Jorja Smith, George Ezra, The 1975 Win At BRIT Awards
The 1975 took home two BRIT Awards at last night’s ceremony at The O2, London: British Group and British Album of the Year for A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Jorja Smith, last year’s Critics’ Choice winner, won British Female Solo Artist, while George Ezra won in the male category.
The international winners, none of whom were present to pick up their trophy, include Ariana Grande (International Female Solo Artist), Drake won his second BRIT Award in the International Male Solo Artist category, following his first win in 2017. The Carters were crowned International Group.
One guest from overseas did show up, though: Hugh Jackman, who opened the award ceremony with a “Greatest Showman” performance. The night was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.
Tom Walker was crowned British Breakthrough Act, Calvin Harris won Best British Producer and also British Single for “One Kiss” feat. Dua Lipa.
Harris was also one of the live acts of the evening, performing three of his recent collaborations with
Rag N Bone Man (“Giant”), Sam Smith (“Promises”) and Dua Lipa, respectively, back to back.
The BRIT Awards 2019 also hosted performances from George Ezra, Jorja Smith, Jess Glynne with H.E.R., Little Mix, the winners of the British Artist Video Award, with Ms Banks and The 1975. Pink closed the show with a four song medley following the presentation of her Outstanding Contribution to Music award.
Unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran won the BRITs Global Success Award for a second year in a row. Since he was currently on tour in South America, he couldn’t pick up the award in person.
Full list of winners below:
Karwai Tang/WireImage – BRIT Awards 2019
Pink closed the show with a, as usual, spectacular performance
British Male Solo Artist: George Ezra
British Female Solo Artist: Jorja Smith
British Group: The 1975
British Breakthrough Act: Tom Walker
International Group: The Carters
International Male Solo Artist: Drake
International Female Solo Artist: Ariana Grande
BRITs Global Success Award: Ed Sheeran
British Artist Video Award: Little Mix ft Nicki Minaj ‘Woman Like Me’
Best British Producer: Calvin Harris
British Single: Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa ‘One Kiss’
Mastercard British Album of The Year: The 1975 A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
Outstanding Contribution to Music: P!nk
Critics’ Choice: Sam Fender