The BRIT Awards are the crowning night in British music, with the British Phonographic Industry naming the year's best albums, songs and artists. Many of those artists—David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure—are well known to American audiences, though many more are not.
But it's a mistake to ignore them: BRIT Award breakouts from previous years—Adele, One Direction and more—eventually dominated America, so we should be paying attention. Here are singers and producers you should get familiar with ahead of this year's show.
Fuse has the exclusive U.S. television broadcast of The BRIT Awards 2014, which air on Wednesday, February 19 at 8:45/7:45C.