The Performances, The Winners, And The Losers At Tonight’s BRIT Awards

Photo: Brit Awards
Photo: Brit Awards

We have had the Grammys and now it is the turn of the British Music industry to award the bright and shining stars of the year.  Tonight at London’s O2 Arena, comedian James Corden is once again acting as the presenter for the evening.  Let’s hope he behaves himself this year, or is that too much to hope for?

The band of the night, Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys opened the show in their own special way, and it is awesome to hear them back on cracking form.

Best International Solo Female nominee Katy Perry performed her song “Dark Horse” in a get up which was kind of Ancient Egypt meets the 1980’s. However as this Vine shows she brought the house down.

Best International Male Solo Artist Bruno Mars, also performed to a slightly smaller audience than the one at the recent Superbowl, but for me it fell a bit flat. I think I have come to the conclusion that I personally don’t like Mars live.

However the coup of the night was the performance from Queen Bey herself.  Her presence was only confirmed by James Corden this morning on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 radio show.

“I must be able to tell you? Beyoncé. Beyoncé is performing tonight. She’s performing a track she has never ever performed live before. Ever.”

Beyonce performed “XO” for the first time in a stunning, stunning blue gown, and I was pleasantly surprised by her, as I am not always the biggest fan of Beyonce.

Best International Female Solo Award winner Lorde, performed her smash hit “Royals” with Brit nominee Disclosure.

Best British Solo Female winner Ellie Goulding performed an acoustic version of “I Need To Feel Your Love” and “Burn” in a very interesting outfit choice.

There was quite the collaboration between winners Bastille and Rudimental with a superpowered version of the hit single “Pompeii”.

Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers closed the show with an interesting mix of Chic, Pharrell and a little bit of “Get Lucky”.

However of course the real reason for the excitement is to see just who will walk away with an award, which this year has been designed by international milliner Philip Treacy.  So here we are let’s get on with the winners and losers.

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Photo: Brit Awards

Best Producer

Ethan Johns
Flood & Alan Moulder – WINNER
Paul Epworth

British Breakthrough Act

Bastille – WINNER
Disclosure
Laura Mvula
London Grammar
Tom Odell
British Female Solo Artist

Birdy
Ellie Goulding – WINNER
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

British Group

Arctic Monkeys – WINNER
Bastille
Disclosure
One Direction
Rudimental

Critics’ Choice Award

Chlöe Howl
Ella Eyre
Sam Smith – WINNER

British Single

Bastille
Calvin Harris
Disclosure
Ellie Goulding
John Newman
Naughty Boy
Olly Murs
One Direction
Passenger
Rudimental – WINNER

Global Success

One Direction – WINNER


International Male Solo Artist

Bruno Mars – WINNER
Drake
Eminem
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

International Group

Arcade Fire
Daft Punk – WINNER
Haim
Kings Of Leon
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

International Female Solo Artist

Janelle Monáe
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Lorde – WINNER
Pink

British Male Solo Artist

David Bowie – WINNER (and quite rightly so)
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

British Video – voted for by the British Public

Calvin Harris
Ellie Goulding
John Newman
Naughty Boy
One Direction – WINNER

MasterCard British Album of the Year

Arctic Monkeys – WINNER
Bastille
David Bowie
Disclosure
Rudimental

So there we are, the Brits are over for another year.  Can I just say a HUGE congratulations to Sheffield band The Arctic Monkeys, who are the first band in BRITS history to win the double triple, as they previously won in 2007 and 2008.  Well done to Alex and the boys, I bet the pubs in Sheffield are quite the place to be this evening.

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Kirsty has been writing in secret ever since High School however has recently decided to share her ramblings with the world.When not writing about all things culture especially Doctor Who, Glee, Literature and Theatre especially musicals such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Kinky Boots; she can be found working as a Personal Assistant and Administrator.

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