Updated: Jun 22, 2021
Our favourite bits from last night's annual Brit Awards ceremony.
Last night's Brit Awards ceremony marked the first time since the start of the pandemic a large scale indoor music event was allowed to go ahead with no COVID restrictions in place, as part of the governments live event's pilot scheme.
The 2021 edition of the much-loved awards evening saw a number of stand-out performances, dazzling red carpet looks as well as some historic moments. In light of this we thought we would put together a list of some of the best bits from last nights awards, incase you missed it or you want to relive the excitement.
Headie One delivered a stand-out performance
Headie One did the UK rap scene proud, delivering a stand-out performance with help from fellow rap star AJ Tracey and dynamic duo Young T & Bugsey. Headie performed a mashup of two of his hit songs, starting with 'Ain't It Different' (featuring AJ Tracey) then diving into 'Princess Cuts' (featuring Young T & Bugsey), accompanied by an all-female group of dancers and a vibrant set designed by Virgil Abloh. As well as delivering an entertaining performance Headie also used the opportunity to shine a light on negative racial stereotypes associated with Drill music and used Stormzy's verse in 'Aint It Different' to go back and forth with AJ Tracey to talk about a number of pertinent social issues.
Little Mix made history as the first female band to be named 'Best British Group'
Little Mix owned the red carpet with their stunning all white gowns, with Leigh-Ann and Peri showing off their beautiful baby bumps after recently announcing their pregnancies to the world. Later on in the evening the three girls then went on to take home the award for 'Best British Group', becoming the first female band in BRIT history to receive the award. In their acceptance speech the lovely ladies took the opportunity to highlight that challenges that come with being a female in the UK pop industry and shouted out ex band member and friend Jesy Nelson as well as all the other "incredible Female bands" including 'The Spice Girls' and 'Girls Aloud', saying 'this ones for you."
J Hus took home the award for 'Best Male Solo Artist'
East London Rapper J Hus took home the award for 'Best Male Solo Artist', beating out fellow UK rap stars Headie One and AJ Tracey as well as Joel Corry and Yungblud. Unfortunately, J Hus wasn't able to be there to collect the award but DJ Semtex stepped in to accept the award and deliver a speech on his behalf.
Dua Lipa gave two powerful acceptance speeches
Dua Lipa took home two awards at last night's ceremony, winning 'Best Female Solo Artist' and 'Mastercard Album Of The Year.' Dua then took the chance to share some important messages in both of her acceptance speeches, dedicating her album of the year award to hero Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole and calling upon Boris Johnson to increase the pay of NHS workers. Dua also shone on the red carpet in a yellow mini dress and beehive hairdo as well as performing a medley of songs from her award winning album 'Future Nostalgia.'
Taylor Swift made history as the first women, the youngest and the first non-Brit to receive the 'Global Icon' award
This years prestigious 'Global Icon' award was presented to American pop sensation Taylor Swift. In receiving the award Swift has become not only the very first Woman to receive the honour but also the youngest and the first non British artist to do so. Past winners of the award include the likes of David Bowie, Elton John and Robbie Williams.
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We listed just a few of the many incredible moments from last nights ceremony, what were your favourite parts from this years Brit Awards?
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