Hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, Britain’s premier music awards ceremony took place in London on Tuesday.
The 40th annual Brit Awards, held at the O2 Arena, aired in the U.K. on ITV or STV.
Only eight awards are handed out at the ceremony, but like the Grammys, the Brits ceremony features a number of live performances. This year, Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi, Harry Styles and Mabel gave highly-energetic and emotional performances during the first half of the show, setting the scene for a vibrant evening.
Billie Eilish came on stage to perform her theme song for the upcoming Bond movie No Time to Die.
Capaldi and Dave topped the nominations, nabbing four (male solo artist, new artist, song and album of the year) each. Album of the year nominations went to Stormzy (Heavy Is the Head), Michael Kiwanuka (Kiwanuka), Capaldi (Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent), Dave (Psychodrama) and Harry Styles (Fine Line).
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber (“I Don’t Care”), Mabel (“Don’t Call Me Up”), Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man (“Giant”), Dave ft Burna Boy (“Location”), Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus (“Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”), AJ Tracey (“Ladbroke Grove”), Lewis Capaldi (“Someone You Loved”), Tom Walker (“Just You and I”), Sam Smith and Normani (“Dancing With a Stranger”) and Stormzy (“Vossi Bop”) won best song nods.
Accepting album of the year, Dave encouraged other young people to pursue musical ambitions when he said, “This is one of the biggest honors of my entire life, but I just want to use this time to say, everyone that comes from the place that I come from; all my people from South London, East London… all my young kings and queens that are chasing their dreams, I am no different to you, I swear to god, I am no different to you.”
See the full list of winners below.
Male Solo Artist – Stormzy
Female Solo Artist – Mabel
Best Group – Foals
Song of the Year – Lewis Capaldi – Someone You loved
Mastercard Album of the Year – Dave – Psychodrama
Best New artist – Lewis Capaldi
International Female Solo Artist – Billie Eilish
International Male Solo Artist – Tyler the Creator
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