Scottish DJ, Calvin Harris will be performing at the Brit Awards 2019, in what will be his debut performance at the ceremony, alongside Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man. The 35-year-old singer and record producer will take to the stage with his recent collaborators at the star-studded ceremony, at London’s The O2, on the 20th of February 2019.
Speaking to The Sun, a BRITS insider said: “We have genuinely been trying to persuade Calvin to perform at the Brits for the past decade. He has had such a massive international career and is one of the most successful British artists of the 21st century. Although he has the songs One Kiss with Dua, Promises with Sam and Giant with Rag’N’Bone Man, they are yet to decide on what they will sing. It could be some of those or perhaps other hits from Calvin’s mammoth back catalogue.”
The latest announcement comes after the first series of artists that will be performing at the ceremony were announced. The latest announcement that some of pop’s biggest names will be joining forces for a star-studded performance, will join the previously announced performers George Ezra, Little Mix, Jorja Smith and The 1975.
The star-studded quartet are expected to be performing a medley featuring all three artists, the performance will see the foursome rattling through the likes of Dua Lipa’s huge collab ‘One Kiss’, Sam Smith’s ‘No Promises’ and ‘Giant’, which was released by Rag’n’ Bone Man earlier this month.
Four artists. One epic performance
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BRIT Awards Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK & Ireland, Jason Iley, said: “I’m delighted that Calvin will be performing at The BRITs for the first time ever; he is a global superstar who has created some of the biggest hits with the biggest artists in the world. The stats say it all! He will be joined by a trio of incredible British talent – Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Rag‘n’Bone Man – each of whom are individually amazing performers and have been lighting up the UK charts. This will undoubtedly be one of the stand out moments of the night.”
As previously announced (January 12), during ITV’s one-hour special ‘The BRITs Are Coming’, Calvin Harris is nominated for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year for his collaboration with Dua Lipa on ‘One Kiss’ – which was the biggest-selling single of 2018 and spent 8 weeks at the top of the charts.
In addition, Dua Lipa – who is the most nominated female artist in BRITs history for a second consecutive year – is nominated four times, with two nominations for Best Single and two nominations for British Artist Video of the Year, for her solo track ‘IDGAF’ and for the Calvin Harris track ‘One Kiss’ – a collaboration which resulted in Dua achieving the longest-running No. 1 single for a UK female artist this century.
Harris and Lipa will be joined by three-time BRIT winners Sam Smith and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man. 2014 BRITs Critics’ Choice winner, Smith and Harris’ track ‘Promises’ went to No. 1 upon its release last summer. Smith received one nomination, this year, for British Male Solo Artist this year.
Meanwhile, three-time BRIT winner Rag’n’Bone Man – the second artist to win both BRITs Critics’ Choice and British Breakthrough awards after Sam Smith, and the only artist to win both in the same year – returns to The BRITs as part of this incredible performance line up. Rag’n’Bone Man and Calvin’s collaboration ‘Giant’ went straight into the Top 10 in the UK singles chart upon its release, in January this year.
Following the confirmation that Little Mix, George Ezra and Jorja Smith will be performing at the BRIT Awards 2019, it was revealed that The 1975 have been added to the line-up. Speaking about performing at the ceremony, The 1975 said: “We’re humbled to be nominated for two BRIT Awards and are excited to be coming back to The O2 to perform on the night. It will be a brilliant show!”
The 1975 have been confirmed after they received nominations for British Group and Album of The Year. Little Mix, have been nominated in the Best Group and Best Video categories. Meanwhile, three-time nominees George Ezra and Jorja Smith will also perform on the night, with Ezra up for British Male, British Single and Album of the Year. While, 2018 Critics’ Choice winner, Jorja Smith is nominated for British Female, British Breakthrough and Album of the Year. See the full list of nominees for the Brit Awards 2019 here.