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The BRITS 2019: All You Need To Know

Thursday 21 February 2019

February 20th saw the return of the annual BRIT Awards, the UK’s biggest night for British music. Taking place at the legendary O2 arena, the night was full of spectacular performances, A-list celebrities and solid entertainment from host Jack Whitewall. The energy was high from start to finish making this year’s show one to remember.

Jack Whitewall was absolutely hilarious! With each interview with the guests packed full of zingers and awkwardly, funny moments (we’re looking at you, Little Mix and Shawn Mendes). Last year’s controversy surrounding his material didn’t hold back the comedian.

The night was full of spectacular performances

To open the show Hugh Jackman sang the number The Greatest Show from the 2017 hit musical The Greatest Showman. The performance was full of acrobats, fire and amazing vocals from Jackman.

Jorja Smith sang her hit ballad Don’t Watch Me Cry, a beautiful performance that displayed her angelic voice.

Calvin Harris performed a medley of his most recent hits Giant, One Kiss and Promises with Rag’N’Bone man, Sam Smith, and Dua Lipa.

George Ezra performed his bluesy and soulful hit Shotgun

Little Mix brought the sass and energy to their performance of the song Woman Like Me, tapping South London rapper Ms Banks take over vocals from Nicki Minaj.

The 1975 performed their amazing hit Sincerity is Scary. The gang was accompanied by a soulful choir and funky live band

Jess Glyne and H.ER. brought an empowering message of self-love and the tackling of social beauty standards with their performance of their hit single Thursday.

Recipient of the Outstanding Contribution award and all-around badass P!nk closed the show with a fiery performance of some of her most recent hits, including Try, Just Give Me A Reason, and Just Like Fire,to name a few.

And of course the Awards…

The 1975 and Calvin Harris were the big winners of the night, with both artists winning 2 awards each!

The 1975 took home Best British Group and British Album of the Year.

Calvin nabbed British Single and Best British Producer.

Other Winners included Little Mix with their win for British Artist Video of the Year.Jorja Smith and Geroge Ezra for British Male Solo Artist and British Female Solo Artist respectively!

Tom Walker who was featured in our very own Quick Fire Session this month took home the award for British Breakthrough Act.

The 2019 BRITS was a night to remember and has set the bar incredibly high for next year. Check out the full list of winners and some of our favourite performances from last night below!

List of Winners:

British Album of the Year: The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

British Female Solo Artist: Jorja Smith

British Group: George Ezra

British Breakthough Act:  Tom Walker

Critics Choice: Sam Fender

British Single: Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa One Kiss

International Female Artist: Ariana Grande

International Male Artist: Drake

International Group: The Carters

Brits Global Success Award: Ed Sheeran

British Producer of the year: Calvin Harris

Some of our top performances:

Jorja Smith – Don’t Watch Me Cry

George Ezra – Shotgun

Calvin Harris – One Kiss, Promises, and Giant medely