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Rihanna will perform material from her new album Anti at the Brit Awards 2016 on 24 February Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc

The Brit Awards 2016 has gotten even more exciting with Rihanna joining the star-studded line-up. It will be the fourth time the Diamonds singer has performed at the Brits following her rendition of Umbrella with the Klaxons in 2008, a medley of Only Girl In The World, S&M and What's My Name in 2011 and hit single We Found Love in 2012.

It is yet to be revealed which song the 27-year-old will perform at the ceremony taking at London's O2 Arena on 24 February but the pop star has just released her new single, Work featuring Drake. Rihanna's addition to the line-up comes just days after she released her eighth studio album, Anti, after a four-year hiatus. The album, which boasts 13 tracks, was streamed more than 13 million times within 14 hours of its release and has been already certified platinum despite debuting at number 27 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Rihanna's eighth album Anti was streamed 13 million times in 14 hours on Tidal Roc Nation/Roy Nachum

Two days after the Brits, Rihanna will embark on her 65-date Anti world tour beginning in San Diego, California on 26 February before making her way around the rest of North America and heading over to Europe in June. Rihanna's rumoured boyfriend and rapper, Travis Scott, will support the singer as she performs the US dates while r'n'b singer The Weeknd and rapper Big Sean are confirmed as special guests at selected European dates.

Previously confirmed to perform at the Brits are Adele, who will belt out her chart-topping single Hello, British rockers Coldplay, singers Justin Bieber, Jess Glynne, James Bay and The Weeknd, and girl group Little Mix. Receiving the most nominations for the 2016 awards ceremony are Adele, James Bay and Years & Years who are competing with four nods each, while other nominees include Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, One Direction and Jess Glynne.

However, the Brits have faced some backlash with UK grime MC Stormzy criticising the awards for the lack of diversity among the nominations. The rapper said on BBC Radio 1: "It was such a great year for grime and underground music. I thought maybe this year it might get celebrated. You know when you've got that little bit of hope and that little bit of faith, and then they didn't. I thought it was such a shame. It's just a matter of breaking the doors down and carrying on."