Calvin Harris, George Ezra, The 1975 and Ariana Grande are among the big winners at The Brit awards 2019.
The Brit Awards 2019 excited the large crowd in the London’s O2 Arena ladt night. Jack Whitehall, the English comedian, presented the ceremony.
George Ezra was the first act to win an award for British male solo artist. His album Staying At Tamara’s has enjoyed a very successful 12 months ranking in the charts.
He said his win was “an incredible honour” and performed Shotgun, the hit of his two-time platinum selling album to the ecstatic audience.
The Mancunian band, The 1975 took home the British group and British album gongs; they last won as British Group in 2017. Their album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, covers hot topics including Donald Trump, heroin addiction and 21st-century sex.
In the international categories for The Brit Awards 2019, Ariana Grande won best female and Drake best male.
The Thank U, Next singer was absent from the ceremony and sent a video message. In the video, she said: “I have so much love for my fans over there. I wish I could be there next year. This is the coolest award I have ever seen.”
Beyoncé and Jay-Z made a much-discussed statement when they accepted the award for best international group for their common project, The Carters. They replicated a scene from their video Apeshit and posed in front of a portrait of Meghan Markle styled as Queen Victoria. Quite a clear show of support for the duchess indeed.
Calvin Harris, the Scottish dance producer, won his first two Brits after 14 failed nominations.
In fact, Harris is probably one of the highest-paid DJ in the world, and boasts prestigious collaborations with Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams, but the Brit award success had eluded him until now.
Finally, last night he triumphed with both British producer and British single for One Kiss, his UK No 1 with Dua Lipa.
Jorja Smith, the neo-soul singer, won the Brits as the best British female. She beat more established names such as Florence + the Machine and Lily Allen.
Scotland-born, Manchester-raised singer&songwriter Tom Walker won the gong as best British Breakthrough. His hit Leave a Light On is in its 46th week on the UK charts, and the release of his debut album is due next week.
Although Ed Sheeran did not release any new material in 2018, he won the global success award for the second year in a row at the Brit Awards. This prize is awarded to the British artist with the biggest sales worldwide.
Subsequently, the public vote for the best British video went to girl group Little Mix for their collaboration with Nicki Minaj, Woman Like Me.
Moreover, Pink won her gong as best contribution to the music and Sam Fender won the critic’s choice award.
Therefore, except for the video and breakthrough categories, the Brits academy votes for the awards. The Academy is a group of artists and professionals from the music and media industries.
Here is the full list of winners for The Brit Awards 2019:
British male: George Ezra, British female: Jorja Smith, British single: Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss, British breakthrough: Tom Walker.
British group: The 1975, British video: Little Mix – Woman Like Me (feat Nicki Minaj), International group: The Carters, International male: Drake.
International female: Ariana Grande, British album: The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, British producer: Calvin Harris.
Critics’ choice: Sam Fender, Global success award: Ed Sheeran, Outstanding contribution to music: Pink (who closed the show).
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