The after-party THE Brit Awards are notoriously the worst of the showbiz calendar, but the gong winners will have to find another place to celebrate this year.
With less than three weeks until a performance at the O2 in London on February 8, the major record labels have made the decision to return to their annual post-Brits celebrations.
Record companies Warner, Sony and Universal have all set up opulent locations in the capital for elaborate celebrations.
But with the ceremony becoming socially distinct due to the stars in attendance, they collectively decided to pull back from the ensuing parties, amid fears Covid could wipe out their workforce. them and cause headaches for the artist’s schedule.
I understand the worries and many will say “it was just a party” – but here’s why it matters. Music is the biggest cultural force in the UK, and it has been completely battered by nearly two years of draconian restrictions that have forced performers to close from home, musicians out of work and a team Technical staff faces an uncertain future.
It’s time for them all to throw the party of the century to celebrate the end of the lockdowns – and the start of restarting the music business.
And nothing inspires creativity like a massive A-pillow.
Above all, if the Brit Awards can’t be a sign of hedonism and depravity, what hope is there for others?
It’s the only time of year when we need rock and pop stars to step on the plate and show us how to party properly. A source said: “It’s been a really tough two years for the music industry and it’s going to be a way for people to let their hair down and mark a new beginning.
“Venues have been booked for months and deals with luxury drink sponsors have been made.
“But with the ceremony itself reluctant to admit a full-scale evening could not go ahead, that would be unjustifiable.
“Warner has big plans and has already rolled out thousands of bookings at one of London’s newest five-star hotels – other major gun firms have similar ideas.
“All participants are gutted, but it can cost thousands of dollars if an artist has to cancel travel and touring plans because of Covid testing – leave everyone else alone behind. school.”
A music label executive promised me that traces are no longer a thing of the past and will soon return.
They told me: “The year 2023 will be the main one! Hopefully it will be worth the wait.”
It’s Las Grammys
ACROSS the Atlantic, the rescheduled Grammy Awards have been moved to Las Vegas for the first time in an effort to bring big stars to the stage.
The annual event was scheduled to take place January 31 in Los Angeles but was postponed due to the Omicron variant and has now moved cities after organizers struggled to find a new venue for the event. ceremony, which will now take place on April 3.
But they are hoping their new home at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will get them a performance from Adele, as well as Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak’s Silk Sonic band, who will be in Sin City at the time.
Organizers also hope to tempt Katy Perry to perform after the success of her current Play residence there. That is expected to end two weeks before the Grammys, though it is expected to be extended for even more shows.
A source said: ‘Las Vegas is only a short flight from LA but organizers fear that could lead to fewer celebrities attending.
“But since there are so many culturally appropriate artists performing there at the moment, moving the ceremony to Vegas means they’re hoping that superstars like Adele and Katy will be there for the night.
“Those are going to be performances that people remember – and that’s really important.”
Comedian Trevor Noah will host the song that American musician Jon Batiste is expected to win big after winning 11 nominations, while Justin Bieber, HER and Doja Cat each have eight.
Mo .’s flix coup
MO GILLIGAN’s year has started with a storm.
Over the past few weeks, the comedian has moved in with his Hollyoaks actress Sophie Wise. And now he’s counting down the days until he holds the Brit Awards for the first time.
But the Masked Singer host has even more reason to celebrate after announcing some big news on Instagram yesterday that will see him become a star. Global.
He posted: “Extremely excited to announce my new comedy special Yes Mo To Life will be released next month on Netflix, in 190 countries on February 17th.
“Following the success of my UK tour, I am delighted that the world can finally see my special performance.
“For me, it’s my favorite job and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did.”
If you haven’t had a chance to see Mo’s spectacular performance, I highly recommend you check it out.
NICOLE Scherzinger looks flushed as she prepares to hit the gym. The Pussycat Dolls star shared a series of Instagram snaps showing off her washstand in a red crop top.
Sharing the photos online, Nicole wrote: “Don’t tell them who you are, let them know who you are.”
Nic was criticized by colleagues Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar last week when she announced her PCD reunion tour had been cancelled.
The couple claimed they had not been informed of the plan and said they were shocked to see it on Nicole’s account.
In a statement, they said: “We would like to say that we are extremely disappointed to hear the announcement that the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour has been cancelled.
“Trust us, this is not the outcome we had hoped for… it is beyond our control.”
Hailey is back naked
Her dress may be beige but Hailey Bieber is no different.
The model and wife of Canadian pop star Justin revealed her new campaign for shoe brand Jimmy Choo last night.
Hailey posed in a nude dress with a bag and boots of almost identical tones.
It’s no surprise that Hailey is the shoe brand’s top choice to model the new line.
Earlier this week, Hailey was revealed to be the most popular celebrity wedding dress search of the past decade.
She beat Priyanka Chopra’s Ralph Lauren dress in second and Ariana Grande’s Vera Wang dress in third – with 37,000 searches per month for Hailey’s camisole.
The dress for Hailey’s big day in 2019 was custom-made for the star by Off-White.
I can imagine there are a lot of rip-offs currently available.
To celebrate the awards, numerous artists will perform intimate charity concerts in London.
Brits Week presented by Mastercard for the War Child concert series – which actually lasted nearly three weeks from February 1 to 20 – began with Anne-Marie at Lafayette, the King’s Cross venue.
Bastille, Becky Hill, Mimi Webb and Craig David also have gigs, at different locations, while Damon Albarn will wrap up the series at Troxy, the East London location.
Tickets are currently on sale but you can also participate in the draw at britsweekwarchild.co.uk Closes at midnight Sunday.
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