BRITs Roundup – All Stormzy, not so much Sheeran

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Last month we shared a blog all about our BRITs 2018 predictions and at the ceremony yesterday evening, there were certainly some big surprises, protruding politics and baffling performances. Here’s our full round up of the BRITs 2018, including a full list of winners and our thoughts.

British Male Solo Artist

Ed Sheeran

Liam Gallagher

Loyle Carner

Rag’n’Bone Man

WINNER: Stormzy

We predicted Ed Sheeran was going to win this one, surprisingly Stormzy took the BRIT home! Stormzy was clearly not expecting to go home with two BRITs, he was astounded when he won best British Male and best British Album for Gang Signs and Prayer, also he powerfully closed the show and rightfully criticised Theresa May’s handling of the Grenfell tragedy.

British Female Solo Artist

WINNER: Dua Lipa

Jessie Ware

Kate Tempest

Laura Marling

Paloma Faith

As we envisaged, Dua Lipa was the winner of British Female Solo Artist last night. When accepting the award, Dua Lipa thanked "every single female that has been on this stage before me, that has given girls like me - not just girls in the music industry - but girls in society, a place to be inspired by, to look up and have allowed us to dream this big". She also showed her support for the ‘Time’s Up’ movement and displayed true girl power throughout the evening.

British Group

WINNER: Gorillaz

London Grammar

Royal Blood

Wolf Alice

The xx

The Gorillaz brought us one of the most bizarre moments of the evening when they took home the award for best British Group with front man, Damon Albarn making a drunken rant about Brexit on stage and the cameras didn’t know where to turn. However, fans loved the moment and with the Gorillaz latest album receiving a great response, we can see why they scooped this one from the other winners. We thought the xx would have acquired this one though, their latest album ‘I See You’ was a musical triumph.

British Breakthrough Act

Dave

WINNER: Dua Lipa

J Hus

Loyle Carner

Sampha

What can we say? Another award for delightful Dua Lipa. The singer enjoyed celebrating with family and certainly brought the girl squad to the BRITs with over 100 backing dancers in her iconic performance on New Rules.

British Single

Calvin Harris – Feels (feat Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean)

Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat Zara Larsson)

Dua Lipa – New Rules

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

J Hus – Did You See

Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me (feat Raye)

Jonas Blue – Mama (feat William Singe)

Liam Payne – Strip That Down (feat Quavo)

Little Mix – Touch

WINNER: Rag’n’Bone Man – Human

With British Single being voted for by listeners of Capital FM, we didn’t expect Rag’n’Bone Man to come out on top, however, it’s been an awesome year for the Human singer. He was joined on stage by Critics Choice Winner Jorja Smith for a performance of his top ten hit, Skin. The act was a direct contrast to Justin Timbelake’s catchy opening medley just minutes before. Standing on an empty stage save for a single piano, Rag'n'Bone Man kept true to the song’s powerful message.

British Album

Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran – ÷

J Hus – Common Sense

Rag’n’Bone Man – Human

WINNER: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

The final award of the evening was won by grime artist, Stormzy who won over critics with his album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, we were not expecting him to scoop this award from Sheeran who’s record-breaking album ‘Divide’ dominated the singles chart in 2017. Although, Stormzy stole the show with style, closing the BRITs with a performance we’ll remember for years to come.

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The ceremony ultimately offered more of the same, Jack Whitehall was an excellent host, Ed Sheeran sung his heart out, Sam Smith smiled his way through the evening and the Foo’s rocked out on top of a log cabin. The evening was full of performances, with Kendrick Lamar’s being mostly muted by ITV bosses and Rita Ora performing a jubilant medley of her recent hits with support from One Direction star, Liam Payne.

 We love the BRITs here at Seat Surfer and we’re already looking forward to next year’s ceremony. With many of last night’s winners heading out on tour soon, be sure to help us #OutTheTout and visit us for all of your ticket needs at capped prices!