Mo Gilligan to host Brit Awards 2022 – Music News


The BRIT Awards with Mastercard will return for their 42nd show on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, and today organizers reveal a series of exciting plans and changes for the show to continue the huge success of the previous years and continue its reign. as the biggest and most exciting night on the UK music calendar.

Under the leadership of a new chairman, Polydor co-chairman Tom March, the 2022 show is expected to come with a number of changes to ensure The BRITs continues to offer one must-see show at times. for the audience in the room and for the millions of viewers who listen from all over the world. Every aspect of the show was scrutinized by the new chairman working with the BRITs committee, with digital and new technologies again playing a central role in engaging fans at every stage of the campaign.

Mo Gilligan confirmed to host BRITs 2022, with Clara Amfo and Maya Jama set to take on presenting duties for ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ Nomination Show and BRITs Red Carpet Show

British comedian Mo Gilligan, two-time BAFTA winner, will host the 2022 BRIT Awards. A true star, with numerous awards, nominations and sold-out tours, as well as an online reach of millions, he is unanimously celebrated by fans and the industry.

Mo said: “It is an absolute privilege to host the BRIT Awards 2022. I am truly honored to be asked. We are already in the extended planning stages and all I can say is I promise we will give our all to create an amazing night for music fans around the world. Let’s go! ”

Stellar broadcast talent Clara Amfo and Maya Jama will reunite once again to take on the BRIT showcase duties. They’re set to return as a truly formidable force to announce the 2022 nominations on a prime-time ITV show “The BRITs Are Coming” in December, and will bring all the glamor and gossip of the arrivals to celebrities at BRIT 2022. Red Carpet show on ITV2 and ITV Hub on award night. Clara and Maya are both part of the BRITs family; Together they co-hosted the BRITs Backstage 2021 show, Clara having hosted the BRITs Red Carpet show for the past four years, while Maya previously hosted the live broadcast of the BRITs Red Carpet in 2017.

Clara said: “It is such an honor and pleasure to be part of the BRITs 2022 presentation team. The celebratory spirit from the artists to the viewers is really special and I am so excited that everyone is seeing more. memories will be made on the red carpet and on stage in February!

Maya said: “I am delighted to be back to present tasks for BRIT 2022! I remember seeing the show growing up and still can’t believe I could be a part of it. The ITV special “The BRITs Are Coming” has always been one of my favorite shows, it’s such a big party, everyone is in their prime and I love seeing so many of my favorite people in the music industry come together for such an incredible night event. “

Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year

The BRITs confirm that for the 2022 show they will move away from the female and male categories and launch new awards for Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year, celebrating artists purely for their music and their job, rather than how they choose. to identify them or as others may see them, as part of BRIT’s commitment to evolving the show to be as inclusive and relevant as possible.

In recognition of the range of artists who have contributed the last 12 months of music and their role in shaping the UK soundtrack and musical rhythm, the BRITs in 2022 will include featured artists in the song. of the year with Mastercard as nominees; previously, only lead artists or named collaborators were counted.

The full list of categories for 2022 will be as follows:

Artist of the Year with YouTube Music
Group of the Year
BRIT Rising Star supported by BBC Radio 1
Best New Artist
Song of the Year with Mastercard
Mastercard Album of the Year
International Artist of the Year
International Group of the Year
Alternative act / rock
Pop / R & B Act
Dance act
Hip Hop / Rap / Grime act

The main eligibility window for the above categories (excluding Rising Star), and all prizes decided by the BRITs Voting Academy, runs from January 1 to Thursday December 9, 2021. The BRITs Voting Academy is made up of approx. . 1,200 music industry experts across media, artists, labels, publishers, promoters, retailers and more, and is refreshed annually to ensure voters are as diverse and representative as possible.

The BRITs in 2022 will also celebrate Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, honorary awards that are decided by the BRITs committee.

Tom March, President of BRIT and Co-President of Polydor Records: “It is important that BRITs continue to evolve and aim to be as inclusive as possible. Now is just a good time to celebrate the achievements of artists for the music they create and the work they do, regardless of their gender. I’m really excited to launch four new genre awards, which create even more opportunities for artists to be recognized for the brilliant music they create and produce, and give music fans the chance to get involved and to vote to support their artists and help them win a BRIT. The 2022 show is shaping up to be very good, Mo is going to be a great host and I thank him, Clara and Maya for being part of this year’s BRITs. “

Geoff Taylor, Managing Director, BPI and BRIT Awards: “The BRIT Awards are not just a celebration of British music, they are a reflection of British culture. The changes we’re making for the 2022 show should mean more new fans, more engagement, and a bigger global platform than ever for our amazing performers. “

MJ Olaore, Chief Operating Officer BPI: “One of the things we all love the most about the BRIT Awards is that they always keep up with the times, remaining relevant to both artists. and our audience.

Rising star of the BRITs

The annual BRITs Rising Star Award will continue to identify future stars of British music, having already helped launch the careers of some of Britain’s greatest artists such as Adele, Sam Smith, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Florence + The Machine , Ellie Goulding, Sam Fender, Celeste and last year’s winner, Griff. The award is open to UK artists who, as of October 31, 2021, have not yet reached the Top 20 in the Official Albums Chart or reached more than one Top 20 in the Official Singles Chart. Voting is open until Friday, November 26, to a guest panel of music publishers and national press critics, online music publishers, music managers from major music radio and television stations, as well as than songwriters, producers and live bookers – those who work with new emerging talent on a regular basis.