The 2009 BRIT Awards will take place Feb. 18 at London's Earls Court Arena.

The flagship event -- the U.K. equivalent of the Grammy Awards -- will again be broadcast live on ITV1, the country's No. 1 commercial TV channel.

The list of nominees for the awards will be unveiled Jan. 20 at London venue the Roundhouse and be broadcast on ITV's sister digital network ITV2.

Ged Doherty, chairman of the BRITs committee, said in a statement: "The success of BRITs 2008 gives us a great platform to now take it on to even greater heights."