Last night’s BRIT Awards was a big one and not just for the nominees.
It was the first televised awards show with a live audience and, following a rave in Liverpool and one or two other events, one of the first mass gatherings with no masks and social distancing. It’s too early to tell how successful this part of the government’s pilot scheme was, but with stakes this high, they left little to chance. All attendees had to present a negative COVID test on entry and everyone will be tested after.
On to the important stuff. J Hus was the night’s big star, scooping up the Best Male award, which Semtex collected in his absence. Elsewhere, Arlo Parks scooped up Breakthrough Artist, Dua Lipa won Best Female and Mastercard Album Of The Year for Future Nostalgia,Harry Styles won Best Song Of The Year for “Watermelon Sugar” and Little Mix won Best Group.
You can find the full list of nominees and winners below.
Mastercard British Album of the Year
Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia – WINNER
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?
J Hus – WINNER
Female Solo Artist
Dua Lipa – WINNER
Lianne La Havas
Little Mix – WINNER
Young T & Bugsey
Arlo Parks – WINNER
Young T & Bugsey
220 Kid & GRACEY – “Don’t Need Love”
Aitch & AJ Tracey feat. Tay Keith – “Rain”
Dua Lipa – “Physical”
Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar” – WINNER
Headie One feat. AJ Tracey and Stormzy – “Ain’t It Different”
Joel Corry feat. MNEK – “Head & Heart”
Nathan Dawe feat. KSI – “Lighter”
Regard & RAYE – “Secrets”
S1MBA feat. DTG – “Rover”
Young T & Bugsey feat. Headie One – “Don’t Rush”
International Male Solo Artist
The Weeknd – WINNER
International Female Solo Artist
Billie Eilish – WINNER
HAIM – WINNER
Run The Jewels
BRITs Rising Star
Griff – WINNER