in great spirits as she posed up a storm on the star-studded red carpet and playfully smiled with a life-size BRIT Award.
Elsewhere presenter Maya, 26, looked sensational as she displayed her toned curves in a plunging cut-out black mini dress adorned with dazzling diamond detailing.
Adding some finishing touches, the singer opted for statement eye-catching jewellery and sophisticated matching heels.
Maya styled her brunette locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo, she added a slick of gorgeous make-up as she posed up a storm on the red carpet.
It comes after Celeste put on a casually chic display in a red-and-white striped top and a chequered skirt as she arrived ahead of the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday.
Racy! Adding racy details, the Don’t Start Now hitmaker wore black suspenders and eye-catching statement purple heels
Happy: The singer appeared in great spirits as she posed up a storm on the star-studded red carpet and playfully smiled with a life-size BRIT Award
Her brunette locks were styled into curls, and she made sure to keep safe amid the coronavirus crisis by wearing a floral face mask upon her arrival at the venue.
Celeste appeared to be more than ready for the night’s event, as she pushed along a large suitcase while also carrying a small handbag.
Before heading inside, Celeste was keen to capture the moment and posed for a photo outside the arena.
Friendly: Dua appeared in great spirits as she excitedly waved to the crowds of fans and photographers on the red carpet
The BRIT Awards 2021: It comes after Celeste put on a casually chic display in a red-and-white striped top and a chequered skirt as she arrived ahead of the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday
Stunning: Celeste’s brunette locks were styled into curls, and she made sure to keep safe amid the coronavirus crisis by wearing a floral face mask upon her arrival at the venue
Stylish: Celeste completed her look by wearing a pair of semi-sheer tights and black heeled shoes that helped accentuate her slender legs
Ready to go: Celeste appeared to be more than ready for the night’s event, as she pushed along a large suitcase while also carrying a small handbag
Elsewhere, the 2021
The ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ITV, will celebrate the return to live music and nominee
Guests: A number of NHS key workers were seen making their way to the venue ahead of the show, and they all dressed in royal blue ensembles
Exciting: The BRIT Awards marks the first major indoor music event in over a year as bosses released 2,500 free tickets to key workers
Safety first: The ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ITV, will celebrate the return to live music, and bosses are working closely with the Government to adhere to safety guidelines
The indoor ceremony and live show will form part of the Government’s scientific Events Research Programme, and it will use enhanced testing approaches to examine how events can take place without the need for social distancing after all restrictions are lifted on June 21.
Working closely with the Government to adhere to safety guidelines, this means The BRITs, will be the first live music show at The O2 in over a year, with 4,000 tickets being up for grabs- just one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capacity.
The BRITs will play an important role in paving the way for the return of live music at scale as the UK emerges from the past year’s restrictions.
Early stages: The Brit Awards are taking place in front of a live audience of 4,000 people at London ‘s The O2 six days before the next phase of lockdown lifts
Big event: The 2021 Brit Awards are being hosted by Jack Whitehall for the fourth year in a row
Audience members will not be socially distanced or required to wear face coverings in the arena, but they will be required to follow existing Government guidance when travelling to the venue and adhere to rules set out by the event organisers.
Among the rules, attendees must have proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the venue.
As part of the wider scientific research on the trial events, attendees will also be asked to take a test after the event to gather further evidence on the safety of indoor settings, reduced social distancing and the removal of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.
Celebrate: Nominee Dua Lipa has previously promised those attending that it will ‘be a night to remember’ (pictured triple nominee Dua Lipa)
The show is set to award
In numbers provided by Official Charts Company, Taylor is the UK’s biggest selling artist of the year to date in 2021 and has sold over 114m albums worldwide with total global audio + video streams reaching 78b.
Awarded! Taylor Swift is set to make history as the first ever female to be given BRITs Global Icon Award at the ceremony (pictured in 2019)
Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums – Speak Now, RED, 1989 and reputation – sell over one million copies in their week of release.
She is also the only artist to have nine albums each sell at least half a million copies in a single week, with Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, reputation, Lover, folklore, evermore, Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
Taylor is nominated for a second BRIT award this year for International Female Solo Artist, her sixth BRIT nomination to date.
Winner: Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums – Speak Now, RED, 1989 and reputation – sell over one million copies in their week of release (pictured in 2019)
The Icon gong is the highest accolade given and is reserved for truly exceptional artists – following on from Elton, Robbie and David.
Nominations were unveiled in March, with Celeste, Dua Lipa, Joel Corry and Young T & Bugsey joining Arlo Parks in receiving three nominations each, and Jessie Ware, J Hus, Bicep, AJ Tracey up for two awards as with Headie One.
Confirmed to perform on the show are: Arlo Parks, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Griff – this year’s Rising Star award winner – Headie One, Olivia Rodrigo, and Rag’n’Bone Man & P!nk with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir.
BRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS 2021
FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
LIANNE LA HAVAS
MALE SOLO ARTIST
YOUNG T & BUGSEY
BRITs RISING STAR
GRIFF WARNER – WINNER
ARLO PARKS COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS
CELESTE NOT YOUR MUSE
DUA LIPA FUTURE NOSTALGIA
J HUS BIG CONSPIRACY
JESSIE WARE WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE?
RUN THE JEWELS
YOUNG T & BUGSEY
220 KID & GRACEY DON’T NEED LOVE
AITCH & AJ TRACEY FT TAY KEITH RAIN
DUA LIPA PHYSICAL
HARRY STYLES WATERMELON SUGAR
HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY AIN’T IT DIFFERENT
JOEL CORRY FT MNEK HEAD & HEART
NATHAN DAWE FT KSI LIGHTER
REGARD & RAYE SECRETS
S1MBA FT DTG ROVER PARLOPHONE
YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE DON’T RUSH
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
TAME IMPALA FICTION
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