The limelight shines once again on the BRIT Awards, the annual ceremony that celebrates the pinnacle of British and international music.
British comedian Mo Gilligan will host the 2022 edition, at the O2 Arena in London, with Clara Amfo and Maya Jama live from the red carpet.
Last year’s ceremony took place in May and was hosted by Jack Whitehall, being one of the first music events in Britain in front of a live audience since the beginning of the pandemic.
Many acclaimed artists will parade on the stage.
Some of the notable nominees are Dua Lipa (most tickets sold for a livestreamed concert by a solo female artist (current year) with her livestreamed Studio 2054), Taylor Swift (who recently set a new record for the longest song to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100) and Ed Sheeran (who will also perform live at the ceremony and who, among many other records, had the most viewers for a live music performance on TikTok).
Following last year's predictions of the possible records that could be broken at the 2021 BRIT Awards, we’ve had a look at the line-up to see what records could be broken at this year's event.
Tonight could see a completely new Guinness World Records title; the first winner of Best International Song at the BRIT Awards.
Grab your popcorn, let us know your predictions and keep an eye out - new records are forecasted for tonight!
Coldplay might achieve another record (or two) tonight.
The British band already hold the title for most BRIT Awards wins by a group (9) and are aiming for a tenth win.
The rock band have previously collected accolades for Best British Group (in 2001, 2003, 2012 and 2016), Best British Album of the Year (in 2001 with Parachutes, 2003 with A Rush of Blood to the Head and 2006 with X&Y), and twice Best British Single of the Year, first in 2006 with "Speed of Sound" and more recently with "Best British Live Act" (2013).
2022 might be the lucky year for the epic rock act, especially after Martin announced that the band will dedicate themselves to touring and stop creating new music as a group from 2025.
The band could also set a new record for most BRIT Awards for Best Group, beating their previous number of four wins.
Competing in the same category as BTS we find another epic act.
If the iconic band ABBA triumphs tonight, they might become the oldest winner of Best International Group of the Year at the BRIT Awards.
The band, known worldwide for successes like "Mamma Mia!", "Waterloo" and "The winner takes it all", has recently made a comeback in the music industry.
In November 2021, the Swedish pop band released their first album featuring new material, Voyage, in forty years.
A fun fact is that ABBA is also up against Måneskin: both Eurovision winners, ABBA triumphed at the European song contest in 1974 with "Waterloo", which later became one of their most renewed hits. Not many know it, but Eurovision holds the record for longest-running annual TV music competition (international).
After the debut of her new chart-shattering single, "Easy on Me", and her latest released album 30, beloved singer Adele returned to the music scene with a bang.
The British artist also announced through her Instagram that she will perform live at the event.
Tonight, Adele returns on the very stage of the iconic "Someone Like You" 2011 performance (one of the most memorable performances in the history of the event).
Other than enchanting the audience with her performance at the BRIT Awards tonight, Adele might scoop up two more records:
- Most BRIT awards won for Album of the Year by a solo artist
- Most BRIT awards won for Best British Single by a solo artist
If she manages to snatch the most BRIT awards won for Most BRIT awards won for Best British Single by a solo artist, bringing the number up to three, Adele will share the title with fellow British singer Robbie Williams.
Robbie is also the record holder for the overall number of BRITs won, with 18 awards in total (13 solo in the time between 1999-2017, plus 5 with Take That, 1993-2011).
Last year, Little Mix were crowned Best British Group, becoming the first all-female group to win Best British Group at the BRIT Awards.
Now they might reinforce that win for the second year in a row.
The all-girl powerhouse is formed by Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall (all UK) and their history is rooted in the eighth season of the British edition of The X Factor.
Together, thanks to rank-topping successes, like 2021 single "Sweet Melody", they represent one of the most successful best-selling acts in Britain.
It's worth noting that Little Mix has dominated in a category that has been historically male-led, with previous winners including The Beatles (1977), Coldplay (four-time winners in 2001, 2003, 2012 & 2016), Arctic Monkeys (2007, 2008 & 2014) and The 1975 in 2017 and 2019.
Youngest winner of the Best International Artist
Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are all competing for the crown of Best International Artist of the Year.
Tonight, one of them might rise to be the youngest winner of the Best International Artist ever.
Olivia Rodrigo is 18 and already viral with hits like "Driver License", while international star Billie Eilish is 20 years old and American rapper Lil Nas X is 22 year old.
Recently, Billie Eilish was featured in Guinness World Records' celebrity round-up of the year.
This was after the singer's second single album, Happier than Ever, became the most pre-added album on Apple Music, racking up 1.028 million pre-adds ahead of its 30 July release date. The young artist is also on her way to become the youngest Glastonbury Festival headliner in history.
At the Guinness World Records London office, we will keep an eye out for all the possible records that might pop up tonight!
In the meantime, you can find more about guests, nominees and the history of the BRITs here.