Mumford and Sons, Emeli Sande, Ben Howard – the early line-up of this year’s BRIT Awards suggested the whole ceremony was going to be one long dullfest.
But thankfully, the organisers have realised that not everyone’s into twee nu-folk and bland soul, and have now recruited one of the biggest names in pop music to liven up proceedings, Justin Timberlake.
The 32-year-old last performed at the UK music industry’s biggest event way back in 2003 with a medley of ‘Like I Love You,’ ‘Cry Me A River‘ and a duet with Kylie Minogue on a cover of Blondie’s ‘Rapture.’
And now having announced his return to the music scene with his upcoming third album, ‘The 20/20 Experience,’ the former ‘N Sync star will take to the BRITs stage for a rendition of new single, ‘Suit & Tie.’
BRITs chairman David Joseph said he was delighted that Timberlake had agreed to perform:
“Justin is an exceptional artist with global appeal and unrivalled successes. We are thrilled to add him to a stellar lineup that will celebrate an amazing year of music and make this one of the strongest Brit live shows to date.”
And with rumours surfacing that Jay-Z and Beyonce might join him on the night, the Feb 20 show finally looks like something worth getting excited about.