It’s that time of year again for the annual Brit Awards show, the British Phonographic Industry’s equivalent of this shore’s Grammys.
This year however, for the 34th iteration of the Brits, the show is being live streamed on YouTube. Viewers who tune in to the Brit Awards YouTube channel will be treated to performances from artists like Pharrell, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Lorde and Queen Bey herself, if rumors are to be believed.
New for this year also is the Social Vote award, wherein the Brits committee have nominated five artists based on their videos with the winner chosen by Twitter voters. The nominees list includes Calvin Harris’ featuring Ellie Goulding”I Need Your Love,” Ellie Goulding’s “Burn,” John Newman’s “Love Me Again,” Naughty Boy’s featuring Sam Smith “La La La,” and the most obvious winner ever, One Direction’s “Best Song Ever.” Just for perspective, One Direction has 17.8 million Twitter followers and the next artist with the most Twitter followers is Calvin Harris with 3.8 million.
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, viewers can tune into the Brit Awards on the Brit Awards YouTube channel at 12 p.m. PST.