It’s that time of year again where the Music enthusiasts gather at the O2 or in front of the TV if you don’t have the golden ticket, for the Brit Awards celebrating Music in Britain and across the globe for it’s international categories. Glammed up on the red carpet or glammed down in your PJ’s with a glass of wine, the common interest and passion of music is celebrated across the country. Now each year we urge our favourites to win whether that be reoccurring talents such as Coldplay and Adele or exciting newbies such as Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and Stormzy. But we can all agree this years Brit Awards meant something more and proved more with nominations for Skepta, Stormzy and Kano as the Grime and Hip Hop genre is usually overlooked and quickly forgotten. Constant and confusing changes that are occurring around the world proves this moment in time is pinnacle and iconic; and it’s about time for this change and recognition that the hard working people deserve. Ed Sheeran’s performance with Stormzy was undoubtedly the highlight of the night where performances from Katy Perry proved exciting but quickly forgotten… unless you saw the house fall off the stage?! Chris Martin stunned a heart warming tribute to George Michael and a standing ovation to David Bowie’s win for British Male Solo Artist was emotional. Son of David Bowie, Duncan Jones’ “This is for the Kooks” will remain iconic and inspirational.
It appears this years Brit Awards was all lovely and respectable with each winner defining their moment in music history with inspirational and emotional speeches that represent the new changes for the future, for instance The 1975 win for Best British Group urge you to “Not stay in your lane” with correlation to their fantastic performance that conveyed judgemental quotes that the band received and a middle finger to all those that misjudged them. All in all, it was a fantastic night and proves the Brits is a brilliant celebratory of Music and Arts in Britain. Though we can’t deny we wanted another Madonna 2015 episode, Damn everyone keeping their sh*t together.
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
David Bowie – Blackstar
BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
One Direction – History
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
A Tribe Called Quest
GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD