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Meet the Winners: A Quick Look at the BRITs’ Big Stars

The BRIT Awards, fondly known as the BRITs, mark the peak of British music celebrations, orchestrated by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The 2024 BRIT Awards mark their 44th edition. It was hosted on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at London’s O2 Arena. The decision to hold it on a weekend, following the successful 2023 ceremony, aimed to boost viewership. Clara Amfo, Maya Jama, and Roman Kemp led the event as hosts.

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Now let’s dive into some of the highlights:

The 2024 award ceremony in London’s O2 Arena saw a glimpse of a magic-like performance from the singing sensation Dua Lipa. 

Dua Lipa kicked off her performance with “Training Season,” and it was eye-catching and unforgettable. Lipa stayed on the ground at first, while her dancers were suspended high above the stage in a circle formation before descending rapidly to the stage during her performance.

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Then they lifted the singer into the air. It was indeed a highlight of a performance. The singer also later won one out of the seven award nominations for RAYE. 

However, we can’t talk about the highlights of the award ceremony without showing how some of our favorite celebrities styled for the event. Here’s a look at how some of the celebrities showed up at the award ceremony.

The Host of the event: Maya Jama Source: X

Furthermore, moving on to the most important part of the night, the award-giving moments, We all know the BRIT Awards are a yearly celebration of music in the UK where talented artists are recognized for their achievements. Although it mainly focuses on British talent, international artists are also acknowledged. Often compared to the Grammy Awards, the BRITs showed excellence, and now let’s dive into the nominees and winners.

Song of the Year:

Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding, “Miracle”
Cassio, Raye, D-Block, “Prada”
Central Cee, “Let Go”
Dave, Central Cee, “Sprinter”
Dua Lipa, “Dance the Night Away”
Ed Sheeran, “Eyes Closed”
J Hus, Drake, “Who Told You”
Kenya Grace, “Strangers”
Lewis Capaldi, “Wish You the Best”
PinkPantheress, “Boys a Liar”
RAYE, 070 Shake, “Escapism” (Winner)
Rudimental, Charlotte Plank, Vibe Chemistry, “Dancing is Healing”
Stormzy, Debbie, “Firebabe”
Switch Disco, Ella Henderson, “React”
Venbee, Goddard, “Messy in Heaven”
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Album of the Year:

Blur, “The Ballad of Darren”
J Hus, “Beautiful and Brutal Yard”
Little Simz, “No Thank You”
RAYE, “My 21st Century Blues” (Winner)
Young Fathers, “Heavy Heavy”

Best New Artist:

Olivia Dean
RAYE (Winner)
Yussef Dayes
International Song of the Year: Miley Cyrus, “Flowers” (Winner)
Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act: Casisdead
Artist of the Year: RAYE
Alternative/Rock Act: Bring Me the Horizon
International Artist of the Year: SZA
Dance Act: Calvin Harris
Group of the Year: Jungle
Pop Act: Dua Lipa
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International Group of the Year: Boygenius
Rising Star: The Last Dinner Party
Global Icon: Kylie Minogue
Producer of the Year: Chase & Status

By: Hilary Nwachukwu

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