Pictures: Brit Awards 2013 - stars arrive on red carpet

20 February 2013 Last updated at 19:50 GMT

Pictures of the stars arriving on the red carpet for the Brit Awards 2013 at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday evening.
One Direction
Could One Direction win best British group or the new global success award? Who knows! But one thing we know for sure is that they're performing their Comic Relief song during the show!
Emeli Sande
The lady everyone's talking about! Emeli Sande is up for three awards - best female, best album (Our Version of Events) and best single (Next to Me).
Alt-J
Alt-J are also up for three prizes - best group, best album (An Awesome Wave) and breakthrough act. Their album won the respected Mercury Music Prize last year.
Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons are up for best group, best album (Babel) and best live act. The boys have had a great year Stateside - Babel was the fourth biggest album in America in 2012! They also might nab that new global success award.
Rita Ora
Rita Ora had a great 2012, with three number one singles and a chart-topping album. She's up for best single (R.I.P.) and breakthrough act.
Olly Murs
Will Olly Murs still be smiling at the end of the night? He's hoping for success in the best male and best single (Troublemaker) categories.
Taylor Swift
Harry Styles, watch out! Taylor Swift is here - the best international female nominee is performing at the event.
Justin Timberlake
US superstar Justin Timberlake is another act taking to the stage.
Tom Odell
There shouldn't be any nerves for Tom Odell - he's already got a Brit in the bag. He's this year's Critics' Choice winner, given to the rising star tipped for big things. Previous winners include Adele and Jessie J.
JLS
Looking very smart, JLS! The boys have won two Brits before - breakthrough act and best single (for Beat Again) in 2010.
Mitch and Janis Winehouse
Amy Winehouse's dad, Mitch, pays tribute to the late singer. She's in the running for best female solo artist, making her the first act to be nominated after they've died.
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran isn't nominated this year but he won breakthough act and best male last year!