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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:14am ET by  

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BRIT Awards will pay tribute to George Michael

The BRIT Awards will take place tonight (February 22) in London at the O2 Arena and there will be a special tribute to the late George Michael during the ceremony

A tweet was shared from the official BRITs account this morning that reads: "The BRITs will pay tribute to @GeorgeMichael tonight - a true British music icon."

Performers for tonight's event include Katy Perry, Ed SheeranBruno Mars, Little MixThe 1975Robbie WilliamsEmeli Sandé and Skepta. The hosts will be Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis.

'Chained to the Rhythm' sensation Katy Perry issued a statement on her forthcoming performance and said: "I'm excited to come back to one of my favourite countries, where most of my favourite musical influences come from. After 3 years, I'm excited to return to the Brits' stage to kick off a new era of purposeful pop." 

Watch Adele's tribute to George Michael at the GRAMMYs here:

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