The 40th Brit Awards are being held this evening

The 40th Brit Awards are being held this evening

The ceremony is taking place at London's O2 arena

Billie Eilish will perform the theme song to the new Bond film for the first time at the Brit Awards today, where singer Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave lead the male-dominated nominations.

The Scottish singer has secured four nods in the male solo artist, song of the year, new artist of the year and album categories for performers.

Dave finds himself pitted against the Glaswegian in the same four categories, with his Mercury Prize-winning album Psychodrama and single Location making the shortlist.

Only four nominations out of a possible 25 in the categories which are not gender-specific feature women.

There are no female performers included in the shortlists for best group or album awards.

It comes after the Brits' voting academy underwent a major overhaul in 2017 to make it more gender balanced and diverse, with hundreds of new members invited to join the pool.

Eilish will perform the title track to No Time To Die at the ceremony, after releasing the single last week.

The song, which she wrote with her brother Finneas, will accompany Daniel Craig's last outing as James Bond.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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