BRIT Awards 2021: Little Mix make history with British Group gong and Dua Lipa takes home 2 awards

BRIT Awards 2021: Little Mix make history with British Group gong and Dua Lipa takes home 2 awards

The perfect of British music was celebrated in type on Tuesday evening with Little Mix and Dua Lipa amongst ladies recognised for his or her unimaginable skills on the female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021. 

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and her pregnant bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards lastly bagged the title of British Group after being nominated three earlier instances, changing into the primary girlband to EVER win the award- and guaranteeing to present a shoutout to their former fourth member Jesy Nelson as they collected the gong.

Whereas Dua Lipa, 25, was introduced with Feminine Solo Artist in addition to the extremely coveted Mastercard Album award for her primary report Future Nostalgia, bringing her complete BRIT tally as much as 5.

Big winners! Little Mix and Dua Lipa lead the talented winners at Tuesday's female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021

Huge winners! Little Mix and Dua Lipa lead the proficient winners at Tuesday’s female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021

It was an particularly large evening for Little Mix, with two members debuting their child bumps on the crimson carpet, as they received their historic award ten years after forming on The X Issue and treating followers to dozens of hit songs.

Taking to the stage to just accept their prize for British Group, Leigh-Anne Pinnock stated: ‘Now we have been collectively for 10 years it has been the most effective years of our life, we have had a lot enjoyable we have made so many recollections, we wish to thank your unimaginable followers, Jesy.

‘It is not straightforward being a feminine within the UK pop trade, we have seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of variety, we’re pleased with how we’re caught collectively and we’re utilizing our voices greater than ever.’

What a night! Pop star Dua Lipa, 25, was presented with Female Solo Artist as well as the highly coveted Mastercard Album award

Rolling in BRITS: Dua's tally of awards from the show now stands at five

What an evening! Pop star Dua Lipa, 25, was introduced with Feminine Solo Artist in addition to the extremely coveted Mastercard Album award for her primary report Future Nostalgia, bringing her complete BRIT tally as much as 5

Jade added: ‘This award is not only for us, it is for Spice Women, Sugababes, All Saints, Women Aloud, all of the unimaginable women bands we love you.’ 

Whereas Dua managed to nab a powerful two our of three of her nominated classes, solely lacking out on British Single to Harry Types’ Watermelon Sugar.

She devoted her gong to the rescuer often called Jimi, calling for him to be honoured with a Bravery Award after he tragically misplaced his life whereas trying to avoid wasting a lady who jumped into the River Thames from London Bridge.

Additionally through the evening she entertained followers with a medley of a few of her greatest hits on the ceremony, held at London’s O2, whereas donning an attention-grabbing ensemble that included a Union Jack-print wrap skirt.

Levitating hitmaker Dua’s selection of ensemble hearkened again to Geri Horner’s headline-making patriotic minidress, which she wore as she carried out on the identical awards present some 24 years in the past, again in 1997. 

Big winners! Little Mix and Dua Lipa lead the talented winners at Tuesday's female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021

Huge winners! Little Mix and Dua Lipa lead the proficient winners at Tuesday’s female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021

All their babies! It was an especially big night for Little Mix, with two members debuting their baby bumps on the red carpet, as they won their historical award ten years after forming on The X Factor and treating fans to dozens of hit songs

All their infants! It was an particularly large evening for Little Mix, with two members debuting their child bumps on the crimson carpet, as they received their historic award ten years after forming on The X Issue and treating followers to dozens of hit songs

Well deserved: Leigh-Anne, Jade and Perrie ensured to thank their devoted fans and ex-bandmate Jesy Nelson for 'the best years of our life' as they excitedly accepted the award

Properly deserved: Leigh-Anne, Jade and Perrie ensured to thank their devoted followers and ex-bandmate Jesy Nelson for ‘the most effective years of our life’ as they excitedly accepted the award

Elated: Leigh-Anne Pinnock (far left) said: 'It's not easy being a female in the UK pop industry, we've seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of diversity, we're proud of how we're stuck together and we're using our voices more than ever'

Elated: Leigh-Anne Pinnock (far left) stated: ‘It is not straightforward being a feminine within the UK pop trade, we have seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of variety, we’re pleased with how we’re caught collectively and we’re utilizing our voices greater than ever’

In the course of the vibrant evening, a complete of 11 awards have been handed out alongside 9 unbeatable show-stopping performances, six of which have been in a position to be staged stay within the room.

Every winner was introduced with the BRITs first collaborative double-trophy designed by two of the UK’s main creatives, Es Devlin OBE and Yinka Ilori MBE, with recipients being inspired to present the smaller gong to another person. 

Becoming a member of Little Mix and Dua within the winners checklist was this yr’s Rising Star award winner Griff – who took to the stage for a surprising rendition of Black Gap – was handed the baton by 2020’s Rising Star winner Celeste, herself up for 3 additional awards this yr.

Looking good: Dua looked sensational on the night, putting on a busty display in a yellow dress and pearl choker

Trying good: Dua appeared sensational on the evening, placing on a busty show in a yellow costume and pearl choker 

Hitting the stage: Dua Lipa hit the stage in scintillating style when she hit the stage at the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night

Hitting the stage: Dua Lipa hit the stage in scintillating type when she hit the stage on the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday evening

Elsewhere, Arlo Parks was topped Breakthrough Artist, one of many three awards she was nominated for, after what has been an unimaginable yr for the younger London artist, and additionally made her debut BRITs efficiency with a sublime rendition of Hope, the set adorned as a sunflower discipline in a nod to the identify of her debut album.   

Solely including to the feminine dominated evening, the primary feminine artist to win the best BRITs accolade and the UK’s greatest promoting artist of the yr up to now, Taylor Swift appeared in particular person to just accept the particular International Icon award, which was introduced by Recreation of Thrones actress Maisie Williams. 

In the meantime, the Worldwide Group class adopted an identical swimsuit, with Californian woman band HAIM in attendance to just accept their award after spending 10 days in quarantine to attend the star-studded bash.

Taking to the stage they gushed: ‘Oh my god sisters! That is unimaginable, that is INCREDIBLE, properly I imply to start with, let me get my bearings, to start with the UK was the primary place to ever embrace us. In all the world, and for that actually we will probably be perpetually grateful that is craz. I am like shaking wow and often I am so composed.’ 

And the accolade for Worldwide Feminine was given to the 19-year-old Unhealthy Man hitmaker Billie Eilish, who accepted the award through a pre-recorded video acceptance speech. 

Reflecting on her stellar efficiency of No Time To Die eventually yr’s ceremony, she stated: ‘I like you a lot that is an honour, the BRITs have been so magical for me final yr, I can not wait to return again, thanks.’ 

Sharing the joy: Taylor Swift handed Maisie Williams here mini BRIT, with the winners being encouraged to share the love this year

How sweet: Maisie seemed impressed with her gift and could not stop beaming as she accepted the BRIT

Sharing the enjoyment: Taylor Swift handed Maisie Williams right here mini BRIT, with the winners being inspired to share the love this yr and present the tiny sculpture to a pal

As for the boys, The Weeknd emerged victorious within the Worldwide Male Solo Artist class, with his award introduced by former First Girl Michelle Obama through VT, and delivered an unforgettable efficiency of his single Save Your Tears, pre-recorded from the US. 

Accepting his award, the singer stated: ‘Thanks BRIT Awards I want I used to be there to just accept the award, I wish to give a shout out to UK followers, if it wasn’t for them I wasn’t be standing right here proper now, for the folks in Ethiopia who’re struggling, you might be in my coronary heart.’

Within the Male Solo Artist class, J Hus received over AJ Traey, Headie On, Joel Corry and Yungblud whereas Harry Types took home the trophy for British Single with his tune Watermelon Sugar.

The 2021 Brit Awards, hosted by Jack Whitehall, marked  the primary main indoor music occasion in over a yr as bosses launched 2,500 free tickets to key employees. 

The Awards happened in entrance of a stay viewers of 4,000 folks at London’s The O2 six days earlier than the following section of lockdown lifts.   

Comic Jack Whitehall kicked off the present with a hilarious  Line of Obligation skit that includes solid from the present alongside with Jackie Weaver of viral web fame. 

Celebrations are a-go: The International Group category was triumphed by California’s girl band HAIM, who were in attendance to accept their award

Celebrations are a-go: The Worldwide Group class was triumphed by California’s woman band HAIM, who have been in attendance to just accept their award

Showing it off: This year's Rising Star award went to Griff, who slipped into a quirky grey and metal dress after the show

Exhibiting it off: This yr’s Rising Star award went to Griff, who slipped into a unusual gray and steel costume after the present

Well done! Arlo Parks (left) was crowned Breakthrough Artist, one of the three awards the star was nominated for

So much talent: Griff (pictured) was crowned the Rising Star

Properly accomplished! Arlo Parks (left) was topped Breakthrough Artist, one of many three awards the star was nominated for, after what has been an unimaginable yr for the younger London artist whereas Griff (proper) was topped the Rising Star

The present then formally opened with fireworks and a UK unique efficiency by Coldplay of their new tune ‘Larger Energy’ from the River Thames.  

The BRITs is thought for its distinctive collaborations and this yr was no totally different, with Elton John and Years & Years becoming a member of forces for a spectacular efficiency of the Pet Store Boys’ basic ‘It’s A Sin’. 

The recorded model of the tune will now be accessible to buy as a single in help of the Elton John AIDS Basis charity.  

A second collaboration noticed Rag’n’Bone Man and P!nk carry out their new single ‘Anyplace Away from Right here’, with P!nk becoming a member of remotely from the U.S.

Nice one: A very dapper looking Harry Styles took home the trophy for British Single with his tune Watermelon Sugar

Good one: A really dapper wanting Harry Types took home the trophy for British Single with his tune Watermelon Sugar

And the musical duo have been joined by particular visitor singers from the Greenwich and Lewisham NHS Belief Choir, offering an emotional climax to the present.   

One other US star who made it to The O2 was Olivia Rodrigo who lit up the stage with a efficiency of her beautiful hit single, Drivers Licence.

Twice nominated Headie One additionally blew the viewers away with a particular efficiency of ‘Ain’t It Totally different’/’Princess Cuts’, joined by fellow nominees AJ Tracey and Younger T & Bugsey.   

BRIT Awards 2021: Emotional Dua Lipa pays tribute to heroic London Bridge rescuer and requires NHS employees to be ‘paid extra’, Taylor Swift makes history with International Icon win and Jack Whitehall takes a swipe at Rita Ora as stay music RETURNS to the UK 

The 2021 BRIT Awards marked the long-awaited return of stay music on Tuesday evening as Dua Lipa paid a shifting tribute to the younger hero Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, as she accepted the highest prize for Finest Album.

The Bodily hitmaker, who additionally scooped the award for British Feminine Solo Artist, devoted her award to the rescuer often called Jimi, calling for him to be honoured with a Bravery Award after he tragically misplaced his life whereas trying to avoid wasting a lady who jumped into the River Thames from London Bridge. 

Visibly moved by her double honours, Dua additionally used her acceptance speeches to demand that the viewers give Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘a message’ that frontline workers deserved a pay rise earlier than dedicating her prize to the nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu.

The BRIT Awards marked the return of stay music to the UK for the primary time for the reason that starting of the Covid pandemic as this yr’s nominees took to the stage in entrance of a restricted viewers of key employees at London’s O2 Area. 

Emotional: The 2021 BRIT Awards marked the long-awaited return of live music on Tuesday night as Dua Lipa paid a moving tribute to the young hero Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, as she accepted the top prize for Best Album

Emotional: The 2021 BRIT Awards marked the long-awaited return of stay music on Tuesday evening as Dua Lipa paid a shifting tribute to the younger hero Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, as she accepted the highest prize for Finest Album 

In what was her second win of the evening, Dua was shocked to just accept the award for Finest Album for Future Nostalgia, and devoted her second award to younger Jimi who died final month.

She stated: ‘I do wish to honour this award additionally, I wish to honour this award to Jimmy, he heroically tried to rescue a lady from London and tragically didn’t survive. Jimi knowingly put himself at risk, and I actually hope his actions will probably be recognised with a bravery award.  

Dua actually proved to be the star of the night as she took to the stage to kick off the ceremony with a medley of her hits, which started as she made her technique to the O2 on the Underground at Charing Cross station. 

The hitmaker delivered a medley of her hits Bodily, Fairly Please, Hallucinate and Do not Begin Now in a Union Jack impressed ensemble, after channelling Amy Winehouse with her eye-catching look on the crimson carpet.

Touching: The Physical hitmaker, who also scooped the award for British Female Solo Artist, dedicated her award to the rescuer known as Jimi, calling for him to be honoured with a Bravery Award

Touching: The Bodily hitmaker, who additionally scooped the award for British Feminine Solo Artist, devoted her award to the rescuer often called Jimi, calling for him to be honoured with a Bravery Award

What a moment! In what was her second win of the night, Dua was stunned to accept the award for Best Album for Future Nostalgia

For him! She dedicated her award to young Jimi who died last month

What a second! In what was her second win of the evening, Dua was shocked to just accept the award for Finest Album for Future Nostalgia, and devoted her award to younger Jimi who died final month.

It was an evening to recollect for Dua as she additionally took to the stage to just accept the award for Feminine Solo Artist, and used the chance to share the prize with nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu.

She stated: ‘That is sick, wow thanks a lot, it is such an honour to be right here it is such an honour to be again on this stage, final time once I was up accepting this award in 2018 I needed to see extra ladies on these levels, and I am so proud three years later to be a part of this wave of ladies in music. 

‘To my household and mates for all their help I am so grateful and I really feel so so licky, I believe that is such an unimaginable invite to present one other a part of your award to somebody and I’ve chosen my favorite British feminine is Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

‘She has spent her stellar nursing profession combating racial injustice she has spent a lot time and is a robust advocate for shielding frontline employees, thanks. 

‘She has additionally unhappy that there’s a large disparity between love and respect for frontline employees, as a result of we have to clap them however we have to pay them, so I believe what we must always do is give a large spherical of applause and give Boris a message that all of us help a pay rise for our frontline!’

Stellar: The hitmaker scooped the award for British Female Solo Artist at the ceremony on Tuesday,

Amazing: Dua demanded that the audience give Prime Minister Boris Johnson 'a message' that frontline staff deserved a pay rise

Stellar: After scooping the award for British Feminine Solo Artist, the Bodily hitmaker demanded that the viewers give Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘a message’ that frontline workers deserved a pay rise

Important: It was a night to remember for Dua as she also took to the stage to accept the award for Female Solo Artist, and used the opportunity to share the prize with nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Necessary: It was an evening to recollect for Dua as she additionally took to the stage to just accept the award for Feminine Solo Artist, and used the chance to share the prize with nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Do it! She said: 'I think what we should do is give a massive round of applause and give Boris a message that we all support a pay rise for our frontline!'

Do it! She stated: ‘I believe what we must always do is give a large spherical of applause and give Boris a message that all of us help a pay rise for our frontline!’

Here she is! Taylor Swift also made history at the end of the evening as she accepted the Global Icon Award, the first time in history a female artist had been presented with the honour

Right here she is! Taylor Swift additionally made history on the finish of the night as she accepted the International Icon Award, the primary time in history a feminine artist had been introduced with the honour

Taylor Swift additionally made history on the finish of the night as she accepted the International Icon Award, the primary time in history a feminine artist had been introduced with the honour.

The Fearless singer was praised by lots of her fellow stars, together with longtime mates Selana Gomez, Ed Sheeran and music legend Annie Lennox for her unimaginable assortment of music.

She stated: ‘That video, anybody who was in that video, Selena, Zoe, Ed, Griff and my soul left my physique when Annie Lennox appeared. I am actually prould to be a part of this musical neighborhood, however what we actually wanted was the assistance and help of the NHS thanks for all the pieces you’d accomplished for us.

Touched: The Fearless singer was praised by many of her fellow stars, including longtime friends Selana Gomez, Ed Sheeran and music legend Annie Lennox for her incredible collection of music

Touched: The Fearless singer was praised by lots of her fellow stars, together with longtime mates Selana Gomez, Ed Sheeran and music legend Annie Lennox for her unimaginable assortment of music

Amazing: She said: 'We live in a world where anyone has the right to say anything they want about you at any time, but please remember that you have the right to prove them wrong'

Wonderful: She stated: ‘We stay in a world the place anybody has the proper to say something they need about you at any time, however please keep in mind that you’ve the proper to show them fallacious’

‘I’m so indebted and grateful to my British followers, I like you a lot for all the pieces you’d accomplished for me, we have had so many wonderful recollections within the final 15 years, from enjoying Shepherd’s Bush Empire, to Wembley Stadium, to the O2 Area, and due to you final yr I virtually performed Glastonbury!

Noting the Covid pandemic, which introduced a lot of the world to a halt, Taylor continued: ‘Everyone knows what occurred subsequent, the world modified, and I ended up placing out three albums as a substitute. Making Folklore and Evermore was essentially the most distinctive expertise I’ve ever had.

‘I wish to thank my mates and household who know precisely who they’re. If there’s one factor I’ve realized is it’s important to go searching on a regular basis. By no means take them without any consideration, there are such a lot of unimaginable new artists on this room tonight, and so many individuals watching who ahve targets and goals and ambisiton for themselves. 

‘We stay in a world the place anybody has the proper to say something they need about you at any time, however please keep in mind that you’ve the proper to show them fallacious, I like you a lot thanks a lot for this stunning honour, that is wonderful.’

Taylor additionally supplied due to her longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn, having spent a lot of the Covid lockdown residing with the actor within the UK.

Elsewhere, after beautiful of their elegant white ensembles, Little Mix took to the stage to just accept their prize for Finest British Group, with Leigh-Anne Pinnock starting: ‘Now we have been collectively for 10 years it has been the most effective years of our life, we have had a lot enjoyable we have made so many recollections, we wish to thank your unimaginable followers, Jesy.

‘It is not straightforward being a feminine within the UK pop trade, we have seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of variety, we’re pleased with how we’re caught collectively and we’re utilizing our voices greater than ever.’

Jade added: ‘This award is not only for us, it is for Spice Women, Sugababes, All Saints, Women Aloud, all of the unimaginable women bands we love you.’  

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Eventually! The ceremony, which happened at London’s O2 Area with a restricted viewers as a part of the federal government’s Covid pilot scheme, additionally noticed Little Mix make history as the primary ever woman band to win Finest British Group

Over the moon! Just days after announcing their pregnancies, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards took to the stage with Jade Thirlwall

Happy: The trio paid tribute to their former bandmate Jesy Nelson while also vowing to 'stick together' after overcoming the 'misogynistic' music industry

Over the moon! Simply days after saying their pregnancies, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards took to the stage with Jade Thirlwall to just accept the coveted prize, paying tribute to former bandmate Jesy Nelson

Naughty! Comedian Jack Whitehall was once again tasked with hosting the awards, and as ever he didn't disappoint with a slew of jibes and tongue-in-cheek jokes including a swipe at Rita Ora

Naughty! Comic Jack Whitehall was as soon as once more tasked with internet hosting the awards, and as ever he did not disappoint with a slew of jibes and tongue-in-cheek jokes together with a swipe at Rita Ora

Tell us! Ahead of Coldplay's opening performance, Jack received a grilling from the Line Of Duty duo Vicky McClure and Martin Compston about who would be kicking off the ceremony

Inform us! Forward of Coldplay’s opening efficiency, Jack obtained a grilling from the Line Of Obligation duo Vicky McClure and Martin Compston about who could be kicking off the ceremony

Showman! Coldplay then kicked off the show with an incredible pre-recorded performance on the River Thames

Showman! Coldplay then kicked off the show with an incredible pre-recorded performance on the River Thames

Showman! Coldplay then kicked off the present with an unimaginable pre-recorded efficiency on the River Thames of their single Larger Energy from a barge in entrance of the O2

Incredible: Going all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and sparkling fireworks for the showcase, which was filmed outside the O2 last month

Unimaginable: Going all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and glowing fireworks for the showcase, which was filmed exterior the O2 final month

New release: Higher Power features on Coldplay's new album which is called Music Of The Spheres, another reference to space and life beyond Earth

New launch: Larger Energy options on Coldplay’s new album which is named Music Of The Spheres, one other reference to area and life past Earth 

Comic Jack Whitehall was as soon as once more tasked with internet hosting the awards, and as ever he did not disappoint with a slew of jibes and tongue-in-cheek jokes.   

These included a cheeky reference to singer Rita and her London get together which breached lockdown guidelines again in November throughout a sea shanty with The Wellerman creator Nathan Evans, by singing: ‘It is a Celebration Match for Rita Ora.’

Forward of Coldplay’s opening efficiency, host Jack obtained a grilling from the Line Of Obligation duo Vicky McClure and Martin Compston about who could be kicking off the ceremony.

Looking good! The band's stellar showcase then moved into Dua's jaw-dropping performance, which began as she made her way to the O2 on the Underground at Charing Cross station before transitioning into the arena

Looking good! The band's stellar showcase then moved into Dua's jaw-dropping performance, which began as she made her way to the O2 on the Underground at Charing Cross station before transitioning into the arena

Trying good! The band’s stellar showcase then moved into Dua’s jaw-dropping efficiency, which started as she made her technique to the O2 on the Underground at Charing Cross station earlier than transitioning into the world

Flag blazer: The 25-year-old singer hit the stage in a Union Jack blazer, which she soon shed as she got into her performance

Flag blazer: The 25-year-old singer hit the stage in a Union Jack blazer, which she quickly shed as she received into her efficiency

Paying homage: Levitating hitmaker Dua's choice of ensemble hearkened back to Geri Horner's headline-making patriotic minidress

A trip down memory lane: Geri Horner wore the iconic minidress  as she performed at the same awards show some 24 years ago, back in 1997

Paying homage: Levitating hitmaker Dua’s selection of ensemble hearkened again to Geri Horner’s headline-making patriotic minidress, which she wore as she carried out on the identical awards present some 24 years in the past, again in 1997 (left)

However regardless of channelling their AC-12 alter-agos, the funnyman didn’t spill the beans, that means the pair needed to name in reinforcements – Handforth Parish Council’s Jackie Weaver.

Regardless of Jack’s insistence she ‘did not have the authority,’ Jackie furiously terminated their video chat, earlier than starting the stay awards present. 

Coldplay then kicked off the present with an unimaginable pre-recorded efficiency on the River Thames of their single Larger Energy from a barge in entrance of the O2.

Occurring all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and glowing fireworks for the showcase, which was filmed exterior the O2 final month.

The efficiency included the usage of jaw-dropping holograms, including to the sci-fi theme after the band unveiled their new single final week by streaming it on board the Worldwide Area Station. 

Over the moon: Up first was the award for British Breakthrough Artist, awarded to Arlo Parks, who gushed that 'dreams do come true' after thanking her loved ones for helping encourage her to reach the prestigious honour

Over the moon: Up first was the award for British Breakthrough Artist, awarded to Arlo Parks, who gushed that ‘goals do come true’ after thanking her family members for serving to encourage her to succeed in the celebrated honour

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Eloquent: Arlo also took to the stage to perform a rendition of her single Hope in a bold paisley silver suit

Sensational: She scooped the first award of the night

Eloquent: Arlo additionally took to the stage to carry out a rendition of her single Hope in a daring paisley silver swimsuit after scooping the primary award of the evening

Up first was the award for British Breakthrough Artist, awarded to Arlo Parks, who gushed that ‘goals do come true’ after thanking her family members for serving to encourage her to succeed in the celebrated honour. 

Male Solo Artist was given to J Hus, who was unable to attend to just accept the award, with DJ Semtex taking to the stage in his place.

He stated: ‘Shout out to AJ Tracey, Headie One, all of the artist within the constructing tonight. I am gonna take my time and get this proper, I do not wanna find yourself as a meme tomorrow.

‘I am right here at the moment as a result of J Hus could not make it, I am right here to just accept the award on behalf of J Hus. He is an unimaginable artist, one of many biggest. He makes music that makes our days that little bit simpler, our lives that little bit simpler.

‘If he was right here tonight, I do know he’d wish to large up his household, he’d wish to large up his mates and his staff. All of the followers who’ve been with him from day one, I do know he’d wish to large up militarians worldwide.

‘If he was right here tonight, he may say one thing like, ‘Heavy responsibility do not cover the sweetness’. If J Hus was right here tonight, I do know he would positively say, ‘Are you stronger at the moment than you have been yesterday?’. So everyone, wherever you might be proper now, present some appreciation for J Hus!’  

Lady in red: Olivia Rodrigo was a vision in a beautiful red gown as she took to the stage

Jaw-dropping: She delivered a stunning performance of her chart-topping hit Drivers Licence

Girl in crimson: Olivia Rodrigo was a imaginative and prescient in a gorgeous crimson robe as she delivered a surprising efficiency of her chart-topping hit Drivers Licence

Performance: Also taking to the stage on the night were Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed up to perform the Pet Shop Boys classic It's A Sin, after teasing the surprise collaboration on social media ahead of the show

Efficiency: Additionally taking to the stage on the evening have been Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed as much as carry out the Pet Store Boys basic It is A Sin, after teasing the shock collaboration on social media forward of the present

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Top of the crops: Olly was seen performing in a sparkling crop top

Mutual followers: The Rocket Man hitmaker, 74, took to the stage with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, 30, after changing into an enormous fan of Olly’s efficiency as Ritchie Tozer in Channel 4 drama It is A Sin

Spelling it out: The joint performance was heavily hinted at on social media, with Elton, Years and Years and The Brit Awards' Instagram accounts all sharing words that spell out 'It's A Sin'

Spelling it out: The joint efficiency was closely hinted at on social media, with Elton, Years and Years and The Brit Awards’ Instagram accounts all sharing phrases that spell out ‘It is A Sin’

Title: Their cover of It's A Sin was a fitting choice, as, it shares its name with the critically acclaimed series which starred Olly

Writhe: The musician and actor writhed around on the stage during his performance

Title: Their cowl of It is A Sin was a becoming selection, as, it shares its identify with the critically acclaimed collection which starred Olly

How are the BRIT Awards going forward through the Covid pandemic? 

The 2021 BRIT Awards mark the primary stay music occasion within the UK for the reason that begin of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The indoor ceremony and stay present will kind a part of the Authorities’s scientific Occasions Analysis Programme.

Enhanced testing approaches will look at how occasions can happen with out the necessity for social distancing in any case restrictions are lifted on June 21.  

4,000 tickets have been made accessible for the stay ceremony, only one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capability, with 2,500 of these being given to key employees. 

The BRITs will play an necessary function in paving the way in which for the return of stay music at scale because the UK emerges from the previous yr’s restrictions. 

Viewers members is not going to be socially distanced or required to put on face coverings as soon as seated inside the world, although they are going to be required in communal areas resembling the bathroom or major concourse.

All attendees will probably be allowed to buy alcohol and concessions as soon as contained in the O2 Area.

Attendees will even be required to observe present Authorities steerage when travelling to the venue and adhere to guidelines set out by the occasion organisers.

Among the many guidelines, attendees should have proof of a detrimental lateral stream check outcome to enter the venue, and stated check should be taken at an asymptomatic testing website inside 36 hours of the ceremony.

Upon arrival on the venue, all attendess will probably be requested to take a PCR check, and will then take one other check 5 days after the ceremony 

It is hoped it will collect additional proof on the protection of indoor settings, decreased social distancing and the removing of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.

 

Additionally taking to the stage on the evening have been Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed as much as carry out the Pet Store Boys basic It is A Sin, after teasing the shock collaboration on social media forward of the present.

The Rocket Man hitmaker, 74, took to the stage with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, 30, after changing into an enormous fan of Olly’s efficiency as Ritchie Tozer in Channel 4 drama It is A Sin. 

And the joint efficiency was closely hinted at on social media, with Elton, Years and Years and The Brit Awards’ Instagram accounts all sharing phrases that spell out ‘It is Sin.’

Sir Elton received the hearsay mill happening Monday evening by posting the phrase ‘It is’ on a brightly colored background, earlier than Years & Years dropped the phrase ‘A’ in an similar font.

Fuelling the hypothesis additional, the official Brit Awards web page then posted the phrase ‘Sin’, getting followers excited for what is going to little doubt be an epic efficiency.

Their cowl of It is A Sin was a becoming selection, as, it shares its identify with the critically acclaimed collection which starred Olly.  

Elton was an enormous fan of It is A Sin when it aired on TV earlier this yr and even shared his appreciation on social media.

Olly starred alongside a solid of rising stars and celebrated favourites together with Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry and Neil Patrick Harris and It is a Sin has been universally praised by followers.  

The 2021 Brit Awards marked the primary main indoor music occasion in over a yr as bosses launched 2,500 free tickets to key employees. 

The Brit Awards happened in entrance of a stay viewers of 4,000 folks at London’s The O2 six days earlier than the following section of lockdown lifts. 

The ceremony broadcast stay on ITV, celebrated the return to stay music and nominee Dua Lipa promised these attending that it will ‘be an evening to recollect’.  

The indoor ceremony and stay present fashioned a part of the Authorities’s scientific Occasions Analysis Programme, and will use enhanced testing approaches to look at how occasions can happen with out the necessity for social distancing in any case restrictions are lifted on June 21. 

Working intently with the Authorities to stick to security pointers, this implies The BRITs, was the primary stay music present at The O2 in over a yr, with 4,000 tickets being up for grabs- only one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capability. 

The BRITs will play an necessary function in paving the way in which for the return of stay music at scale because the UK emerges from the previous yr’s restrictions. 

Viewers members weren’t socially distanced or required to put on face coverings within the enviornment, however have been required to observe present Authorities steerage when travelling to the venue and adhere to guidelines set out by the occasion organisers.

Among the many guidelines, attendees had to supply proof of a detrimental lateral stream check outcome to enter the venue. 

As a part of the broader scientific analysis on the trial occasions, attendees have been even be requested to take a check after the occasion to assemble additional proof on the protection of indoor settings, decreased social distancing and the removing of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.   

BRIT AWARD WINNERS 2021

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS

CELESTE 

DUA LIPA – WINNER

JESSIE WARE 

 LIANNE LA HAVAS

MALE SOLO ARTIST 

AJ TRACEY

HEADIE ONE 

J HUS – WINNER

JOEL CORRY 

YUNGBLUD

BRITISH GROUP 

BICEP

BIFFY CLYRO 

LITTLE MIX – WINNER

THE 1975 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITs RISING STAR 

GRIFF WARNER – WINNER

PA SALIEU

RINA SAWAYAMA 

MASTERCARD ALBUM 

ARLO PARKS COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS 

CELESTE NOT YOUR MUSE 

DUA LIPA FUTURE NOSTALGIA – WINNER

J HUS BIG CONSPIRACY

JESSIE WARE WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE? 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

BTS 

D.C. PARTISAN 

FOO FIGHTERS 

HAIM – WINNER

RUN THE JEWELS

RISING STAR

Griff

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS – WINNER

BICEP 

CELESTE 

JOEL CORRY 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITISH SINGLE

220 KID & GRACEY DON’T NEED LOVE

AITCH & AJ TRACEY FT TAY KEITH RAIN 

DUA LIPA PHYSICAL

HARRY STYLES WATERMELON SUGAR – WINNER 

HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY AIN’T IT DIFFERENT 

JOEL CORRY FT MNEK HEAD & HEART

NATHAN DAWE FT KSI LIGHTER

REGARD & RAYE SECRETS 

S1MBA FT DTG ROVER PARLOPHONE 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE DON’T RUSH

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARIANA GRANDE

BILLIE EILISH – WINNER

CARDI B

MILEY CYRUS 

TAYLOR SWIFT 

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  

BURNA BOY 

CHILDISH GAMBINO 

TAME IMPALA FICTION

THE WEEKND – WINNER

GLOBAL ICON

Taylor Swift  

 

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