2019 Brit Awards Full List Of Winners
Scottish dance music producer Calvin Harris and soft rock band the 1975 were the biggest winners at the 2019 Brit awards, on a night in which no single act truly dominated – but Beyoncé and Jay-Z made headlines with an emphatic statement about Meghan Markle.
Harris may be the highest-paid DJ in the world, with a reported £37m in earnings last year and collaborations with Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams, but Brit award success had eluded him until now.
Following 14 unsuccessful nominations, he finally triumphed with both British producer and British single for One Kiss, his UK No 1 with Dua Lipa. During the ceremony, presented by Jack Whitehall at London’s O2 Arena, he was anointed with the night’s cornerstone performance, a medley featuring a trio of previous Brits winners: Lipa, Sam Smith and Rag’n’Bone Man. Lipa’s recognition for One Kiss follows her success at the 2018 Brits, which named her British female and breakthrough artist.
In the international categories, the aforementioned Beyoncé and Jay-Z project the Carters won best group, Ariana Grande won best female, and Drake best male.
Aside from the video and breakthrough categories, the awards are voted for by the Brits academy, a group of artists and professionals from the music and media industries. In 2016, following outcry over the almost entirely white winners of that year’s awards, the academy admitted 700 new members, bringing BAME representation to 24% and a near-equal gender split to the previously 70% male voting group.
Full list of winners
British male:George Ezra
British female: Jorja Smith
British single:Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
British breakthrough:Tom Walker
British group: The 1975
British video:Little Mix – Woman Like Me (feat Nicki Minaj)
International group:The Carters
International female:Ariana Grande
British album:The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
British producer:Calvin Harris
Critics’ choice: Sam Fender
Global success award:Ed Sheeran
Outstanding contribution to music:Pink
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