24-year-old musician James Bay has been announced as the winner of The BRIT Awards 2015 Critics' Choice Award. Bay beat the likes of George The Poet and Years & Years to the award.

"I'm pretty speechless," he says. "After all the years I've spent watching the BRITs and even after this year; watching my fan base grow so much, I never ‎thought I'd actually be getting an award myself. And what a huge honour to be following the incredible artists who've won before! I'm really chuffed, thank you to everyone who has supported me."

The BRIT Awards take place on February 25th at the O2. The singer will perform at the Brits' nomination show on January 15th, alongside FKA Twigs and Clean Bandit.