The 40th Brit Awards was one for the history books as it celebrated the achievements of not only British but also international artists and musicians over the past year. More music than ever, three stages and back-to-back international superstars such as Bille Eilish and Lizzo. We stan.
BRIT AWARDS 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
Lizzo dressed as a chocolate bar, Billie Eilish does Bond, Dave calls out racism and more.
Lewis Capaldi brings us to tears
“Someone You Loved” singer Lewis Capaldi was the big winner at the Brits, winning Best New Artist and Song of the Year, taking home two out of the four awards he was nominated in. The singer also gave a moving performance during in night leaving the room absolutely speechless with his charting topping hit “Someone You Loved”. As we learned when accepting his speech that it was in fact inspired by this dead grandmother, not his ex-girlfriend, who is currently on the reality TV show, Love Island.
Like mother like daughter
Singer-songwriter Mabel picked up Best Female Solo Artist for her first-ever Brit Award, 30 years after her legendary mother, Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry won the very same award. The “Finders Keepers” singer also gave a stellar performance projecting call centre vibes for her hit “Don’t Call Me Up”.
Stormzy brought the whole squad
South London’s Stormzy picked up Male Solo Artist of the Year making this his third Brit Award. The “Vossi Bop” singer gave an emotional show-stopping medley performance featuring hundreds of dancers, a choir and a guest appearance from the “African Giant” singer Burna Boy.
Billie Eilish gives us Bond-style chills
The show saw exhilarating performances from Lizzo, Sir Rod Stewart and of course the youngest ever Bond theme singer Billie Eilish. The Grammy winner also picked up an award in the night for Best International Female Solo Artist, and gave a spine-chilling performance of the Bond Song “No Time to Die” with iconic film score composer Hans Zimmer.
Dave brings us to our feet
The night ended with the most anticipated and highly-respected award for the Mastercard Album of the Year. The award went to 21-year-old rapper Dave for his critically-acclaimed and chart-topping album Psychodrama. He performed the album’s first single “Black” earlier in the show – a politically-charged, stripped-down version of the song with just an accompanying pianist.
Other winners of the night were Rising Star winner and a former feature Celeste. Best International Male Solo Artist went to Grammy winner Tyler the Creator, who gave a shout-out to the person who he holds most dear in his heart. Theresa May. And the British rock band Foals won Group of the Year.