Michael Bublé has been unveiled as the host of the BRIT Awards 2017. The 41-year-old Canadian singer will present the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena on February 22.
Next year’s BRITs will mark the 16th time Bublé – who is set to release ninth album Nobody But Me on October 21 – has appeared at the Greenwich venue. Only this time, he’ll be hosting rather than crooning, following up a series of TV appearances with his biggest role yet. The singer, who has amassed worldwide sales of over 32 million albums, has received three BRIT nominations during his career.
Commenting on the announcement, Bublé said: “It’s a huge honour for me to host such a big night in music. Even though I didn’t grow up as a Brit I’ve always been well aware of The BRIT Awards and their impact globally. As a fan of music this is the perfect gig. I’m very much looking forward to February and celebrating the success stories of a great year in music.”
BRITS chairman Jason Iley said: “This is a huge coup for The BRIT Awards and we are delighted to announce Michael as our host for 2017. He is an extremely talented and charismatic world-class entertainer much loved by the British public. Michael will add an exciting element to our show in 2017.”
It has also been announced that the nominations for the 37th BRIT Awards will be revealed on Saturday January 14 in a special televised show featuring special performances. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Robbie Williams will be honoured with the BRITs Icon Award, following in the footsteps of David Bowie and Elton John.
This year’s winners included Adele, James Bay, Justin Bieber and Björk.