Russell Brand to host BRIT Awards

The comedian signs on for 2007 ceremony

Russell Brand has been confirmed as the host of the 2007 BRIT Awards.

The comedian, BBC Radio 2 and host of last year’s ShockWaves NME Awards, will take charge of the ceremony that takes place on February 14 next year.

As previously reported, Oasis are set to pick up the Outstanding Contribution Award on the night, and will play live.

The rest of the nominations for the 2007 will be announced on January 16.

The categories are:

MasterCard British Album

British Male Solo Artist

British Female Solo Artist

British Group

British Single

British Breakthrough Act

British Live Act

International Male Solo Artist

International Female Solo Artist

International Group

International Album

International Breakthrough Act