On the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night time, stars have been out to make statements.

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Main the way in which was Dua Lipa, who paid a transferring tribute to the younger hero Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, as she accepted the highest prize for Finest Album, whereas Taylor Swift made historical past by taking residence the World Icon Award and host Jack Whitehall made some cheeky jokes concerning the nice and good of the showbiz world.

The One Kiss singer, 25, devoted the distinguished award to the rescuer often called Jimi and known as for the hero to obtain a Bravery Award after he tragically misplaced his life whereas trying to save lots of a lady who jumped into the River Thames from London Bridge final month.

Dua additionally scooped the Feminine Solo Artist prize and honoured nurse and healthcare administrator Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, 74, who helped arrange the primary Sickle Cell centre within the UK, for her work throughout her acceptance speech, and urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘a message’ that frontline employees deserved a pay rise. 

In what was her second win of the night time, Dua was surprised to simply accept the award for Finest Album for Future Nostalgia, and devoted her award to younger Jimi after his tragic demise final month.

She mentioned: ‘I wish to honour this award additionally to Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, or Jimi as he is identified by his family and friends, and Joaquin Garcia. Jimi and Joaquin heroically tried to rescue a lady who’d fallen from London Bridge, and tragically Jimi didn’t survive.

‘Jimi and Joaquin knowingly put themselves in peril, they usually did it with out hesitation though they have been a stranger to one another and to the girl they have been rescuing. 

‘It could be actually becoming if their actions have been recognised with a bravery award, and I hope this may occur to present Jimi’s household some consolation. This award is for Jimi and Joaquin. Jimi, you’ve got touched the hearts of a complete nation and we are going to always remember you.’  

Emotional: The 2021 BRIT Awards marked the long-awaited return of live music on Tuesday night as Dua Lipa paid a moving tribute to the young hero Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole as she accepted the top prize for Best Album

Touching: The Physical hitmaker, who also scooped the award for British Female Solo Artist, dedicated her award to the rescuer known as Jimi, calling for him to be honoured with a Bravery Award

Touching: The Bodily hitmaker, who additionally scooped the award for British Feminine Solo Artist, devoted her award to the rescuer often called Jimi, calling for him to be honoured with a Bravery Award

Who’re the heroes Dua Lipa talked about in her Brits speech?

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, 20 (pictured) tragically lost his life while attempting to save a woman who jumped into the River Thames from London Bridge last month

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, 20 (pictured) tragically misplaced his life whereas trying to save lots of a lady who jumped into the River Thames from London Bridge final month

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole 

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, 20, was often called Jimi to his buddies and died after courageously leaping into the River Thames to try to rescue a fallen girl.

He was one in every of two individuals who stepped as much as try to assist her and dived into the water on April 24 simply after midnight after he noticed what had occurred.

Emergency companies have been in a position to pull the girl and the opposite man who jumped in from the river alive, however have been unable to seek out Mr Olubunmi-Adewole.

It has since emerged that Folajimi was additionally related to the charity Malcolm’s World Basis, which was arrange by the dad and mom of his cousin Malcolm Mide-Madaiola, a pupil from the identical faculty who was murdered on the age of 17 in 2018 for safeguarding a buddy close to Clapham Tube station. 

Jimi’s father Michael Adewola, 63, and his mom Olasunkanmi Adewole, 54, mentioned they’re happy with their son for making an attempt to save lots of one other particular person’s life – however they’re devastated by his demise.   

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu with Janet Jackson receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Pride of Britain ceremony

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu with Janet Jackson receiving a lifetime achievement award on the Satisfaction of Britain ceremony

 

 

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu   

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, 73, is the nursing guru who helped arrange the primary Sickle Cell centre within the UK.

He had determined to grow to be a nurse on the younger age of 4 as a result of, while she was in care.

She began work for the NHS as a college nurse assistant in Wolverhampton on the age of 16.

Her life’s work was with black and minority ethnic communities in London, explaining ‘Individuals from numerous cultures will not be all the time valued and nonetheless typically simply seen as issues’.

In 1979, she helped to create the primary nurse-led UK Sickle & Thalassaemia Screening and Counselling Centre in Brent. 

In July 2018, as a part of the celebrations for the seventieth Anniversary of the Nationwide Well being Service, Elizabeth was included within the record of the 70 most influential nurses and midwives within the historical past of the NHS.

Dua definitely proved to be the star of the night as she took to the stage to kick off the ceremony with a medley of her hits, which started as she made her technique to the O2 on the Underground at Charing Cross station. 

The hitmaker delivered a medley of her hits Bodily, Fairly Please, Hallucinate and Do not Begin Now in a Union Jack impressed ensemble, after channelling Amy Winehouse along with her eye-catching look on the crimson carpet.

It was an evening to recollect for Dua as she additionally took to the stage to simply accept the award for Feminine Solo Artist, and used the chance to share the prize with nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu.

She mentioned: ‘That is sick, wow thanks a lot, it is such an honour to be right here it is such an honour to be again on this stage. Final time after I was up accepting this award in 2018, I wished to see extra ladies on these phases, and I am so proud three years later to be a part of this wave of ladies in music. 

What a moment! In what was her second win of the night, Dua was stunned to accept the award for Best Album for Future Nostalgia

For him! She dedicated her award to young Jimi ,who died last month

What a second! In what was her second win of the night time, Dua was surprised to simply accept the award for Finest Album for Future Nostalgia, and devoted her award to younger Jimi who died final month

‘To my household and buddies for all their help I am so grateful and I really feel so so licky, I believe that is such an unimaginable invite to present one other a part of your award to somebody and I’ve chosen my favorite British feminine is Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

‘She has spent her stellar nursing profession preventing racial injustice. She has spent a lot time and is a robust advocate for safeguarding frontline staff, thanks. 

‘She has additionally mentioned that there’s a large disparity between love and respect for frontline staff, as a result of we have to clap them however we have to pay them, so I believe what we must always do is give a large spherical of applause and provides Boris a message that all of us help a pay rise for our frontline!’

Important: It was a night to remember for Dua as she also took to the stage to accept the award for Female Solo Artist, and used the opportunity to share the prize with nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Vital: It was an evening to recollect for Dua as she additionally took to the stage to simply accept the award for Feminine Solo Artist, and used the chance to share the prize with nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Big winners! Little Mix and Dua Lipa lead the talented winners at the female-dominated BRIT Awards

Large winners! Little Combine and Dua Lipa lead the proficient winners on the female-dominated BRIT Awards

Do it! She said: 'I think what we should do is give a massive round of applause and give Boris a message that we all support a pay rise for our frontline!'

Do it! She mentioned: ‘I believe what we must always do is give a large spherical of applause and provides Boris a message that all of us help a pay rise for our frontline!’

BRIT AWARDS WINNERS 2021

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS

CELESTE 

DUA LIPA – WINNER

JESSIE WARE 

 LIANNE LA HAVAS

MALE SOLO ARTIST 

AJ TRACEY

HEADIE ONE 

J HUS – WINNER

JOEL CORRY 

YUNGBLUD

BRITISH GROUP 

BICEP

BIFFY CLYRO 

LITTLE MIX – WINNER

THE 1975 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITs RISING STAR 

GRIFF WARNER – WINNER

PA SALIEU

RINA SAWAYAMA 

MASTERCARD ALBUM 

ARLO PARKS COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS 

CELESTE NOT YOUR MUSE 

DUA LIPA FUTURE NOSTALGIA – WINNER

J HUS BIG CONSPIRACY

JESSIE WARE WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE? 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

BTS 

D.C. PARTISAN 

FOO FIGHTERS 

HAIM – WINNER

RUN THE JEWELS

RISING STAR

Griff

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS – WINNER

BICEP 

CELESTE 

JOEL CORRY 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITISH SINGLE

220 KID & GRACEY DON’T NEED LOVE

AITCH & AJ TRACEY FT TAY KEITH RAIN 

DUA LIPA PHYSICAL

HARRY STYLES WATERMELON SUGAR – WINNER 

HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY AIN’T IT DIFFERENT 

JOEL CORRY FT MNEK HEAD & HEART

NATHAN DAWE FT KSI LIGHTER

REGARD & RAYE SECRETS 

S1MBA FT DTG ROVER PARLOPHONE 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE DON’T RUSH

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARIANA GRANDE

BILLIE EILISH – WINNER

CARDI B

MILEY CYRUS 

TAYLOR SWIFT 

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  

BURNA BOY 

CHILDISH GAMBINO 

TAME IMPALA FICTION

THE WEEKND – WINNER

GLOBAL ICON

Taylor Swift  

 

Keep apart! All of the stars in attendance for the ceremony were seated on socially-distanced tables, making it a start contrast from the tightly-packed audience of Brits years past

Preserve aside! All the stars in attendance for the ceremony have been seated on socially-distanced tables, making it a begin distinction from the tightly-packed viewers of Brits years previous

Stay away! No more than two guests could be seated on each table in accordance with the awards' strict social distancing measures, as part of bosses stringent plans to ensure the ceremony could go ahead

Keep away! Not more than two friends could possibly be seated on every desk in accordance with the awards’ strict social distancing measures, as a part of bosses stringent plans to make sure the ceremony may go forward

Taylor additionally made historical past on the finish of the night as she accepted the World Icon Award, the primary time in historical past a feminine artist had been offered with the honour.

The Fearless singer was praised by a lot of her fellow stars, together with longtime buddies Selana Gomez, Ed Sheeran and music legend Annie Lennox for her unimaginable assortment of music.

Taylor took to the stage to simply accept the award – changing into the primary girl to take action within the present’s historical past – when she gave a blink-and-you’ll miss it nod to her British actor beau Joe Alwyn, 30.

Whereas thanking a protracted record of buddies and collaborators, the American magnificence briefly paused, earlier than smiling and easily acknowledging ‘Joe’ for his help. 

She mentioned: ‘That video, anybody who was in that video, Selena, Zoe, Ed, Griff and my soul left my physique when Annie Lennox appeared. I am actually prould to be a part of this musical neighborhood, however what we actually wanted was the assistance and help of the NHS thanks for all the pieces you’d executed for us.

Here she is! Taylor Swift also made history at the end of the evening as she accepted the Global Icon Award, the first time in history a female artist had been presented with the honour

Right here she is! Taylor Swift additionally made historical past on the finish of the night as she accepted the World Icon Award, the primary time in historical past a feminine artist had been offered with the honour

Touched: The Fearless singer was praised by many of her fellow stars, including longtime friends Selana Gomez, Ed Sheeran and music legend Annie Lennox for her incredible collection of music

Touched: The Fearless singer was praised by a lot of her fellow stars, together with longtime buddies Selana Gomez, Ed Sheeran and music legend Annie Lennox for her unimaginable assortment of music

Amazing: She said: 'We live in a world where anyone has the right to say anything they want about you at any time, but please remember that you have the right to prove them wrong'

Wonderful: She mentioned: ‘We dwell in a world the place anybody has the proper to say something they need about you at any time, however please bear in mind that you’ve got the proper to show them unsuitable’

Eye-catching: Taylor dazzled in a beautiful silver beaded crop top and matching skirt as she took to the stage

Jaw-dropping: She took to the stage to accept her honour, after being praised by her fellow music stars

Eye-catching: Taylor dazzled in an attractive silver beaded crop high and matching skirt as she took to the stage to simply accept her honour, after being praised by her fellow music stars

Sharing the joy: Taylor Swift handed Maisie Williams her mini BRIT, with the winners being encouraged to share the love this year and gift the tiny sculpture to a pal

Sharing the enjoyment: Taylor Swift handed Maisie Williams her mini BRIT, with the winners being inspired to share the love this yr and reward the tiny sculpture to a pal

‘I’m so indebted and grateful to my British followers, I like you a lot for all the pieces you’d executed for me, we have had so many superb reminiscences within the final 15 years, from enjoying Shepherd’s Bush Empire, to Wembley Stadium, to the O2 Area, and due to you final yr I nearly performed Glastonbury!

Noting the Covid pandemic, which introduced a lot of the world to a halt, Taylor continued: ‘Everyone knows what occurred subsequent, the world modified, and I ended up placing out three albums as an alternative. Making Folklore and Evermore was probably the most distinctive expertise I’ve ever had.

‘I wish to thank my family and friends who know precisely who they’re. If there’s one factor I’ve realized is you need to go searching on a regular basis. By no means take them as a right, there are such a lot of unimaginable new artists on this room tonight, and so many individuals watching who ahve targets and goals and ambisiton for themselves. 

‘We dwell in a world the place anybody has the proper to say something they need about you at any time, however please bear in mind that you’ve got the proper to show them unsuitable, I like you a lot thanks a lot for this lovely honour, that is superb.’

Ultimately! The ceremony, which happened at London’s O2 Area with a restricted viewers as a part of the federal government’s Covid pilot scheme, additionally noticed Little Combine make historical past as the primary ever lady band to win Finest British Group

Over the moon! Just days after announcing their pregnancies, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards took to the stage with Jade Thirlwall

Happy: The trio paid tribute to their former bandmate Jesy Nelson while also vowing to 'stick together' after overcoming the 'misogynistic' music industry

Over the moon! Simply days after asserting their pregnancies, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards took to the stage with Jade Thirlwall to simply accept the coveted prize, paying tribute to former bandmate Jesy Nelson

Elated: Leigh-Anne (far left) said: 'We have been together for 10 years it's been the best years of our life, we've had so much fun we've made so many memories, we want to thank your incredible fans, Jesy'

Elated: Leigh-Anne (far left) mentioned: ‘We have now been collectively for 10 years it has been the perfect years of our life, we have had a lot enjoyable we have made so many reminiscences, we wish to thank your unimaginable followers, Jesy’

Glowing: The trio coordinated in glamorous white ball gowns, with the two mums-to-be cradling their stomachs as they posed for some snaps just days after announcing their pregnancies

Glowing: The trio coordinated in glamorous white ball robes, with the 2 mums-to-be cradling their stomachs as they posed for some snaps simply days after asserting their pregnancies

Thrilled: Jade added: 'This award isn't just for us, it's for Spice Girls, Sugababes, All Saints, Girls Aloud, all the incredible girls bands we love you'

Thrilled: Jade added: ‘This award is not only for us, it is for Spice Ladies, Sugababes, All Saints, Ladies Aloud, all of the unimaginable ladies bands we love you’

Support: Later that evening Jesy, who quit the band in December, posted a lovely image of the trio after they accepted their award, along with lines of heart and clapping hand emojis

Help: Later that night Jesy, who give up the band in December, posted a beautiful picture of the trio after they accepted their award, together with strains of coronary heart and clapping hand emojis

Naughty! Performing a sea shanty with The Wellerman creator Nathan Evans, Jack sang: 'It's a Party Fit for Rita Ora,' in reference to the star's London party back in November which breached Covid restrictions

Naughty! Performing a sea shanty with The Wellerman creator Nathan Evans, Jack sang: ‘It is a Social gathering Match for Rita Ora,’ in reference to the star’s London celebration again in November which breached Covid restrictions

Back on stage! The ceremony broadcast live on ITV, celebrated the return to live music and nominee Dua Lipa promised those attending that it would 'be a night to remember' (Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro is pictured)

Again on stage! The ceremony broadcast dwell on ITV, celebrated the return to dwell music and nominee Dua Lipa promised these attending that it could ‘be an evening to recollect’ (Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro is pictured)

Huge news! Working closely with the Government to adhere to safety guidelines, this means The BRITs, was the first live music show at The O2 in over a year, with 4,000 tickets being up for grabs (Raye is pictured left)

Large information! Working carefully with the Authorities to stick to security tips, this implies The BRITs, was the primary dwell music present at The O2 in over a yr, with 4,000 tickets being up for grabs (Raye is pictured left)

Cheers! The BRITs will play an important role in paving the way for the return of live music at scale as the UK emerges from the past year's restrictions (Joel Corry is pictured)

Cheers! The BRITs will play an vital position in paving the way in which for the return of dwell music at scale because the UK emerges from the previous yr’s restrictions (Joel Corry is pictured)

It's back at last! Nominations were unveiled in March, with Celeste, Dua Lipa, Joel Corry and Young T & Bugsey joining Arlo Parks in receiving three nominations each, and Jessie Ware, J Hus, Bicep, AJ Tracey up for two awards as with Headie One

It is again eventually! Nominations have been unveiled in March, with Celeste, Dua Lipa, Joel Corry and Younger T & Bugsey becoming a member of Arlo Parks in receiving three nominations every, and Jessie Ware, J Hus, Bicep, AJ Tracey up for 2 awards as with Headie One

How did BRIT Awards go forward through the Covid pandemic? 

The 2021 BRIT Awards marked the primary dwell music occasion within the UK for the reason that begin of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The indoor ceremony and dwell present shaped a part of the Authorities’s scientific Occasions Analysis Programme.

Enhanced testing approaches will study how occasions can happen with out the necessity for social distancing in any case restrictions are lifted on June 21.  

4,000 tickets have been made out there for the dwell ceremony, only one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capability, with 2,500 of these being given to key staff. 

The BRITs will play an vital position in paving the way in which for the return of dwell music at scale because the UK emerges from the previous yr’s restrictions. 

Viewers members weren’t socially distanced or required to put on face coverings as soon as seated inside the world, although they have been required in communal areas comparable to the bathroom or essential concourse.

All attendees have been allowed to buy alcohol and concessions as soon as contained in the O2 Area.

Attendees have been additionally required to comply with current Authorities steering when travelling to the venue and cling to guidelines set out by the occasion organisers.

Among the many guidelines, attendees had to offer proof of a unfavourable lateral move take a look at outcome to enter the venue, and mentioned take a look at needed to be taken at an asymptomatic testing website inside 36 hours of the ceremony.

Upon arrival on the venue, all attendess have been requested to take a PCR take a look at, and can then take one other take a look at 5 days after the ceremony 

It is hoped this can collect additional proof on the protection of indoor settings, lowered social distancing and the removing of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.

Elsewhere, after beautiful of their elegant white ensembles, Little Combine took to the stage to simply accept their prize for Finest British Group, with Leigh-Anne Pinnock starting: ‘We have now been collectively for 10 years it has been the perfect years of our life, we have had a lot enjoyable we have made so many reminiscences, we wish to thank your unimaginable followers, Jesy.

‘It isn’t simple being a feminine within the UK pop trade, we have seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of variety, we’re happy with how we’re caught collectively and we’re utilizing our voices greater than ever.’

Jade added: ‘This award is not only for us, it is for Spice Ladies, Sugababes, All Saints, Ladies Aloud, all of the unimaginable ladies bands we love you.’

Jesy Nelson, who left Little Combine in December, later revealed her pleasure over the spectacular accolade as she shared a candy snap of her ex-bandmates to Instagram.

She posted the beautiful picture of pregnant Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards alongside Jade Thirlwall, with a strains of coronary heart and clapping hand emojis.

Comic Jack Whitehall was as soon as once more tasked with internet hosting the awards, and as ever he did not disappoint with a slew of jibes and tongue-in-cheek jokes. 

These included a cheeky reference to singer Rita and her London celebration which breached lockdown guidelines again in November, throughout a sea shanty with The Wellerman creator Nathan Evans, by singing: ‘It is a Social gathering Match for Rita Ora.’

However the night time wasn’t with out gaffes, as Jack was noticeably muted by present bosses after appeared to drop the primary expletive of the night, regardless of the scenes airing after the 9pm watershed.

The comedian may later be heard shouting ‘s**t’ throughout an interview with Worldwide Group winner Haim, after he praised the trio for travelling to England particularly for the ceremony.  

Lewis Capaldi proved to be the viral sensation of the night time, as he proceeded to drop a number of f-bombs as he offered the ultimate award of the night time, Finest British Album.

He started: ”I am f***ing s-‘ earlier than being muted by ITV bosses, later persevering with: ‘Sorry, I used to be studying off a card right here – ”how is everybody doing?” 

On the finish of his speech he added: ‘Some good s***’ sparking a hysterial response from followers who praised his hilarious look. 

Forward of Coldplay’s opening efficiency, host Jack obtained a grilling from the Line Of Responsibility duo Vicky McClure and Martin Compston about who can be kicking off the ceremony.  

However regardless of channelling their AC-12 alter-agos, the funnyman did not spill the beans, which means the pair needed to name in reinforcements – Handforth Parish Council’s Jackie Weaver.

Regardless of Jack’s insistence she ‘did not have the authority,’ Jackie furiously terminated their video chat, earlier than starting the dwell awards present. 

What did he say? Lewis Capaldi proved to be the viral sensation of the night, as he proceeded to drop multiple f-bombs as he presented the final award of the night, Best British Album

What did he say? Lewis Capaldi proved to be the viral sensation of the night time, as he proceeded to drop a number of f-bombs as he offered the ultimate award of the night time, Finest British Album

He said what? He began: ''I'm f***ing s-' before being muted by ITV bosses, later continuing: 'Sorry, I was reading off a card here - ''how is everyone doing?''

He mentioned what? He started: ”I am f***ing s-‘ earlier than being muted by ITV bosses, later persevering with: ‘Sorry, I used to be studying off a card right here – ”how is everybody doing?”

Tell us! Ahead of Coldplay's opening performance, Jack received a grilling from the Line Of Duty duo Vicky McClure and Martin Compston about who would be kicking off the ceremony

Inform us! Forward of Coldplay’s opening efficiency, Jack obtained a grilling from the Line Of Responsibility duo Vicky McClure and Martin Compston about who can be kicking off the ceremony

Showman! Coldplay then kicked off the show with an incredible pre-recorded performance on the River Thames

Showman! Coldplay then kicked off the show with an incredible pre-recorded performance on the River Thames

Showman! Coldplay then kicked off the present with an unimaginable pre-recorded efficiency on the River Thames of their single Greater Energy from a barge in entrance of the O2

Incredible: Going all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and sparkling fireworks for the showcase, which was filmed outside the O2 last month

Unbelievable: Going all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and glowing fireworks for the showcase, which was filmed outdoors the O2 final month

New release: Higher Power features on Coldplay's new album which is called Music Of The Spheres, another reference to space and life beyond Earth

New launch: Greater Energy options on Coldplay’s new album which is named Music Of The Spheres, one other reference to area and life past Earth 

Coldplay then kicked off the present with an unimaginable pre-recorded efficiency on the River Thames of their single Greater Energy from a barge in entrance of the O2.

Happening all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and glowing fireworks for the showcase, which was filmed outdoors the O2 final month.

The efficiency included the usage of jaw-dropping holograms, including to the sci-fi theme after the band unveiled their new single final week by streaming it on board the Internation House Station.  

Harry Kinds additionally earned a thunderous response from his die-hard followers when he was awarded Finest British Single for his hit Watermelon Sugar.

Looking good! The band's stellar showcase then moved into Dua's jaw-dropping performance, which began as she made her way to the O2 on the Underground at Charing Cross station before transitioning into the arena

Looking good! The band's stellar showcase then moved into Dua's jaw-dropping performance, which began as she made her way to the O2 on the Underground at Charing Cross station before transitioning into the arena

Wanting good! The band’s stellar showcase then moved into Dua’s jaw-dropping efficiency, which started as she made her technique to the O2 on the Underground at Charing Cross station earlier than transitioning into the world

Flag blazer: The 25-year-old singer hit the stage in a Union Jack blazer, which she soon shed as she got into her performance

Flag blazer: The 25-year-old singer hit the stage in a Union Jack blazer, which she quickly shed as she acquired into her efficiency

Paying homage: Levitating hitmaker Dua's choice of ensemble hearkened back to Geri Horner's headline-making patriotic minidress

A trip down memory lane: Geri Horner wore the iconic minidress  as she performed at the same awards show some 24 years ago, back in 1997

Paying homage: Levitating hitmaker Dua’s selection of ensemble hearkened again to Geri Horner’s headline-making patriotic minidress, which she wore as she carried out on the identical awards present some 24 years in the past, again in 1997 (left)

Over the moon: Up first was the award for British Breakthrough Artist, awarded to Arlo Parks, who gushed that 'dreams do come true' after thanking her loved ones for helping encourage her to reach the prestigious honour

Over the moon: Up first was the award for British Breakthrough Artist, awarded to Arlo Parks, who gushed that ‘goals do come true’ after thanking her family members for serving to encourage her to succeed in the distinguished honour

Eloquent: Arlo also took to the stage to perform a rendition of her single Hope in a bold paisley silver suit

Sensational: She scooped the first award of the night

Eloquent: Arlo additionally took to the stage to carry out a rendition of her single Hope in a daring paisley silver go well with after scooping the primary award of the night time

Big star! Harry Styles also earned a thunderous reaction from his die-hard fans when he was awarded Best British Single

Chart-topper: The former One Direction star has had huge success in his solo career, winning for his hit Watermelon Sugar

Large star! Harry Kinds additionally earned a thunderous response from his die-hard followers when he was awarded Finest British Single for his hit Watermelon Sugar

The previous One Course star, who’s within the midst of filming the Fifties drama My Policeman, took to the stage in an attention grabbing brown go well with, avoiding a run-in along with his ex-girlfriend Taylor on the awards.

He mentioned: ‘Thanks a lot, it is I simply proceed to be baffled by moments like this that make me extra and mre unimaginable gateful to have the ability to do that job every single day.

‘I am actually completely happy and prud to be celebrating British music tonight, I wish to thank my followers for being so beneficiant to me all the time and everybody who has my again thanks a lot.’

Followers have been fast to take to Twitter after Harry’s acceptance speech as they questioned why he was speaking in an American accent, whereas others identified that the star has simply completed filming his film Do not Fear Darling in America.

Over the moon: He said: 'I'm really happy and prud to be celebrating British music tonight, I want to thank my fans for being so generous to me always and everyone who has my back thank you so much'

Over the moon: He mentioned: ‘I am actually completely happy and prud to be celebrating British music tonight, I wish to thank my followers for being so beneficiant to me all the time and everybody who has my again thanks a lot’

Harry continued: 'I want to thank my fans for being so generous to me, always, and everyone in my life who has my back. Thank you so much, I love you.'

Grateful: ‘All of you round there [NHS staff sitting in the audience], thanks for all the pieces you probably did for this nation within the final yr. We love you a lot, thanks very very a lot, thanks, have a very good night time,’ he concluded 

Confused: Fans were quick to take to Twitter after Harry's acceptance speech as they questioned why he was talking in an American accent

Confused: Followers have been fast to take to Twitter after Harry’s acceptance speech as they questioned why he was speaking in an American accent

One particular person mentioned: ‘Wtf was Harry Kinds’ accent!? Since when was he American!? #brits2021.’  A special fan put: ‘My mum simply requested why Harry was speaking with an American accent on the Brits.’ 

One other follower questioned: ‘Why has Harry Kinds turned American? #brits2021.’ 

Nonetheless, one loyal fan was fast to level out: ‘Harry sounds American as a result of he simply completed filming an film the place he has to make use of an American accent.’ 

British Breakthrough Artist was awarded to Arlo Parks, who gushed that ‘goals do come true’ after thanking her family members for serving to encourage her to succeed in the distinguished honour. 

We are the winners! International Group was given to Haim, who attended the ceremony in person after spending 10 days in quarantine to accept their award

We’re the winners! Worldwide Group was given to Haim, who attended the ceremony in particular person after spending 10 days in quarantine to simply accept their award

Thanks! Male Solo Artist was given to J Hus, who was unable to attend to accept the award, with DJ Semtex taking to the stage in his place

Thanks! Male Solo Artist was given to J Hus, who was unable to attend to simply accept the award, with DJ Semtex taking to the stage in his place

Lady in red: Olivia Rodrigo was a vision in a beautiful red gown as she took to the stage

Jaw-dropping: She delivered a stunning performance of her chart-topping hit Drivers Licence

Woman in crimson: Olivia Rodrigo was a imaginative and prescient in an attractive crimson robe as she delivered a surprising efficiency of her chart-topping hit Drivers Licence

Male Solo Artist was given to J Hus, who was unable to attend to simply accept the award, with DJ Semtex taking to the stage in his place.

He mentioned: ‘Shout out to AJ Tracey, Headie One, all of the artist within the constructing tonight. I am gonna take my time and get this proper, I do not wanna find yourself as a meme tomorrow.

‘I am right here right this moment as a result of J Hus could not make it, I am right here to simply accept the award on behalf of J Hus. He is an unimaginable artist, one of many biggest. He makes music that makes our days that little bit simpler, our lives that little bit simpler.

‘If he was right here tonight, I do know he’d wish to large up his household, he’d wish to large up his buddies and his group. All of the followers who’ve been with him from day one, I do know he’d wish to large up militarians worldwide.

Breathtaking performance: : Griff captured the audience's attention as she put on a rousing performance of Black Hole

Purple reign: She looked sensational as she took to the stage in a purple gown

Breathtaking efficiency: : Griff captured the viewers’s consideration as she placed on a rousing efficiency of Black Gap

Winning big: It proved to be a victorious night for Griff, who picked up the coveted Rising Star award after her performance

Profitable large: It proved to be a victorious night time for Griff, who picked up the coveted Rising Star award after her efficiency

Debut single: The Hertfordshire native, whose real name is Sarah Faith Griffiths, released her debut single Mirror Talk in 2019

Debut single: The Hertfordshire native, whose actual identify is Sarah Religion Griffiths, launched her debut single Mirror Speak in 2019

‘If he was right here tonight, he would possibly say one thing like, ‘Heavy obligation do not cover the wonder’. If J Hus was right here tonight, I do know he would positively say, ‘Are you stronger right this moment than you have been yesterday?’. So all people, wherever you’re proper now, present some appreciation for J Hus!’ 

Worldwide Feminine Artist was offered to Billie Eilish, who lamented being unable to attend the event after her stellar efficiency of No Time To Die eventually yr’s ceremony.

She mentioned: ‘I like you a lot that is an honour, the BRITs have been so magical for me final yr, I can not wait to come back again, thanks.’ 

Griff captured the viewers’s consideration as she placed on a rousing efficiency of Black Gap, in what proved to be proved to be a victorious night time for the star as she picked up the coveted Rising Star award after her efficiency.

Worldwide Male Artist noticed a shock look from former First Woman Michelle Obama, who offered the prize to The Weeknd, simply minutes after he appeared to take inspiration from the UK’s current climate by performing within the pouring rain.

Performance: Also taking to the stage on the night were Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed up to perform the Pet Shop Boys classic It's A Sin, after teasing the surprise collaboration on social media ahead of the show

Efficiency: Additionally taking to the stage on the night time have been Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed as much as carry out the Pet Store Boys basic It is A Sin, after teasing the shock collaboration on social media forward of the present

Mutual fans: The Rocket Man hitmaker, 74, took to the stage with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, 30, after becoming a huge fan of Olly's performance as Ritchie Tozer in Channel 4 drama It's A Sin

Top of the crops: Olly was seen performing in a sparkling crop top

Mutual followers: The Rocket Man hitmaker, 74, took to the stage with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, 30, after changing into an enormous fan of Olly’s efficiency as Ritchie Tozer in Channel 4 drama It is A Sin

Spelling it out: The joint performance was heavily hinted at on social media, with Elton, Years and Years and The Brit Awards' Instagram accounts all sharing words that spell out 'It's A Sin'

Spelling it out: The joint efficiency was closely hinted at on social media, with Elton, Years and Years and The Brit Awards’ Instagram accounts all sharing phrases that spell out ‘It is A Sin’

Title: Their cover of It's A Sin was a fitting choice, as, it shares its name with the critically acclaimed series which starred Olly

Writhe: The musician and actor writhed around on the stage during his performance

Title: Their cowl of It is A Sin was a becoming selection, as, it shares its identify with the critically acclaimed collection which starred Olly

Unexpected guest: Michelle Obama shocked fans with a surprise appearance at the Brit Awards to present The Weeknd with International Male Solo Artist

Surprising visitor: Michelle Obama shocked followers with a shock look on the Brit Awards to current The Weeknd with Worldwide Male Solo Artist

Virtual performance:  Singer The Weeknd was also on hand to perform at the show, although he made his appearance virtually

Digital efficiency:  Singer The Weeknd was additionally available to carry out on the present, though he made his look nearly

Covered up: The Canadian musician, real name Abel Tesfaye, could barely visible, covering his face with a wide-brimmed hat

Outerwear: He teamed his headgear with a baggy coat

Coated up: The Canadian musician, actual identify Abel Tesfaye, may barely seen, masking his face with a wide-brimmed hat

High energy show: Young T & Bugsey, left, performed with grime star Headie One, right, during the star-studded ceremony

Excessive vitality present: Younger T & Bugsey, left, carried out with grime star Headie One, proper, through the star-studded ceremony

He mentioned: ‘Thanks BRIT Awards I want I used to be there to simply accept the award, I wish to give a shout out to UK followers, if it wasn’t for them I wasn’t be standig right here proper now, for the individuals in Ethiopia who’re struggling, you’re in my coronary heart.’

Worldwide Group was given to Haim, who attended the ceremony in particular person after spending 10 days in quarantine to simply accept their award.

Taking to the stage they gushed: ‘Oh my god sisters! That is unimaginable, that is INCREDIBLE, effectively I imply first ofall, let me get my bearings, initially the UK was the primary place to ever embrace us. In your complete world, and for that truthfully we will likely be perpetually grateful that is loopy. I am like shaking wow and often I am so composed.’

Closing show: Rag'n'Bone Man closed out the show with a rousing performance of his new track Anywhere Away From Here

Closing present: Rag’n’Bone Man closed out the present with a rousing efficiency of his new observe Wherever Away From Right here

Beamed performance: The musician was joined for the performance by his duet partner Pink, who was beamed onto the stage

Beamed efficiency: The musician was joined for the efficiency by his duet companion Pink, who was beamed onto the stage

Voices in unison: A sizeable choir accompanied the stars as they closed out the star-studded ceremony in memorable style

Voices in unison: A sizeable choir accompanied the celebrities as they closed out the star-studded ceremony in memorable model

Show-stoppers: Their big performance rounded out a slew of show-stopping moments during the star-studded ceremony

Present-stoppers: Their large efficiency rounded out a slew of show-stopping moments through the star-studded ceremony

Additionally taking to the stage on the night time have been Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed as much as carry out the Pet Store Boys basic It is A Sin, after teasing the shock collaboration on social media forward of the present.

The Rocket Man hitmaker, 74, took to the stage with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, 30, after changing into an enormous fan of Olly’s efficiency as Ritchie Tozer in Channel 4 drama It is A Sin.  

Olly starred alongside a forged of rising stars and celebrated favourites together with Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry and Neil Patrick Harris and It is a Sin has been universally praised by followers.  

The 2021 Brit Awards marked the primary main indoor music occasion in over a yr as bosses launched 2,500 free tickets to key staff, going down in entrance of a dwell viewers totalling 4,000 individuals at London‘s The O2 six days earlier than the subsequent part of lockdown lifts. 

Look how close they are! The 2021 Brit Awards marked the first major indoor music event in over a year as bosses released 2,500 free tickets to key workers

Look how shut they’re! The 2021 Brit Awards marked the primary main indoor music occasion in over a yr as bosses launched 2,500 free tickets to key staff

No two metres here! Audience members were not socially distanced or required to wear face coverings in the arena, but were required to follow existing Government guidance when travelling to the venue and adhere to rules

No two metres right here! Viewers members weren’t socially distanced or required to put on face coverings within the area, however have been required to comply with current Authorities steering when travelling to the venue and cling to guidelines

Little Mix babies! Also walking the red carpet were Little Mix, with pregnant members Leigh-Anne Pinnock, left, and Perrie Edwards, right, debuting their baby bumps (Jade Thirlwall centre)

Little Combine infants! Additionally strolling the crimson carpet have been Little Combine, with pregnant members Leigh-Anne Pinnock, left, and Perrie Edwards, proper, debuting their child bumps (Jade Thirlwall centre) 

Respects: Dua, pictured, appeared to pay homage to late singer Amy Winehouse, who tragically passed away aged 27 on the 23 July in 2011, with her hair styled in a similar beehive hairdo

Tribute: Amy pictured at the BRIT Awards in 2007

Respects: Dua, left, appeared to pay homage to late singer Amy Winehouse, proper, who tragically handed away aged 27 on the 23 July in 2011, along with her hair styled in the same beehive hairdo 

The ceremony broadcast dwell on ITV, celebrated the return to dwell music and nominee Dua Lipa promised these attending that it could ‘be an evening to recollect’.  

The indoor ceremony and dwell present shaped a part of the Authorities’s scientific Occasions Analysis Programme, and can use enhanced testing approaches to look at how occasions can happen with out the necessity for social distancing in any case restrictions are lifted on June 21. 

Working carefully with the Authorities to stick to security tips, this implies The BRITs, was the primary dwell music present at The O2 in over a yr, with 4,000 tickets being up for grabs- only one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capability. 

The BRITs will play an vital position in paving the way in which for the return of dwell music at scale because the UK emerges from the previous yr’s restrictions. 

Gorgeous: Elsewhere presenter Maya, 26, looked sensational as she displayed her toned curves in a plunging cut-out black mini dress

Details: It was adorned with dazzling diamond detailing

Attractive: Elsewhere presenter Maya, 26, appeared sensational as she displayed her toned curves in a plunging cut-out black mini costume adorned with dazzling diamond detailing

Strike a pose: Singer Mabel, 25, wowed in a vibrant neon green silk cut-out Tony Ward Couture gown

Details: It was adorned with diamond detailing and a racy thigh-high slit

Strike a pose: Singer Mabel, 25, wowed in a vibrant neon inexperienced silk cut-out Tony Ward Couture robe which was adorned with diamond detailing and a racy thigh-high slit. She added matching long-sleeved gloves and barely-there heels

Pretty in pink! Raye looked incredible in a stunning vibrant pink corset top

Details: It had a matching skirt with a thigh-high slit

Fairly in pink! Raye appeared unimaginable in a surprising vibrant pink corset high and matching skirt with a thigh-high slit 

Viewers members weren’t socially distanced or required to put on face coverings within the area, however have been required to comply with current Authorities steering when travelling to the venue and cling to guidelines set out by the occasion organisers.

Among the many guidelines, attendees had to offer proof of a unfavourable lateral move take a look at outcome to enter the venue. 

As a part of the broader scientific analysis on the trial occasions, attendees have been even be requested to take a take a look at after the occasion to assemble additional proof on the protection of indoor settings, lowered social distancing and the removing of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings. 

Nominations have been unveiled in March, with Celeste, Dua Lipa, Joel Corry and Younger T & Bugsey becoming a member of Arlo Parks in receiving three nominations every, and Jessie Ware, J Hus, Bicep, AJ Tracey up for 2 awards as with Headie One. 

Supportive! Roxy Horner looked incredible as she supported her boyfriend Jack Whitehall who hosted the BRIT Awards 2021

Beauty: The model, 29, who recently spent the weekend in hospital wore a statement white waistcoat and black shirt

Supportive! Roxy Horner appeared unimaginable as she supported her boyfriend Jack Whitehall who hosted the BRIT Awards 2021 

Setting up: Crew members were seen setting up and wearing protective face masks

Establishing: Crew members have been seen organising and sporting protecting face masks 

BRIT Awards 2021: Little Combine rating history-making British Group gong (and thank absent ex-bandmate Jesy Nelson) whereas Dua Lipa takes residence TWO awards as they lead female-dominated winners 

The perfect of British music was celebrated in model on Tuesday night time with Little Combine and Dua Lipa amongst ladies recognised for his or her unimaginable abilities on the female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021. 

Little Combine’s Jade Thirlwall and her pregnant bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards lastly bagged the title of greatest British Group after being nominated three earlier occasions, changing into the primary girlband to EVER win the award- and guaranteeing to present a shoutout to their former fourth member Jesy Nelson as they collected the gong.

Whereas Dua Lipa, 25, was offered with Feminine Solo Artist in addition to the extremely coveted Mastercard Album award for her primary report Future Nostalgia, bringing her whole BRIT tally as much as 5.

Big winners! Little Mix and Dua Lipa lead the talented winners at Tuesday's female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021

Large winners! Little Combine and Dua Lipa lead the proficient winners at Tuesday’s female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021

It was an particularly large night time for Little Combine, with two members debuting their child bumps on the crimson carpet, as they gained their historic award ten years after forming on The X Issue and treating followers to dozens of hit songs.

Taking to the stage to simply accept their prize for British Group, Leigh-Anne mentioned: ‘We have now been collectively for 10 years it has been the perfect years of our life, we have had a lot enjoyable we have made so many reminiscences, we wish to thank your unimaginable followers, Jesy.

‘It isn’t simple being a feminine within the UK pop trade, we have seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of variety, we’re happy with how we’re caught collectively and we’re utilizing our voices greater than ever.’

Jade added: ‘This award is not only for us, it is for Spice Ladies, Sugababes, All Saints, Ladies Aloud, all of the unimaginable ladies bands we love you.’ 

What a night! Pop star Dua Lipa, 25, was presented with Female Solo Artist as well as the highly coveted Mastercard Album award

Rolling in BRITS: Dua's tally of awards from the show now stands at five

What an evening! Pop star Dua Lipa, 25, was offered with Feminine Solo Artist in addition to the extremely coveted Mastercard Album award for her primary report Future Nostalgia, bringing her whole BRIT tally as much as 5

Former bandmate Jesy Nelson, who left Little Combine in December, revealed her pleasure over the spectacular accolade as she shared a candy snap of her ex-bandmates to Instagram alongside a strains of coronary heart and clapping hand emojis. 

Jesy did not attend the ceremony at London’s O2 Area, as an alternative spending the day within the studio engaged on her solo music and teasing followers with an ‘thrilling’ new observe. 

Whereas Dua managed to nab a formidable two out of three of her nominated classes on Tuesday, solely lacking out on British Single to Harry Kinds’ Watermelon Sugar.

She devoted her gong to the rescuer often called Jimi, calling for him to be honoured with a Bravery Award after he tragically misplaced his life whereas trying to save lots of a lady who jumped into the River Thames from London Bridge.

Additionally through the night time she entertained followers with a medley of a few of her largest hits whereas donning an attention grabbing ensemble that included a Union Jack-print wrap skirt. 

Big winners! Little Mix and Dua Lipa lead the talented winners at Tuesday's female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021

Large winners! Little Combine and Dua Lipa lead the proficient winners at Tuesday’s female-dominated BRIT Awards 2021

All their babies! It was an especially big night for Little Mix, with two members debuting their baby bumps on the red carpet, as they won their historical award ten years after forming on The X Factor and treating fans to dozens of hit songs

All their infants! It was an particularly large night time for Little Combine, with two members debuting their child bumps on the crimson carpet, as they gained their historic award ten years after forming on The X Issue and treating followers to dozens of hit songs

Well deserved: Leigh-Anne, Jade and Perrie ensured to thank their devoted fans and ex-bandmate Jesy Nelson for 'the best years of our life' as they excitedly accepted the award

Effectively deserved: Leigh-Anne, Jade and Perrie ensured to thank their devoted followers and ex-bandmate Jesy Nelson for ‘the perfect years of our life’ as they excitedly accepted the award

Elated: Leigh-Anne Pinnock (far left) said: 'It's not easy being a female in the UK pop industry, we've seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of diversity, we're proud of how we're stuck together and we're using our voices more than ever'

Elated: Leigh-Anne Pinnock (far left) mentioned: ‘It isn’t simple being a feminine within the UK pop trade, we have seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of variety, we’re happy with how we’re caught collectively and we’re utilizing our voices greater than ever’

Impressive: Jesy Nelson, who left Little Mix in December, revealed her joy over the band's achievement as she shared a sweet snap of her ex-bandmates to Instagram

Spectacular: Jesy Nelson, who left Little Combine in December, revealed her pleasure over the band’s achievement as she shared a candy snap of her ex-bandmates to Instagram

Support: The singer, 29, posted the lovely image of pregnant Leigh-Anne and Perrie alongside Jade, with a lines of heart and clapping hand emojis

Help: The singer, 29, posted the beautiful picture of pregnant Leigh-Anne and Perrie alongside Jade, with a strains of coronary heart and clapping hand emojis

Levitating hitmaker Dua’s selection of ensemble hearkened again to Geri Horner’s headline-making patriotic minidress, which she wore as she carried out on the identical awards present some 24 years in the past, again in 1997. 

Throughout the vibrant night time, a complete of 11 awards have been handed out alongside 9 unbeatable show-stopping performances, six of which have been in a position to be staged dwell within the room.

Every winner was offered with the BRITs first collaborative double-trophy designed by two of the UK’s main creatives, Es Devlin OBE and Yinka Ilori MBE, with recipients being inspired to reward the smaller gong to another person. 

Becoming a member of Little Combine and Dua within the winners record was this yr’s Rising Star award winner Griff – who took to the stage for a surprising rendition of Black Gap – was handed the baton by 2020’s Rising Star winner Celeste, herself up for 3 additional awards this yr.

Elsewhere, Arlo Parks was topped Breakthrough Artist, one of many three awards she was nominated for, after what has been an unimaginable yr for the younger London artist, and in addition made her debut BRITs efficiency with a sublime rendition of Hope, the set embellished as a sunflower area in a nod to the identify of her debut album. 

Looking good: Dua looked sensational on the night, putting on a busty display in a yellow dress and pearl choker

Wanting good: Dua appeared sensational on the night time, placing on a busty show in a yellow costume and pearl choker 

Hitting the stage: Dua Lipa hit the stage in scintillating style when she hit the stage at the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night

Hitting the stage: Dua Lipa hit the stage in scintillating model when she hit the stage on the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night time

Solely including to the feminine dominated night time, the primary feminine artist to win the best BRITs accolade and the UK’s largest promoting artist of the yr so far, Taylor Swift appeared in particular person to simply accept the particular World Icon award, which was offered by Sport of Thrones actress Maisie Williams. 

In the meantime, the Worldwide Group class adopted the same go well with, with Californian lady band HAIM in attendance to simply accept their award after spending 10 days in quarantine to attend the star-studded bash.

Taking to the stage they gushed: ‘Oh my god sisters! That is unimaginable, that is INCREDIBLE, effectively I imply initially, let me get my bearings, initially the UK was the primary place to ever embrace us. In your complete world, and for that truthfully we will likely be perpetually grateful that is loopy. I am like shaking wow and often I am so composed.’ 

And the accolade for Worldwide Feminine was given to the 19-year-old Unhealthy Man hitmaker Billie Eilish, who accepted the award by way of a pre-recorded video acceptance speech. 

Reflecting on her stellar efficiency of No Time To Die eventually yr’s ceremony, she mentioned: ‘I like you a lot that is an honour, the BRITs have been so magical for me final yr, I can not wait to come back again, thanks.’ 

Sharing the joy: Taylor Swift handed Maisie Williams here mini BRIT, with the winners being encouraged to share the love this year

How sweet: Maisie seemed impressed with her gift and could not stop beaming as she accepted the BRIT

Sharing the enjoyment: Taylor Swift handed Maisie Williams right here mini BRIT, with the winners being inspired to share the love this yr and reward the tiny sculpture to a pal

As for the lads, The Weeknd emerged victorious within the Worldwide Male Solo Artist class, along with his award offered by former First Woman Michelle Obama by way of VT, and delivered an unforgettable efficiency of his single Save Your Tears, pre-recorded from the US. 

Accepting his award, the singer mentioned: ‘Thanks BRIT Awards I want I used to be there to simply accept the award, I wish to give a shout out to UK followers, if it wasn’t for them I wasn’t be standing right here proper now, for the individuals in Ethiopia who’re struggling, you’re in my coronary heart.’

Within the Male Solo Artist class, J Hus gained over AJ Traey, Headie On, Joel Corry and Yungblud whereas Harry Kinds took residence the trophy for British Single along with his tune Watermelon Sugar.

The 2021 Brit Awards, hosted by Jack Whitehall, marked the primary main indoor music occasion in over a yr as bosses launched 2,500 free tickets to key staff. The Awards happened in entrance of a dwell viewers of 4,000 individuals at London‘s The O2 six days earlier than the subsequent part of lockdown lifts.   

Comic Jack Whitehall kicked off the present with a hilarious Line of Responsibility skit that includes forged from the present together with Jackie Weaver of viral web fame. 

Celebrations are a-go: The International Group category was triumphed by California’s girl band HAIM, who were in attendance to accept their award

Celebrations are a-go: The Worldwide Group class was triumphed by California’s lady band HAIM, who have been in attendance to simply accept their award

Amazing! The band spent 10 days in quarantine to attend the star-studded bash and could not hide their delight as they posed with the BRIT Award

How cool! They couldn't believe their luck s they marked the accolade

Wonderful! The band spent 10 days in quarantine to attend the star-studded bash and couldn’t cover their delight as they posed with the BRIT Award

Posers: The band showed off their award while working all their angles for the camera

 Posers: The band confirmed off their award whereas working all their angles for the digital camera

The present then formally opened with fireworks and a UK unique efficiency by Coldplay of their new music ‘Greater Energy’ from the River Thames.  

The BRIT Awards are identified for its distinctive collaborations and this yr was no totally different, with Elton John and Years & Years becoming a member of forces for a spectacular efficiency of the Pet Store Boys’ basic ‘It’s A Sin’. 

The recorded model of the music will now be out there to buy as a single in help of the Elton John AIDS Basis charity.  

A second collaboration noticed Rag’n’Bone Man and P!nk carry out their new single ‘Wherever Away from Right here’, with P!nk becoming a member of remotely from the U.S.

Showing it off: This year's Rising Star award went to Griff, who slipped into a quirky grey and metal dress after the show

Displaying it off: This yr’s Rising Star award went to Griff, who slipped into a unusual gray and steel costume after the present

Well done! Arlo Parks (left) was crowned Breakthrough Artist, one of the three awards the star was nominated for

So much talent: Griff (pictured) was crowned the Rising Star

Effectively executed! Arlo Parks (left) was topped Breakthrough Artist, one of many three awards the star was nominated for, after what has been an unimaginable yr for the younger London artist whereas Griff (proper) was topped the Rising Star

And the musical duo have been joined by particular visitor singers from the Greenwich and Lewisham NHS Belief Choir, offering an emotional climax to the present.   

One other US star who made it to The O2 was Olivia Rodrigo who lit up the stage with a efficiency of her beautiful hit single, Drivers Licence.

Twice nominated Headie One additionally blew the viewers away with a particular efficiency of ‘Ain’t It Totally different’/’Princess Cuts’, joined by fellow nominees AJ Tracey and Younger T & Bugsey.   

Nice one: A very dapper looking Harry Styles took home the trophy for British Single with his tune Watermelon Sugar

Good one: A really dapper trying Harry Kinds took residence the trophy for British Single along with his tune Watermelon Sugar

 BRIT Awards 2021: Dua Lipa pays homage to Geri Horner in a VERY cheeky Union Jack outfit as she leads performers together with Coldplay and Elton John – 24 years after Spice Lady made headlines in patriotic minidress

Dua Lipa hit the stage in scintillating model when she carried out on the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night time.

The singer, 25, entertained followers as she ran by a medley of a few of her largest hits on the ceremony, held at London’s O2, whereas donning an attention grabbing ensemble that included a Union Jack-print wrap skirt -with a cheeky thong beneath.

Levitating hitmaker Dua’s selection of ensemble hearkened again to Geri Horner’s headline-making patriotic minidress, which she wore as she carried out on the identical awards present some 24 years in the past, again in 1997.

Dua teamed her skirt of selection with an identical blazer – which she swiftly eliminated – a white shirt and black cravat, whereas a gold waistcoat with a scooped neckline complemented her look.

Including a racy contact, the star retained her black stockings and suspenders from her crimson carpet ensemble, whereas patent buckle heels rounded out her head-turning look as she flashed her derriere.

The chart-topping star oozed Hollywood glamour as she styled her signature raven locks right into a beehive hairdo and added a palette of impeccably-applied make-up. 

Additionally taking to the stage on the night time have been Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed as much as carry out the Pet Store Boys basic It is A Sin, after teasing the shock collaboration on social media forward of the present. 

Patriotic look: Dua looked sensational as she worked the stage in her Union Jack ensemble

Patriotic look: Dua appeared sensational as she labored the stage in her Union Jack ensemble 

Paying homage: Levitating hitmaker Dua's choice of ensemble hearkened back to Geri Horner's headline-making patriotic minidress

A trip down memory lane: Geri Horner wore the iconic minidress  as she performed at the same awards show some 24 years ago, back in 1997

Paying homage: Levitating hitmaker Dua’s selection of ensemble hearkened again to Geri Horner’s headline-making patriotic minidress, which she wore as she carried out on the identical awards present some 24 years in the past, again in 1997 (left)

Oh my! Dua showed off her pert posterior in her racy lingerie as she danced during her medley

Oh my! Dua confirmed off her pert posterior in her racy lingerie as she danced throughout her medley

Flag blazer: The 25-year-old singer hit the stage in a Union Jack blazer, which she soon shed as she got into her performance

Flag blazer: The 25-year-old singer hit the stage in a Union Jack blazer, which she quickly shed as she acquired into her efficiency

Serving looks: Dua teamed her skirt of choice with a white blouse and black cravat, while a gold waistcoat with a scooped neckline complemented her look

Serving seems: Dua teamed her skirt of selection with a white shirt and black cravat, whereas a gold waistcoat with a scooped neckline complemented her look

Glamorous: The chart-topping star oozed Hollywood glamour as she styled her signature raven locks into a beehive hairdo and added a palette of impeccably-applied makeup

Glamorous: The chart-topping star oozed Hollywood glamour as she styled her signature raven locks right into a beehive hairdo and added a palette of impeccably-applied make-up

The Rocket Man hitmaker, 74, took to the stage with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, 30, after changing into an enormous fan of Olly’s efficiency as Ritchie Tozer in Channel 4 drama It is A Sin.

And the joint efficiency was closely hinted at on social media, with Elton, Years and Years and The Brit Awards’ Instagram accounts all sharing phrases that spell out ‘It is A Sin.’

Sir Elton acquired the hearsay mill happening Monday night time by posting the phrase ‘It is’ on a brightly colored background, earlier than Years & Years dropped the phrase ‘A’ in an equivalent font.

Fuelling the hypothesis additional, the official Brit Awards web page then posted the phrase ‘Sin’, getting followers excited for what’s going to little question be an epic efficiency.

Their cowl of It is A Sin was a becoming selection, as, it shares its identify with the critically acclaimed collection which starred Olly.  

Hotsteppers: The star's troupe of energetic backing dancers helped to keep the performance visually appealing on the night

Hotsteppers: The star’s troupe of energetic backing dancers helped to maintain the efficiency visually interesting on the night time

Three is a magic number: It was a big night for the singer, who arrived at the show vying for an impressive three nominations

Dominant force: She has proved to be a dominant force on the pop charts since making her debut a handful of years ago

Three is a magic quantity: It was a giant night time for the singer, who arrived on the present vying for a formidable three nominations

Best seat in the house: During her performance, which occurred early on in the ceremony, she used a grey chair as a prop

Finest seat in the home: Throughout her efficiency, which occurred early on within the ceremony, she used a gray chair as a prop

So popular: Dua's performance appeared to prove popular, as members of the audience were heard reacting enthusiastically

So widespread: Dua’s efficiency appeared to show widespread, as members of the viewers have been heard reacting enthusiastically

All things bright and beautiful: The iconic London venue's lights flooded the big stage with an assortment of bright colours

All issues brilliant and delightful: The enduring London venue’s lights flooded the large stage with an assortment of brilliant colors

Elton was an enormous fan of It is A Sin when it aired on TV earlier this yr and even shared his appreciation on social media.

Olly starred alongside a forged of rising stars and celebrated favourites together with Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry and Neil Patrick Harris and It is a Sin has been universally praised by followers.

Coldplay opened the BRIT Awards with an unimaginable pre-recorded efficiency on London’s River Thames.

The band, fronted by lead singer Chris Martin, 44, carried out their new single Greater Energy from a barge in entrance of the O2 forward of the dwell occasion.

Happening all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and glowing fireworks for the showcase, which was filmed within the coronary heart of the capital final month. 

Performance: Also taking to the stage on the night were Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed up to perform the Pet Shop Boys classic It's A Sin, after teasing the surprise collaboration on social media ahead of the show

Efficiency: Additionally taking to the stage on the night time have been Elton John and Years & Years, who teamed as much as carry out the Pet Store Boys basic It is A Sin, after teasing the shock collaboration on social media forward of the present

Mutual fans: The Rocket Man hitmaker, 74, took to the stage with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, 30, after becoming a huge fan of Olly's performance as Ritchie Tozer in Channel 4 drama It's A Sin

Top of the crops: Olly was seen performing in a sparkling crop top

Mutual followers: The Rocket Man hitmaker, 74, took to the stage with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, 30, after changing into an enormous fan of Olly’s efficiency as Ritchie Tozer in Channel 4 drama It is A Sin

Spelling it out: The joint performance was heavily hinted at on social media, with Elton, Years and Years and The Brit Awards' Instagram accounts all sharing words that spell out 'It's A Sin'

Spelling it out: The joint efficiency was closely hinted at on social media, with Elton, Years and Years and The Brit Awards’ Instagram accounts all sharing phrases that spell out ‘It is A Sin’

Title: Their cover of It's A Sin was a fitting choice, as, it shares its name with the critically acclaimed series which starred Olly

Writhe: The musician and actor writhed around on the stage during his performance

Title: Their cowl of It is A Sin was a becoming selection, as, it shares its identify with the critically acclaimed collection which starred Olly

Red cloak: Olly sported a red cloak as he sat on top of the grand piano. He later removed the garment during the performance

Pink cloak: Olly sported a crimson cloak as he sat on high of the grand piano. He later eliminated the garment through the efficiency

Praise: Elton was a huge fan of It's A Sin when it aired on TV earlier this year and even shared his appreciation on social media

Dapper gent: He cut a dapper figure in his suit of choice

Reward: Elton was an enormous fan of It is A Sin when it aired on TV earlier this yr and even shared his appreciation on social media

Chris was ever the showman within the band’s efficiency as they took to the barge located outdoors the O2 Area. 

The efficiency included the usage of jaw-dropping holograms, including to the sci-fi theme after the band unveiled their new single final week by streaming it on board the Worldwide House Station. 

It was a efficiency that kicked off a stellar return to dwell music, which additionally included performances from Rag’n’Bone Man, Pink, The Weeknd and Headie One.

Greater Energy options on Coldplay’s new album which is named Music Of The Spheres, one other reference to area and life past Earth. 

Wow! Coldplay opened the BRIT Awards 2021 with an incredible pre-recorded performance on the River Thames on Tuesday

Wow! Coldplay opened the BRIT Awards 2021 with an unimaginable pre-recorded efficiency on the River Thames on Tuesday

Amazing: The band, fronted by lead singer Chris Martin, 44, performed their new single Higher Power from a barge in front of the O2 ahead of the live event

Wonderful: The band, fronted by lead singer Chris Martin, 44, carried out their new single Greater Energy from a barge in entrance of the O2 forward of the dwell occasion

Energetic: Going on all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and sparkling fireworks

Energetic: Happening all out for the opening act, Coldplay opted for futuristic dancing holograms and glowing fireworks

What a show! Chris was ever the showman in the band's performance as they took to the barge situated outside the O2 Arena

What a present! Chris was ever the showman within the band’s efficiency as they took to the barge located outdoors the O2 Area

New release: Higher Power features on Coldplay's new album which is called Music Of The Spheres, another reference to space and life beyond Earth

New launch: Greater Energy options on Coldplay’s new album which is named Music Of The Spheres, one other reference to area and life past Earth

New album: Higher Power features on Coldplay's new album which is called Music Of The Spheres, another reference to space and life beyond Earth

New album: Greater Energy options on Coldplay’s new album which is named Music Of The Spheres, one other reference to area and life past Earth

How did BRIT Awards go forward through the Covid pandemic?

The 2021 BRIT Awards marked the primary dwell music occasion within the UK for the reason that begin of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The indoor ceremony and dwell present shaped a part of the Authorities’s scientific Occasions Analysis Programme.

Enhanced testing approaches will study how occasions can happen with out the necessity for social distancing in any case restrictions are lifted on June 21.  

4,000 tickets have been made out there for the dwell ceremony, only one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capability, with 2,500 of these being given to key staff. 

The BRITs will play an vital position in paving the way in which for the return of dwell music at scale because the UK emerges from the previous yr’s restrictions. 

Viewers members weren’t socially distanced or required to put on face coverings as soon as seated inside the world, although they have been required in communal areas comparable to the bathroom or essential concourse.

All attendees have been allowed to buy alcohol and concessions as soon as contained in the O2 Area.

Attendees have been additionally required to comply with current Authorities steering when travelling to the venue and cling to guidelines set out by the occasion organisers.

Among the many guidelines, attendees had to offer proof of a unfavourable lateral move take a look at outcome to enter the venue, and mentioned take a look at needed to be taken at an asymptomatic testing website inside 36 hours of the ceremony.

Upon arrival on the venue, all attendess have been requested to take a PCR take a look at, and can then take one other take a look at 5 days after the ceremony 

It is hoped this can collect additional proof on the protection of indoor settings, lowered social distancing and the removing of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.

The observe was produced by music mastermind, Max Martin, who is thought for making quite a few hit information together with Britney Spears’ Child One Extra Time and Backstreet Boys’ I Need It That Manner.  

In an explosion of color and optimism, the 2021 BRIT Awards celebrated the achievements of British and worldwide artists over the past 18 months.  

The awards ceremony really belonged to Dua Lipa, 25, because the night noticed her scoop the accolade for Feminine Solo Artist and the Mastercard British Album of the 12 months Award for her lockdown hit Future Nostalgia. 

This yr’s Rising Star award winner Griff was handed the baton for the honour by 2020’s Rising Star winner Celeste, who herself was up for 3 additional awards.

And Arlo Parks was topped Breakthrough Artist, one of many three awards the star was nominated for, after what has been an unimaginable yr for the younger London artist. 

She additionally made her debut BRITs efficiency with a sublime rendition of Hope and embellished the set as a sunflower area in a nod to the identify of her debut album.

Hitmaker: The track was produced by music mastermind, Max Martin, who is known for making numerous hit records including Britney Spears' Baby One More Time and Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way

Hitmaker: The observe was produced by music mastermind, Max Martin, who is thought for making quite a few hit information together with Britney Spears’ Child One Extra Time and Backstreet Boys’ I Need It That Manner

Essentially the most nominated lady band in BRIT Award historical past, Little Combine, lastly bagged the title of British Group and made historical past because the first-ever lady band to win, having been up for the award three earlier occasions. 

In the meantime, the Worldwide Group class adopted the same go well with, with the California girlband HAIM in attendance to simply accept their award. 

And the accolade for Worldwide Feminine was given to the 19-year-old Unhealthy Man hitmaker Billie Eilish, who accepted the award by way of a pre-recorded video acceptance speech.  

The Weeknd emerged victorious within the Worldwide Male Solo Artist class along with his award offered by the previous First Woman of america, Michelle Obama. 

The Blinding Lights hitmaker handled the viewers to an unforgettable efficiency of his single Save Your Tears, pre-recorded from the US.  

Dem Boy Paigon hitmaker JHUS scooped the Male Solo Artist award, which was accepted on his behalf by DJ Semtex in his absence.

Following a profitable awards season stateside, One Course heartthrob Harry Kinds scooped Finest British Single along with his summertime observe Watermelon Sugar. 

The primary feminine artist to win the best BRITs accolade and the UK’s largest promoting artist of the yr so far, Taylor Swift appeared in particular person to simply accept the particular World Icon award, which was offered by Sport Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams.

Closing show: Rag'n'Bone Man closed out the show with a rousing performance of his new track Anywhere Away From Here

Closing present: Rag’n’Bone Man closed out the present with a rousing efficiency of his new observe Wherever Away From Right here

Every winner was offered with the BRITs’ first-ever collaborative double-trophy, designed by Es Devlin OBE and Yinka Ilori MBE, with every recipient inspired to re-gift the smaller trophy to another person.

The 2021 BRIT Awards, hosted by Jack Whitehall, marked the primary main indoor music occasion in over a yr as bosses launched 2,500 free tickets to key staff.   

The present noticed a complete of 11 awards handed out alongside 9 unbeatable show-stopping performances, six of which have been in a position to be staged dwell in stadium.  

The present formally opened with fireworks and a UK unique efficiency by Coldplay of their new music Greater Energy from the River Thames.  

The BRITs is thought for its distinctive collaborations and this yr was no totally different, with Elton John and Years & Years’ Olly Alexander becoming a member of forces for a spectacular efficiency of the Pet Store Boys’ basic It’s A Sin. 

The recorded model of the music will now be out there to buy as a single in help of the Elton John AIDS Basis charity.  

A second collaboration noticed Rag’n’Bone Man and P!nk carry out their new single Wherever Away from Right here, with P!nk becoming a member of remotely from the US.

And the musical duo have been joined by particular visitor singers from the Greenwich and Lewisham NHS Belief Choir, offering an emotional climax to the present.   

Beamed performance: The musician was joined for the performance by his duet partner Pink, who was beamed onto the stage

Beamed efficiency: The musician was joined for the efficiency by his duet companion Pink, who was beamed onto the stage

One other US star who made it to The O2 was Olivia Rodrigo who lit up the stage with a efficiency of her beautiful hit single, Drivers Licence.

Twice nominated Headie One additionally blew the viewers away with a particular efficiency of Ain’t It Totally different/Princess Cuts, joined by fellow nominees AJ Tracey and Younger T & Bugsey.

Presenters on the night time included: Annie Mac, Boy George, Celeste, Lewis Capaldi, Kurupt FM and Mabel.

The occasion was Co-Chaired by Rebecca Allen (President EMI Information) and Selina Webb (EVP Common Music UK), who oversaw the artistic group which together with Devlin and Ilori additionally included BRITs TV Government Producer Sally Wooden. 

The BRIT Awards happened in entrance of a dwell viewers of 4,000 individuals at London‘s The O2 six days earlier than the subsequent part of lockdown lifts. 

The ceremony, which was broadcasted dwell on ITV, celebrated the return to dwell music and Dua Lipa promised these attending that it could ‘be an evening to recollect’.  

The indoor ceremony and dwell present shaped a part of the Authorities’s scientific Occasions Analysis Programme, and used enhanced testing approaches to look at how occasions can happen with out the necessity for social distancing in any case restrictions are lifted on June 21. 

Working carefully with the Authorities to stick to security tips, The BRITs was the primary dwell music present at The O2 in over a yr, with 4,000 tickets being up for grabs – only one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capability

Voices in unison: A sizeable choir accompanied the stars as they closed out the star-studded ceremony in memorable style

Voices in unison: A sizeable choir accompanied the celebrities as they closed out the star-studded ceremony in memorable model

The BRITs performed an vital position in paving the way in which for the return of dwell music at scale because the UK emerges from the previous yr’s restrictions. 

Viewers members weren’t socially distanced or required to put on face coverings within the area, however have been required to comply with current Authorities steering when travelling to the venue and cling to guidelines set out by the occasion organisers.

Among the many guidelines, attendees needed to have proof of a unfavourable lateral move take a look at outcome to enter the venue. 

As a part of the broader scientific analysis on the trial occasions, attendees have been additionally requested to take a take a look at after the occasion to assemble additional proof on the protection of indoor settings, lowered social distancing and the removing of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.  

Show-stoppers: Their big performance rounded out a slew of show-stopping moments during the star-studded ceremony

Present-stoppers: Their large efficiency rounded out a slew of show-stopping moments through the star-studded ceremony

Breathtaking performance: : Griff captured the audience's attention as she put on a rousing performance of Black Hole

Purple reign: She looked sensational as she took to the stage in a purple gown

Breathtaking efficiency: : Griff captured the viewers’s consideration as she placed on a rousing efficiency of Black Gap

Winning big: It proved to be a victorious night for Griff, who picked up the coveted Rising Star award after her performance

Profitable large: It proved to be a victorious night time for Griff, who picked up the coveted Rising Star award after her efficiency

Debut single: The Hertfordshire native, whose real name is Sarah Faith Griffiths, released her debut single Mirror Talk in 2019

Debut single: The Hertfordshire native, whose actual identify is Sarah Religion Griffiths, launched her debut single Mirror Speak in 2019

Virtual performance:  Singer The Weeknd was also on hand to perform at the show, although he made his appearance virtually

Digital efficiency:  Singer The Weeknd was additionally available to carry out on the present, though he made his look nearly

Covered up: The Canadian musician, real name Abel Tesfaye, could barely visible, covering his face with a wide-brimmed hat

Outerwear: He teamed his headgear with a baggy coat

Coated up: The Canadian musician, actual identify Abel Tesfaye, may barely seen, masking his face with a wide-brimmed hat

High energy show: Young T & Bugsey, left, performed with grime star Headie One, right, during the star-studded ceremony

Excessive vitality present: Younger T & Bugsey, left, carried out with grime star Headie One, proper, through the star-studded ceremony

Important role: The BRITs will play an important role in paving the way for the return of live music at scale as the UK emerges from the past year's restrictions

Vital position: The BRITs will play an vital position in paving the way in which for the return of dwell music at scale because the UK emerges from the previous yr’s restrictions

New rules: Audience members were not socially distanced or required to wear face coverings in the arena, but they were required to follow existing Government guidance when travelling to the venue

New guidelines: Viewers members weren’t socially distanced or required to put on face coverings within the area, however they have been required to comply with current Authorities steering when travelling to the venue



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