Mark Ronson is channeling Mystic Meg to predicting Adele will clean up at the BRITs come Tuesday. Speaking at the Move To The Beat launch he said: “I think Adele will win everything that she is up for. I remember they weren’t sure about this new girl at the BRITs and I insisted she came up and sang with us. She is one of the people who deserves all the accolades and silverware which she is picking up. I think she is going to be one of the biggest British females of all time and she already has one of the biggest selling albums of all time. She just needs to stay creating the amazing stuff that she is and there is a place being held for her in the books for sure.”
War Child and O2 are holding their annual BRIT Awards party at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire tonight and the stars will be out in full force for the occasion. Ed Sheeran headlines – with Emeli Sande and Labrinth joining him on stage for a unique collaboration. The evening also includes special guests Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, and BBC Sound of 2012 Artists, Dry The River. Will be a great start to Brits celebrations.
Olly Murs took matters into his own hands when it came to hiring 70 (yep, you heard me correctly) female dancers to appear alongside him when he performs at the Brits. I’m told each lady had her photograph put past the nose of the Xtra Factor host before they were given permission to appear on the show. Cheeky chap!
Rupert Grint lookalike Ed Sheeran is hoping being the biggest BRITs nominee of 2012 will help him bag an A-list girlfriend. “Hopefully I won’t be getting married anytime soon because I’ve only just turned 21 but I think if Mila Kunis sent an email just saying, ‘Ed I know we haven’t met but I think I could spend the rest of my life with you’ then I might consider it.” Hmmm….unlikely!
Jessie J has been passing on words of wisdom to Emeli Sande after the newcomer became the latest singer to be awarded with a Critics’ Choice Award. And she’s even hoping for a future collaboration between them.
“I want Emeli to be herself which is what she is doing and why she won the award. Her voice is insane and I just want her to have fun. There are going to be some moments where she thinks, ‘Oh I can’t do any more I’m so tired’ but these are the days you have to work for. I definitely want to work with Emeli. At the BRITs nominations party I heard her say my name and got really excited so I turned round and gave her a hug. It was a bit weird as I don’t think she was expecting me to do it.”
James Corden hopes that this year’s BRITs nominees will be restrain themselves from any rock n’ roll behaviour. The host of this year’s ceremony is keeping his fingers crossed that the night goes without a hitch – or any on-stage musical spats!
“For the first time ever last year there was a 225% increase in sales in British music the next day which has never happened before in Brits history,” he said. “I think it’s not right if it’s a drunken bum-fight. I don’t want to have any fights we have a lot to celebrate with artists like Adele and Coldplay. They are people who have sold so many records this year and make up a huge amount of worldwide sales. We can go ‘look they are from our little island’ and celebrate that.”
Watch the Brits at 8pm on Tuesday, ITV1
Above: This year’s Brit Award designed by Peter Blake