The first live acts for The BRITs 2019 have been confirmed, with eight nominations between them, we are so excited to share the huge line-up of British talent with you.

We have an all star British line up of 2019 BRIT nominees to start us off, with No. 1 selling British artist George Ezra confirmed, the UK’s biggest pop group and BRIT winners Little Mix will be back on the BRITs stage and 2018 Critics’ Choice winner Jorja Smith returns for her first solo performance.

As we announced on Saturday 12 January, George Ezra is nominated for three BRIT Awards this year – British Male, Mastercard British Album of the Year and British Single. Little Mix are nominated twice for British Group and British Artist Video, whilst Jorja Smith receives three nominations for British Female, British Breakthrough Act and Mastercard British Album of the Year.

Jason Iley, BRITs Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK & Ireland said: “I’m delighted to welcome George back to the BRITs to cap off what has been such an exceptional year for him, particularly with the success of his second UK No. 1 album as well as having two of the biggest-selling singles of the year. It is an absolute pleasure to have Little Mix return to the stage following their spectacular and explosive opening performance at the 2017 BRIT Awards. Finally, welcoming the hugely talented Jorja Smith back to perform is particularly special after she won the 2018 Critics’ Choice Award and performed an unforgettable duet with Rag’n’Bone Man. It has been another fantastic year for British music and we are very proud to kick off the first announcement with such a wealth of homegrown talent.”

George Ezra has had a phenomenal year; scoring his first chart-topping single in the UK, Ireland and Australia with ‘Shotgun’, taken from his second studio album ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ which went to No. 1 in the UK Album Charts, becoming the best selling artist album of 2018. His 2014 debut album ‘Wanted On Voyage‘ is certified 4x platinum, and his recent tour, including a night at London’s Wembley SSE Arena, garnered rave reviews from critics across the board. This will be the second time George has performed at The BRITs, following his performance of ‘Budapest’ in 2015, the first year he was nominated. George is nominated this year for British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year and British Single for ‘Shotgun’, bringing his total BRIT nomination tally to seven.

They’re bold and they’re beautiful and they’re back at The BRITs – British pop superstars Little Mix are set for yet another incredible TV moment, following what was described in the press as a ‘stunning’ and ‘spectacular’ opening performance on the 2017 show, the same year that they won their first BRIT for British Single. One of the UK’s most formidable girl groups, Little Mix have five UK Top Ten albums and 13 Top Ten singles, making them one of the UK’s biggest selling girl bands of all time. Little Mix are nominated for British Group and British Artist Video of the Year for ‘Woman Like Me’ feat. Nicki Minaj.

After winning the 2018 Critics’ Choice Award, British R&B singer Jorja Smith is capping off an incredibly successful year with the announcement of her debut solo performance at this year’s BRITs, after joining Rag‘n’Bone Man on the 2018 show. Her debut album ‘Lost & Found’ went to No. 3 in the UK Album Charts on release, and was also nominated for a Mercury Prize. A track on the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack has seen her gain fans across the world, with a GRAMMY nomination for New Artist this year too. Jorja Smith is nominated for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and Mastercard British Album of the Year.

The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard is taking place on Wednesday 20 February at The O2, London, broadcast on ITV and hosted by Jack Whitehall.

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With a mini tour of Germany and with a steadily growing fan-base to her name, Ventresca is proving herself to be a real talent with a bright future, and her latest single “Craving,” the video which ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere, offers fans a brilliant pop track that blends both funk and disco with powerful lyrics.  

Asked about the video for the single, Ventresca says:

“You’re really gonna get 2 videos in one, and your gonna get to decide what video you want to see. In our video, you’re literally going to enter a dream world. Lets’ put it this way, people are going to be having a lot of cravings for my music.”

Check out “Craving” below and for more information on Ventresca, visit her website.


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Asked about the meaning/story to the song and the creative process to the video, Carey says:

“Strong emotions sometimes cry out for strong language. These lyrics state in the plainest possible way what we feel but may be hesitant to say.

“Finally” is the most unusual music video I have ever released. It came out of my long relationship with producer-director Taner Tumkaya who collaborated with me on most of my recent music videos. Our last music video of “Meet Me Halfway” has had 70,000+ Youtube views. After 8 years in the U.S., he returned to Germany earlier this year, so we had to figure out a way to work. It was meant to be a lyric video initially, but in attempting to make the lyric video more interesting we happened on this stop-action animation. It turned out to be a great experience. It was a case of necessity being the mother of invention,” so to speak.

Check out “Finally” below and for more information on Eileen Carey, visit her website, give her page a like on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.