BRIT Awards 2018
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On February 21st, the BRIT Awards commandeered London's O2 arena for a night of glitz, glamour and awkward gags, courtesy of host Jack Whitehall. The night's big winners were Dua Lipa, who took home the awards for British Female and British Breakthrough, and Stormzy who scooped British Male and British Album. Check out a full list of victors below, and pick up music from the night's performers, including Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Kendrick Lamar.
Featuring four debuts, 2018’s British album category pitted one of Britain’s most successful musical exports, Ed Sheeran, against last year’s British Breakthrough Winner, Rag'n'Bone Man, and 2017’s big break-out stars Stormzy, Dua Lipa and J Hus. It was Stormzy who ultimately triumphed with Gang Signs & Prayer.
After missing out on nine previous nods, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's virtual pop group Gorillaz finally picked up their first BRIT. Albarn took collaborators Little Simz, Savages' Jehnny Beth and U.S. rapper Dram onstage with him to accept the award.
Beating the pop R&B of Neneh Cherry’s daughter, Mabel McVey, and dancehall-loving rapper Stefflon Don, Jorja Smith picks up the mantle from Rag'n'Bone Man as the recipient of this year’s Critics’ Choice award. Her soulful tones have picked up comparisons to Amy Winehouse, and songs like ‘Let Me Down’ suggest she has as much potential.