MuchMusic to air Brit Awards same day as the UK

BritAwardsMusic lovers in Canada will be in tune with The Brit Awards this year with MuchMusic announcing they will air the awards ceremony on the same day as they happen in the UK.

Now that the Grammy stardust has settled, it’s time for a British invasion with the premiere of The Brit Awards 2013, Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. ET, exclusively on MuchMusic.

The Brit Awards 2013 celebrate the musical achievements of British and International artists and this year is set to blow the roof off the O2 Arena with performances by Taylor Swift, Emeli Sandé, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Ben Howard, One Direction, Robbie Williams, and Justin Timberlake. Reprising his role as MC for a third year is BAFTA award-winning, U.K. television superstar James Corden (Gulliver’s Travels, Little Britain).

Leading up to the premiere, MuchMusic brings viewers the hottest interviews, fashion, and excitement from The Brit Awards 2013 red carpet as New.Music.Live. host Lauren Toyota chats with celebs making their way into the O2 Arena.

The red carpet special airs on New.Music.Live. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. ET, with additional highlights between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ETleading up to the main event. Catch more exclusive Brit Awards fun the following day, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. ET on NML, as Toyota shares winners’ reactions backstage.

Viewers can relive The Brit Awards 2013 with encore airings Saturday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. ET and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. ET. For a full list of nominees and the latest news on The Brit Awards 2013, viewers can visit www.muchmusic.com/brits. The Brit Awards 2013 will also be available online, after its broadcast premiere.

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