How to watch Brit Awards 2022 and see Adele's performance online

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It's time to watch the Brit Awards 2022 online, so sit down and get the best seat in the house for Adele's latest performance. As usual, the festivities are emanating from the O2 Arena in London, and (naturally) Adele isn't the only big name set to appear (though her slated performance is expected to steal the show.) And it's going to be completely free to watch, too.

When are The Brit Awards?

The Brit Awards Date: Today (Tuesday, Feb. 8)
The Brit Awards Time: 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Streaming free (UK): ITV (and ITV Hub online)
Streaming free (elsewhere): YouTube
Red carpet: 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on ITV2
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN is 100% risk-free

Also performing at the Brits are Anne-Marie, Dave, Digital Farm Animals, Ed Sheeran, Holly Humberstone, KSI, Liam Gallagher, Little Simz and Sam Fender. Adele, Sheeran, Lil Simz and Dave all have four nominations apiece. 

The folks organizing the Brits this year are doing their best to make sure safety precautions for Covid-19 are taken into consideration. A negative lateral flow test is required for entrance to the O2 Arena.

The Brit Awards 2022 red carpet starts an hour earlier, and will be on ITV2 and the Brit Awards social channels including YouTube, TikTok, Facebook and Twitter. Munya Chawawa and Nella Rose are set to host.

As for the main show, you get different hosts based on where you're watching. British stand-up comedian Mo Gillian is set to host the ITV feed, while AJ Odudu and Reece Parkinson will co-host the YouTube feed, with YouTuber Amelia Dimoldenberg also tapped to be involved.

In other TV news, Amazon Prime Video just confirmed Reacher season 2. Yes, that show just released its first season less than a week ago, but that's how big of a hit it was. And, wouldn't you believe it, but Spider-Man: No Way Home's been snubbed by the Oscars.

How to watch Adele on the Brit Awards 2022 for free in the U.K.

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The Brit Awards 2022 will be available to watch for free in the U.K., on ITV and the ITV Hub. You will, however, also need a valid U.K. TV license to watch.

How to watch Adele on the Brit Awards 2022 for free in the U.S. and around the world

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Outside of the U.K.? You can check out the feed on YouTube which also looks like it will be free.

How to watch Adele at the Brit Awards 2022 from anywhere

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Brit Awards 2022 nominees

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Dave
  • Little Simz
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Fender

Album of the Year

  • 30 – Adele
  • We’re All Alone In This Together – Dave
  • Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Little Simz
  • = (Equals) – Ed Sheeran
  • Seventeen Going Under – Sam Fender

Best Group

  • Little Mix
  • Coldplay
  • D-Block Europe
  • Wolf Alice
  • London Grammar

Song of the Year

  • “Latest Trends” – A1 and J1
  • “Easy on Me” – Adele
  • “Don’t Play” – Annie-Marie, KSI, Digital Farm Animals
  • “Remember” – Becky Hill with David Guetta
  • “Obsessed With You” – Central Cee
  • “Clash” – Dave ft Stormzy
  • “Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran
  • “Cold Heart” (PNAU Remix) – Elton John, Dua Lipa
  • “Heat Waves” – Glass Animals
  • “Bed” – Joel Corry, Raye, David Guetta
  • “Holiday” – KSI
  • “Wellerman” (220 Kid and Billen Ted Remix) – Nathan Evans
  • “Friday (Dopamine Re-edit)” – Riton x Nightcrawlers ft Mufasa and Hypeman
  • “Body” – Tion Wayne and Russ Millions
  • “Little Bit of Love” – Tom Grennan

Best New Artist

  • Central Cee
  • Griff
  • Joy Crookes
  • Little Simz
  • Self Esteem


  • Coldplay
  • Glass Animals
  • Sam Fender
  • Tom Grennan
  • Wolf Alice

Hip hop/grime/rap

  • Dave
  • Little Simz
  • AJ Tracey
  • Central Cee
  • Ghetts


  • Becky Hill
  • Calvin Harris
  • Fred Again
  • Joel Corry
  • Raye


  • Adele
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Griff
  • Joy Crooks

International Artist

  • Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

International Group

  • Abba
  • BTS
  • Maneskin
  • Silk Sonic: Bruno Mars/ Anderson. Paak
  • The War on Drugs

International Song of the Year

  • “Your Love (9pm)” – ATB x Topic x A7S
  • “Happier Than Ever” - Billie Eilish
  • “Love Nwantiti (ah ah ah)” – Ckay
  • “Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft Sza
  • “Girls Want Girl” – Drake ft Lil Baby
  • “Heartbreak Anthem” – Galantis, David Guetta, Little Mix
  • “Black Magic” – Jonasu
  • “Stay” – Justin Bieber, Kid Laroi
  • “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” – Lil Nas X
  • “Calling My Phone” – Lil Tjay ft 6lack
  • “Wanna Be Your Slave” – Maneskin
  • "Good 4 U” – Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Rap Star” – Polo G
  • “The Business” – Tiesto
  • “Save Your Tears” – The Weeknd

Henry T. Casey
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Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.

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