Brit Awards 2020 date confirmed with some big changes

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The date has been set for the 2020 Brit Awards with a major revamp set to shake up the ceremony.

The 2020 Brits will take place on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at London's O2 arena.

As usual, the ceremony will air live on ITV.

Alongside the date, Brits bosses have unveiled a number of changes including dropping both the International Group and Best Music Video categories.

In addition, no more awards will be decided by fan votes. Instead, a voting academy made up of approximately 1200 music industry experts throughout the UK will decide the winners. The academy is made up of artists, retailers, promoters, agents, publishers, labels, producers and media.

The 2020 Brit Awards categories are:

Male Solo Artist
Female Solo Artist
Best Group
Best New Artist (previously British Breakthrough Act)
Rising Star (previously the Critics’ Choice Award)
Song Of The Year (previously British Single)
Mastercard Album Of The Year
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist

A further change will see acts given full creative control of their performances.

Speaking about the 2020 changes Chairman of The BRITs Committee for 2020 and Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK David Joseph said: “We have had a fresh look at the BRIT Awards this year. Most importantly we will be putting creativity, British culture and exceptional performances at the heart of the show to make BRITs night a world class celebration.

"The awards should be a global platform for the artists of the year to create moments that live beyond the night itself. We are looking at everything to put on the best possible show.”

Chief Executive, BPI and BRIT Awards Ltd Geoff Taylor said: “It’s always exciting to launch the next BRITs campaign, but it’s extra special to be announcing the 40th edition of the awards show.

"The BRITs Committee will endeavour to make the 2020 BRITs a truly landmark event, highlighting not only another remarkable 12 months in the British music year to a growing global audience, but also paying tribute to many unforgettable BRITs moments that are now part of a rich and much loved heritage.”

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