After her massive success at the 2012 Grammys, British singer Adele is all set to steal the show at the BRIT awards, to be held later on Tuesday.

She has been nominated for Best Single, Album of the Year and Best Female Artist categories, for a total three nominations... only one behind the most nominated artist - Ed Shereen - who has hopes in four major categories.

The BRIT awards will start with tributes to Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse.

Adele, Rihanna, Coldplay and Blur are expected to perform for the ceremony.

"For so long the Brits was just this big drunken melee of stuff and it felt like it had a lot more clarity last year and it was more precise and certainly all about the music and that's what the Brits are all about," host James Corden was quoted as saying by Sky News.