The Brits 2016 just got way bigger. Justin Bieber and Coldplay have been announced as the latest major names who will perform at the U.K. awards show next year.
The "Hello" songstress was announced as the first performer on Wednesday. Adele's performance at the show will see her return to the stage where she launched her career with a Critics' Choice Award in 2008.
Amid his hugely successful comeback, during which Bieber's chart-topping, critically acclaimed Purpose album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's 200 chart, he became the first artist to have three consecutive weeks at number one and two since The Beatles in 1968. The Canadian heartthrob will be a welcome addition to the stars performing at London's 02 Arena.
Bieber won the Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act in 2011. His 2016 appearance will be his first performance at the show.
Nope, you weren't dreaming - @JustinBieber is ACTUALLY going to perform at the ACTUAL #BRITs #BieberBRITs https://t.co/KEWmqktQfeThe Brit awards will be televised live by ITV from the 02 Arena on Wednesday, February 24. By then, Coldplay will have had a few weeks to recover from their Super Bowl halftime gig on February 7.
— BRIT Awards (@brits) December 18, 2015
The band last played The Brits back in 2013.
See you there! #ColdplayBRITs #BRITs https://t.co/iYRxZfQIs1On Thursday, Brit organizers said, "We are beyond thrilled to announce that British superstars Coldplay and global phenomenon Justin Bieber will be joining Adele at the U.K.'s biggest night in music in February at The O2."
— Coldplay (@coldplay) December 18, 2015
In a statement, Brits chairman Max Lousada added, "The Brits are excited to welcome two of the biggest acts in the world right now to next year's awards - Coldplay, who are undoubtedly one of our greatest music success stories, and pop sensation Justin Bieber, who will be coming to London for his first-ever Brits performance. Next year's awards is shaping up to be a fantastic night of British and international music."
British comic hosts "Ant" and "Dec" will host the Brits ceremony, which will air live on ITV from London's O2 Arena on February 24, 2016.
Adele. Bieber. Coldplay. The ABC of #BRITs 2016! (pretty pleased with that tbh) HOW GOOD IS THIS LINE-UP SO FAR?! pic.twitter.com/1hJSDhNKJiMeanwhile, in other Bieber news, the singer rocked the Jingle Ball in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday night.
— BRIT Awards (@brits) December 18, 2015
Hosted by local radio station, Power 96.1, the superstar headlined the Georgia event at the Phillips Arena, which also saw performances from Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Hailee Steinfield, and Fifth Harmony.
Justin, who was still wearing the gold tooth he jokingly debuted on social media the night before, wore an all-black ensemble as he powered through his set to the delight of the screaming crowd.
Following its August 28 release, "What Do You Mean?" debuted at No.1 on Billboard's Hot 100, with 17 of the 18 songs on the deluxe edition of Purpose also simultaneously entering the chart.
In so doing, Bieber broke a 51-year-old record set by The Beatles, and a more recent record set by Drake; both of whom had multiple entries in the Hot 100.
The island-flavored "Sorry" is currently No. 2 on the U.K.'s official singles chart and the Hot 100.
Bieber currently reigns at No. 1 with "Love Yourself" in the U.K. The Jingle Bell crowd sang along to every word.
The Canadian also raided his back catalog to perform older hits such as 2012's "Boyfriend," "As Long As You Love Me," "All That Matters," and "Hold Tight" from his 2013 Journals album.
Adding a festive note, Bieber also sang one song from his 2011 Under The Mistletoe Christmas album.
Candid moments during Justin's set were captured by fans and organizers. The Biebs experienced some problems fixing his microphone stand, which broke onstage.
Post-show, Bieber took to Twitter to express gratitude, writing, "Atlanta u know I love u. Thanks for an incredible night. See u on the #PurposeWorldTour!"
He continued, "Forever I love Atlanta," acknowledging the Georgia city in his personal history as his first destination when he left Stratford, Canada in 2007 at the age of 13 to begin his professional career in the U.S.
Justin will kick off the North American leg of his mammoth tour on March 9 at Washington's Key Arena at Seattle Center. Following last week's announcement of European dates, further concerts at London's 02 Arena, Glasgow, and other cities have now been added.
Will you be tuning in to watch Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Adele, and more at the Brits next year?
#JingleBallATL pic.twitter.com/c5HX0AOg3m"My mama don't like you and she likes everyone" #JustinBieber #JingleBallATL pic.twitter.com/j2FpXYXtmS
— 103.7 KISS FM (@KissChattanooga) December 18, 2015ATL, you were beautiful tonight 😘 @justinbieber #JustinBieber #Beliebers #JingleBallATL pic.twitter.com/d2iIn9TlIT
— POWER 96.1 (@POWERATL) December 18, 2015#JingleBallATL pic.twitter.com/ZdD5q2DE8c
— 103.7 KISS FM (@KissChattanooga) December 18, 2015#JingleBallATL pic.twitter.com/eTpOcHdOMT
— 103.7 KISS FM (@KissChattanooga) December 18, 2015Justin had a mic problem lol #JingleBallATL pic.twitter.com/LfKaETLXb0
— 103.7 KISS FM (@KissChattanooga) December 18, 2015
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