Brit Awards 2015: Kanye West confirmed to perform alongside Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

Madonna, Sam Smith and Take That will also take to the stage tonight

Rapper Kanye West will top the bill of artists performing at tonight's Brit Awards, organisers have confirmed.

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The "Gold Digger" singer will join Taylor Swift, Madonna, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran on stage at the O2 in London for the annual event.

Other performers include Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Royal Blood and Take That.

Candice Morrissey, head of YouTube music partnerships across Europe, said: “Kanye West tops off an amazing set of performers at this year's Brit Awards with some of the biggest British and global stars taking the stage.

 

”We're excited to partner with the Brits again this year so anyone outside of the UK who can't tune in on TV can watch their favourite artists live on the Brits YouTube channel.“

Three-time Brit Award winner West's only previous appearance at the event came in 2006, when he was joined by 77 dancers covered in gold paint. The awards event - officially called the Brit Awards 2015 with MasterCard - is one of the biggest nights in the music business calendar and the ceremony will be shown on ITV and YouTube.

Performances will be available on Google Play Music after the show, with Google Play donating to War Child and The Brit Trust every time a song is streamed or downloaded.

PA

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