Ball’s up at Classic Britsmain
Afte a five-year break, the music biz shabang is back with a change of name.
No more Classical Brits. It’s Classic.
Pop duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.
Hosted by Classic FM’s underwear model Mylene Klass.
Don’t miss it, will you?
The Classic BRIT Awards returns for 2018 for the first time in 5 years – reformatted and refreshed, exclusively broadcast on ITV and in partnership with Classic FM – to celebrate the growing appeal of classical and music from film, television, theatre and games.
These musical genres are now enjoyed in more ways than ever before and 2018’s Awards will pay tribute to the brightest and the best, celebrate our classic legends and look firmly to the future.
Announced today for the show on 13th June at the Royal Albert Hall are hostsMyleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong. Both are presenters on Classic FM and musicians in their own right and this will be Myleene’s 7th Classic BRIT Awards. Alexander is welcomed for the first time and is also one of the genre’s most popular acts with 2 top 10 albums to his name. Apple Music is the official music service for this year’s awards.
The first performers for the Royal Albert Hall event are also announced today, proving that this music gives rise to global stars, national treasures and exciting new talent.
Andrea Bocelli is Classic BRIT Awards’ royalty. The biggest selling classical artist of all time, he has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes and the Royal Family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. Known for opera and global crossover hits including ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, he recently scored a worldwide Number 1 with Ed Sheeran on the song ‘Perfect Symphony’ and has a very special performance in mind for this year’s ceremony.
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe are two great modern voices who came ‘Together’ for 2016’s best-selling album in the UK, achieving the Christmas Number 1 record. In 2017, their second album ‘Together Again’ went straight to Number 1 and two sold out arena tours cemented their position as two of Britain’s best loved entertainers and pushed their record sales over 1 million within a year.