2017 ceremony will be held on February 24
The BRIT Awards have unveiled next year’s awards trophy statues. Check it out below.
The 2017 ceremony will be held on February 24 at the O2 arena and broadcast on ITV2.
The late architect Zaha Hadid has designed this year’s trophies, one of the final commissions of her career.
BRITs Chairman Jason Iley said of the news: “We are delighted with the finished statues. Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the Award into the future.”
Singer Michael Buble is due to host the event. The last two years have seen the ceremony presented by Ant & Dec, while James Corden was the host for four years prior to that.
Robbie Williams will receive the 2017’s BRITs Icon Award. The former member of Take That has already won the Outstanding Contribution To Music award, and now will be honoured for earning “a special place” in UK fans’ hearts with his “enduring appeal and his exceptional track record of hit singles”.
Robbie Williams recently revealed that he sent one of his Brit Awards to Wayne Rooney. “I’ve given [the awards] away. Dad’s got one, my mum’s got a couple, Wayne Rooney’s got one…” the singer said.
He added: “I was stoned and Wayne got injured in a match, and I shouted to my manager: ‘Michael, will you send a Brit to Wayne Rooney? Tell him to get better from me’… But it was well intentioned, and he sent me a pair of signed football boots. So, good deal!”
Watch Craig David speak to NME at this year’s BRIT Awards below: