BRITs 2018: Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy confirmed to perform

See who is taking to the stage on February 21.

The first performers for the 2018 BRIT Awards have been announced - and they're huge.

Chart toppers Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Stormzy have been confirmed, and both Ed and Stormzy will be taking to the stage for the second year in a row.

Ed Sheeran debuted the remix of Shape of You at the 2017 ceremony, with Stormzy jumping on the track to the surprise of the audience. Meanwhile, 2018 will mark Sam Smith's first BRITs live performance in three years.

The BRITs described the foursome as "UK heavyweights", and they're not kidding: Ed Sheeran scored the most streamed song ever with Shape of You in 2017, topping the Official Albums Chart for 18 weeks. He has also spent a combined 16 weeks at Number 1 this year.

Meanwhile, Sam Smith's Too Good at Goodbyes became his sixth UK Number 1 single, and Dua Lipa scooped the first UK Number 1 single by a female soloist in nearly two years with New Rules. Stormzy also made his mark - his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer was the first Grime album to peak at Number 1.

This BRITs announcement is the second in recent weeks, following a confirmed line-up of stars for The BRITs Are Coming, the nominations reveal show coming to ITV. BRITs Critics' Choice winner Jorja Smith will sing live, as will the likes of Clean Bandit and Paloma Faith. 

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