News - BRIT Award Winners



Susan Omand gives her verdict on this year's Brit Awards winners...

So that was the Brit Awards then. You can see how all my predictions did below but I'm claiming a bit of a victory here and (guessed, ok, guessed) at more than half of them correctly.  Stormzy and Dua Lipa were the "big" winners of the night, taking home two awards each. Our great and glorious leader here at Albiemedia, Steve, will be overjoyed that Lorde, Gorillaz and the Foos all won awards too while I kind of got stupidly excited that Harry Styles video won in the public vote - you mark my words, he's a Robbie Williams in the making, the kid is going to have a strong and unique game as a solo artist.

There were also the pre-announced awards for Critics Choice which went to Jorja Smith and Best Producer which went to Steve Mac but another award also sneaked in under the radar as Ed Sheeran was given a Global Success Award that I don't remember ever being mentioned anywhere before. Maybe they thought the poor guy needed some kind of recognition for all his hard work, since none of his other nominations resulted in a win.

As for the show itself... I haven't actually watched it all yet, I just caught up with the winners as they were announced on social media and watched a few of the clips of speeches and performances as I couldn't really face watching the thing live without being able to fast forward through it. I thought Justin Timberlake's performance was stronger than his half-time show at the Superbowl. And apparently it rained on Stormzy.



Here's the full list so that you can laugh at how wrong Susan Omand's predictions were for these - the real winners are in ** BOLD ITALIC **

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Anne-Marie - 'Ciao Adios'
Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams/ Katy Perry/ Big Sean - 'Feels'
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson - 'Symphony'
Dua Lipa - 'New Rules'
Ed Sheeran - 'Shape Of You' - WILL WIN
** Harry Styles - 'Sign Of The Times' - SHOULD WIN (and DID WIN!) **
Jonas Blue Ft William Singe - 'Mama'
Liam Payne Ft Quavo - 'Strip That Down'
Little Mix - 'Touch'
Zayn And Taylor Swift - 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever'

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Dave
** Dua Lipa - WILL WIN and DID WIN **
J Hus
Loyle Carner - SHOULD WIN
Sampha

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Ed Sheeran - WILL WIN
Liam Gallagher
Loyle Carner
Rag'N'Bone Man - SHOULD WIN
** Stormzy - DID WIN **

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Arcade Fire
** Foo Fighters - DID WIN **
Haim - WILL WIN
The Killers - SHOULD WIN
LCD Soundsystem

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Alicia Keys
Björk
** Lorde WILL WIN (and DID WIN!) **
P!nk SHOULD WIN
Taylor Swift

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Beck
Childish Gambino SHOULD WIN (apparently)
DJ Khaled
Drake
** Kendrick Lamar WILL WIN (and DID WIN!) **

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Dua Lipa - 'Dua Lipa'
Ed Sheeran - '÷' WILL WIN
J Hus - 'Common Sense'
Rag'n'Bone Man - 'Human' SHOULD WIN
** Stormzy - 'Gang Signs & Prayer' - DID WIN **

BRITISH SINGLE

Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams/ Katy Perry/Big Sean - 'Feels'
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson - 'Symphony'
Dua Lipa - 'New Rules' - WILL WIN
Ed Sheeran - 'Shape Of You'
J Hus - 'Did You See'
Jax Jones Ft Raye - 'You Don't Know Me' SHOULD WIN 
Jonas Blue Ft William Singe - 'Mama'
Liam Payne Ft Quavo - 'Strip That Down'
Little Mix - 'Touch'
** Rag'n'Bone Man - 'Human' - DID WIN **

BRITISH GROUP

** Gorillaz - SHOULD WIN (and DID WIN!) **
London Grammar
Royal Blood
Wolf Alice
The xx  - WILL WIN

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

** Dua Lipa ** - WILL WIN  (and DID WIN!)
Jessie Ware
Kate Tempest
Laura Marling
Paloma Faith - SHOULD WIN


images - Brit Awards, Capitlal Xtra