Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Will Framlingham's Ed Sheeran pick up prizes at tonight's BRIT Awards 2018?

Will Framlingham's Ed Sheeran pick up prizes at tonight's BRIT Awards 2018?

Kendrick Lamar, who is up for International Male and now touring the United Kingdom, sees his latest record DAMN. lift eight places to 13, British Male nominee Liam Gallagher is also up eight places to 16 with As You Were, Stormzy jumps five places to 36 with Gang Signs & Prayer, and Best International Group nominees Foo Fighters leap 15 places to 38 with their 2009 Greatest Hits.

Nominees for the 2018 BRIT Awards are scaling the Official Albums Chart ahead of this week's ceremony on Wednesday (Feb 21).

Budding soul sensation Sampha, who won the coveted Mercury Prize in 2017, is nominated alongside Dua Lipa, J Hus, Loyle Carner and Dave in the Breakthrough category.

Taking the prize for British Female Solo Artist, Dua made her way to the stage to give an impassioned speech. The white rose was chosen as it historically stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance, and guests are invited to wear theirs if they so choose.

Rag'N'Bone Man, victor of last year's British Breakthrough BRIT, picked up the British Single award this time for Human and he performed Skin alongside Critics' Choice victor Jorja Smith.

British single: Calvin Harris ft.

Sony Music UK & Ireland CEO/chairman Jason Iley can take credit for a packed and entertaining show in his role as BRITs chairman.

The guitarist, who recently got engaged to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, is also up for British Single for Shape of You, British Male Solo Artist and British Artist Video of the Year for Shape of You.

Lipa, Jorja Smith, Rag'N'Bone Man and Rita Ora and Liam Payne will also perform.

He said the show would still feature a "fitting remembrance and recognition" of the Manchester attack. Zara Larsson - Symphony, Dua Lipa - New Rules, Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You, Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times, Jonas Blue ft. He is one of the most exciting male solo artists in the world with success spanning more than two decades and is adored by music fans across the globe.

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