The Brit Awards 2021 takes place at the O2 Arena in London, on Tuesday (May 11th). Music stars such as Dua Lipa, The Weekend, and Coldplay performed last night.
After 14 months of restrictions, when the whole world was frozen, finally an audience of 4,000 people, including 2,500 key workers, celebrated this night live, without social distance and without the obligation to wear masks.
Comedian Jack Whitehall presented the award as the host. “We are looking for a brighter future. No more puzzles, no more zoom quizzes. We have got an audience, we have got dancers, and we have got pop stars. We are back”, said Jack at the beginning.
Last night was full of beautiful emotions and wonderful performances. This is a list of all the nominees, as well as those who went home with the award.
BRIT Award for Female Solo Artist
Dua Lipa – Winner
Lianne la Havas
The trophy was taken by the woman who saved pop music during the pandemic – Dua Lipa. “This is sick. Wow. ”, said Dua with happiness in her voice. Dua Lipa dedicates her award to Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu for her work as an advocate for nursing professionals.
BRIT Award for Male Solo Artist
J Hus – Winner
J Hus won the Brits Award for the first time. DJ Semtex accepts the Male Solo Artist award on behalf of J Hus. Dj Semtex said of J Hus: “If he was here tonight, he would say that you are stronger now than you were yesterday. “
BRIT Award for Best British Group
Little Mix – Winner
Young T & Bugsey
“It’s not easy being a female in the UK pop industry. We’ve seen the white man’s dominance, misogyny, sexism, and lack of diversity. We’ve proud of how we stuck together, stood our ground, surrounded ourselves with strong women and are now using our voices more than ever. “ It’s impossible not to love them, right?
BRIT Award for Breakthrough Аrtist
Arlo Parks – Winner
Young T & Bugsey
“I didn’t expect any of this, so anyone who’s out there, you know, dreams come true. I am living proof of that”, said Arlo, filled with happiness.
BRIT Award for British Single
Don’t Need Love – 220 Kid and Grace
Rain – Aitch and AJ Tracey featuring Tay Keith
Physical – Dua Lipa
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles – Winner
Ain’t It Different – Headie One featuring AJ Tracey and Stormzy
Head & Heart – Joel Corry featuring MNEK
Lighter – Nathan Dawe featuring KSI
Secrets – Regard and Raye
Rover – S1mba featuring DTG
Don’t Rush – Young T & Bugsey featuring Headie One
“I just continue to be baffled by moments like this and they make me more and more incredibly grateful to be able to get to do this job every day,” Harry said.
BRIT Award for Best Album
Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
Not Your Muse – Celeste
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa – Winner
Big Conspiracy – J Hus
What’s Your Pleasure? – Jessie Ware
Dua Lipa performed songs from their album and together with their energy and extraordinary dancers, raised the audience to their feet.
BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist
Billie Eilish – Winner
“Love you so much. This is an honor. “Billie Eilish (virtually) takes home the award for International Female Solo Artist.
BRIT Award for International Male Solo Artist
The Weeknd – Winner
Michelle Obama presents The Weeknd with the International Male Solo Artist award, and the singer, standing in the rain, thanked everyone and said he would like to be there to receive the award in person.
BRIT Award for International Group
Haim – Winner
Run The Jewels
The sisterly trio that is HAIM picks up the International Group award and thanks to the UK for being the first nation to embrace their sound. “The UK was the first place to embrace us”, filled with emotions they said.
BRIT Award for Rising Star
Griff – Winner
Griff proudly and happily thanked everyone who was with her and was her great support.
BRIT Award for Global Icon
WINNER: Taylor Swift
“I am really proud to be a part of this music community, especially in a year when we needed music so much. If you are experiencing turbulence and pressure, that probably means you’re rising”, said one and only, Taylor.