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Adele confirmed as first BRIT Awards performer

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Adele confirmed as first BRIT Awards performer

Adele is the first artist confirmed to perform at the BRIT Awards 2016.

The 'Hello' hitmaker - who made her triumphant return to the music industry this year after a four-year hiatus - will perform at the ceremony held at London's O2 Arena on February 24.

BRITs chairman Max Lousada said: "You couldn't get a bigger name in music right now. Adele is having an exceptional moment and the Brits are delighted to be a part of her history, her present and future."

It is likely to be an emotional performance for the 27-year-old singer - who is a three-time BRIT Award winner herself - as she recently teared up during her first fully live concert in four years.

She told the crowd: "I know I've been quiet, I just wanted to come back and surprise you. I didn't want to tell you anything because I wanted it to be a surprise. I feel like this is the start now.

"We've been planning it for months and I'm just so happy and before the show I was like, 'Oh God I want it to be over,' because I was so nervous, but I've managed to remember every moment of this show."

The BRIT Awards with MasterCard 2016 takes place at London's O2 Arena on February 24.