The participation of George Ezra, Little Mix, The 1975, and actor Hugh Jackman, who performed a song from the film “The Greatest Showman”, were some of the main attractions in this year’s edition of the BRIT Awards held this week at the O2 Arena in London. The biggest anticipation, however, was for the announcement of the winners in the 14 different categories.
The pop and rock band The 1975 won two Brit Awards: for best group and best album of the year with “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.”
The Scottish DJ, Calvin Harris, who has collaborated with artists such as Rihanna and Sam Smith won the Brit Award for best producer and best song “One Kiss” which he produced with singer Dua Lipa.
American singer-songwriter Pink, who closed the ceremony with a medley of her most popular songs, was honoured for her outstanding contribution to the music industry. She is the first international artist to have ever received this award.
Soul singer, Jorja Smith, won the Brit Award for best solo artist while George Ezra won the Brit Award for best British artist.
The best video of the year went to the group Little Mix with their song “Woman Like Me” which they produced in collaboration with American rapper Nicki Minaj, while Tom Walker won British Breakthrough Act with”Leave a Light on”.
In the international category, singer Ariana Grande, who achieved great success with her hit, “Thank U, Next” won the Brit Award for best female solo artist while Canadian rapper Drake, won the award for best solo international artist.
The Carters, singer Beyonce and her husband rapper Jay Z, won the award for best international group.