Brit Awards 2016: Adele tipped for top prize

Pop star Adele is expected to win the top prize – album of the year – at the Brit Awards later.

She is also in the running for best British female, with bookmakers predicting she will lift both trophies.
Adele will also perform at the show, as will Rihanna, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Little Mix – who are bringing their mums to the ceremony.
Meanwhile, hosts Ant and Dec have joked that “capes are banned” after Madonna’s agonising fall last year.
“It’s a health and safety disaster!” Ant McPartlin told BBC Newsbeat.
“All stairs have been looked at, nobody should be pulled backwards. Only one flamethrower per table.”
Adele, whose third album 25 has sold 2.73m copies in the UK, looks set to dominate the awards, with further nominations for best single and best video – both of which are decided by a public vote.
Coldplay will also make history if they win either of their categories – best album or best group.
One win would give them a career total of nine Brits, making them the event’s most successful band ever (Robbie Williams is the all-time champion, with an astonishing 17 trophies to his name).
Acts with the most Brit Award nominations:

  • 4 – Adele
  • 4 – James Bay
  • 4 – Years & Years
  • 3 – Calvin Harris
  • 3 – Jess Glynne

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