Conor Maynard and Yasmin Evans


The biggest night in British music will once again be open to viewers around the world, with The BRITs 2018 streaming live on 21 February via YouTube, the official live streaming and video partner for the fifth consecutive year. 

YouTube sensation Conor Maynard and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Yasmin Evans will host the live stream to YouTube territories outside the UK including across Europe, North and South America and large parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Conor Maynard said: “I’m super excited to be hosting the BRITs coverage on YouTube. My career started on YouTube, so feels great to be doing something on YouTube and The BRITs. Can’t wait to have an awesome night!” 

Yasmin Evans said: "So excited to be hosting the BRITs YouTube stream with Conor, I always look forward to The BRITs and I have been watching for years! Can’t wait to have some fun and bring the biggest night of music to people all over the world. The nominations are amazing this year, brilliant to see so many of the artists I love up there; J Hus, Dave, Stormzy and Jorja Smith, to see them recognised for the work they put in is brilliant. I'm hoping this year we can create another moment like Adele did in 2011 with 'Someone Like You’, maybe Dua Lipa bringing the 'New Rules' video to life on stage? or Stormzy arrives in a HUGE Boot? Bring on the show!!”

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of The BPI & BRIT Awards said: “We are delighted to be streaming The BRITs live to fans all around the world with our partner YouTube, for a fifth successive year.  Our live stream coverage will be presented by Conor Maynard and Yasmin Evans – we are thrilled to have such popular and talented hosts."

“The BRIT Awards is the premier showcase for British music, and extending the show’s global reach means that it will introduce exciting new talent such as Dua Lipa, Rag’n’Bone Man, Stormzy and Jorja Smith to more international viewers than ever before. They will join established stars including Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Rita Ora in front of what we hope will be the largest-ever global audience for the BRIT Awards.”

YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen says: “Britain produces some of the most boundary-pushing and creative artists out there right now. That's why I'm excited that fans all around the world can watch The BRIT Awards live on YouTube to catch performances from incredible stars like Dua Lipa and Stormzy, while getting behind-the-scenes access from YouTube sensation Conor Maynard. The show is going to be massive - we’ll see you there.”

Music fans around the world can tune in at to watch this year’s awards ceremony, hosted by Jack Whitehall and featuring performances from Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, Stormzy, Sam Smith, Rag’n’Bone Man and Jorja Smith.

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