Dua Lipa (pictured) and Stormzy were the big winners at the BRITs last night (21 February), bagging two awards each.
Dua Lipa took home the awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act, and thanked, ‘every single female who has been on this stage before me,’ for allowing female artists, ‘to dream this big.’
Stormzy won British Male Solo Artist and the coveted British Album Of The Year for his debut Gang Signs and Prayer. He said of the record: ‘I’ve never given my entire being to an album… I didn’t have anything left after.
‘We made something that I think is undeniable.’
Both artists performed on the night, with Stormzy using his platform to criticise the government’s response to the Grenfell fire. Performing under sprinklers – interpreted by many on social media as a reference to the lack of a sprinkler system in the building – he rapped: ‘Yo, Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?
‘You’re criminals, and you got the cheek to call us savages? You should do some jail time, you should pay some damages. We should burn your house down and see if you can manage this?’
Elsewhere, Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Rag’n’Bone Man and Sam Smith performed.
Ed Sheeran was awarded the Global Success Award, presented by Ronnie Wood who said of Sheeran’s place in British music: ‘He is really one of the top talents we have.’
Other winners on the night included Rag’n’Bone Man for British Single and Harry Styles for British Artist Video of the Year.
Watch our Instagram story coverage here and see the full list of winners below.
— M Magazine (@M_magazinePRS) February 22, 2018
BRITs 2018 winners
Mastercard British Album of the Year
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
British Producer of the Year
Rag’n’Bone Man – Human
British Artist Video of the Year
Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
Critics’ Choice Award
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Global Success Award