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  • Writer's pictureWakai Muganiwah

Brit Awards 2021: The Highlights, Served Looks and Emotional Tributes



The Brit awards 2021, the first major in-person post-covid event, has been a long anticipated event. After a three month delay, the awards ceremony debuted with feverish excitement, drinks and amazing entertainment.


The event, which took place in London’s O2 Arena, had 4000 spectators and a very relaxed policy, with no social distancing or face masks. Despite the easing of social regulations, the ‘Tester’ event did not fail to shed light on urgent social issues.


Not only did Perrie Edwards, 26, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, of Little Mix announce their pregnancies, but also made history as the first girl group ever to Win the Brit Award for British Group. Their awards speech critiques the rampant sexisim and inadequate levels of diversity within the music industry.



Members of Little Mix all looked radiant in all white, during their first awards event since their former bandmate, Jesy Neslon left the group.


Triple nominated Dua Lipa, 25, demanded a pay rise for NHS workers to commemorate their exceptional work during the Pandemic, saying ‘it's very good to clap for them, but we need to pay them’.And rapper AJ Tracey and Headie One denounced the government and disparaging of drill music.


Nominated for Best album, best song and best female artists, Dua Lipa, 25, looked absolutely sensational in her golden Vivienne Westwood Gown.


Performing ‘It’s a sin’ that night was Elton John and Olly Alexander, who were raising awareness and money for HIV/Aids, alongside the Elton John Aids Foundation. The two singers both openly gay, performed a moving rendition of the song, which inspired the TV series by the same name.

Elton John and Olly Alexander's emotional tribute to HIV/AIDS at the BRIT Awards 2021


To end the show, Rag’n’Bone Man performed with the NHS Choir, again in celebratory gratitude towards the exceptional work frontline workers have done, and continue to do, during the Pandemic.


The night, which sparked much conversation and debate on the music industry and society as a whole, characterised the reflective consciousness afforded by the Lockdown and Pandemic.


It comes at no surprise that the first in-person awards ceremony serves some sensational looks. The land-mark event was host to some of the most beautiful services of 2021.


Rina Sawayama in Jordan Kelsey


Griff, 20, who won ‘Rising Star’ opted for two futuristic looks.


Billy Porter in Threeasfour


Mabel in custom Tony Ward


MNEK’s Ruffled Blue Suit by Robert Wun was unmatched



AJ Odudu floored everyone with her Reem Juan gown


Harry Styles styling a 70s inspired Gucci suit and winning the ‘British Single’ award


Triple nominated Arlo Parks in a duet of alluring suits


Maya Jama in a glamorous black mini dress


Olly Alexander in an incredible patterned suit



The Winners:


British Group:

Little Mix


British Female Solo Artist:

Dua Lipa


Global Icon:

Taylor Swift


International Group:

HAIM


Breakthrough Artists:

Arlo Parks


Rising Star:

Griff


British Single:

Harry Styles, Watermelon Sugar


Best Album:

Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia


International Female:

Billie Eilish


International Male:

The Weekend


Male Solo Artist:

J Hus

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