The 2021 BRIT awards – Savannah Collis

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After the humorous opening from Jack Whitehall and the Line of Duty/Jackie Weaver mashup, the BRIT’s kicked off with a great opening performance from Cold Play which saw drone footage from above and coloured smoke and fireworks. After this exciting performance, Dua Lipa then hit the stage with some fantastic outfit changes and spectacular dancing with her back up dancers.

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Then after some jokes cracked by host Jack Whitehall the awards began. The awards were as follows:


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Upcoming Artist: Arlo Parks 

British Band: Little Mix

Male Solo Artist: J Hus 

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International Female Artist: Billie Eilish

Female Solo Artist: Dua Lipa

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International Male Solo Artist: The Weekend

International Group: Haim 

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British Single With Mastercard: Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

Global Icon: Taylor Swift 

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Mastercard Album: Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa 

BRITs Rising Star: Griff

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The night wasn’t just about the awards though, it was filled with a number of great performances and appearances. The young and popular Olivia Rodrigo performed her hit ‘Driver’s Licence’ after the first couple of awards. Then the Tik Tok sensation the ‘Sea Shanties Guy’ Nathan Evans came and performed a parody version of ‘The Wellerman’ sea shanty with Jack Whitehall. The lyrics were:

“There once was a show on ITV

That cried out for a sea shanty

Got my guitar and booked a train 

We need some boats and hoose

Soon may Little Mix come 

Babies popping one by one

They still look like they are having fun

Jade’s drinking for all three

Not long now till Headie One

And the award for best album

Tay-tay, P!nk and a whole lot more-a-

It’s a party fit for Rita Ora

Soon may the Weekend come

Arlo Parks and Elton John

Don’t worry Mursy’s here for fun

We will not let him sing!”

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This was followed by more awards then a performance by Arlo Parks which then after that Elton John and Years & Years performed ‘It’s a sin’. A number of special guests announced the awards but the announcement for the International Male Solo Artist which went to The Weekend was delivered by former first lady Michelle Obama, to say I ‘fan-girled’ at my kitchen table is an understatement. I’m a big fan of both The Weekend and Michelle Obama so to see Michelle Obama hyping up The Weekend was nice to see on a Tuesday night. There were then further performances from Griff, Headie One, Rag’n’Bone Man & P!nk and an additional performance from Dua Lipa who did a medley of her album Future Nostalgia. 

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