The 2022 Brit Awards took place last night featuring an array of talented artists receiving awards, performing and in some cases both. The event, hosted at the O2, showcased a lot of what talent Britain has to offer, with different nomination categories ranging from music genres like Pop, R&B and Grime to categories like Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Best International Artist. With such a spread of categories there was quite a range of artists, and seeing the visual of A1 and Jay1 attending the same show as the likes of Adele and Ed Sheeran invoked a sense of unity, showing off the love for their craft and their fellow Brits.
Although every artist attending was awesome in their own right, this massive celebration of talent and hard work was about nominees and winners so here are the categories along with who won:
Album of the Year: Adele – 30
Artist of the Year: Adele
Song of the Year: Adele – Easy On Me
Best New Artist: Little Simz
Best International Artist: Billie Eilish
Best British Group: Wolf Alice
Best International Group: Silk Sonic
Best International Song: Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
Best Song: Adele – Easy on Me
British Dance Act: Becky Hill
Best Rock/Alternative: Sam Fender
Best Pop/R&B: Dua Lipa
Best Hip-Hop/Grime/Rap: Dave
Producer Of The Year: Inflo
Songwriter Of The Year: Ed Sheeran
Rising Star: Holly Humberstone
The Brits performances were spectacular to watch, with fantastic performances from both nominees and winners. From Ed Sheeran performing with Bring Me the Horizon, a rock ballad. Anne-Marie (who doesn’t need her left ankle) performing ‘Don’t Play’ with KSI. Little Simz bodied her performance ‘Woman’ with majestic vocals with Cleo Sol. Liam Gallagher was even flown in by a helicopter, another performance loved by many fans. Holly Humberstone, this years Rising Star who is also beloved by Olivia Rodrigo made her TV debut this year. Adele’s performance started with her song ‘I Drink Wine’ backed by a gospel choir. Sam Fender crowned ‘top tier Indie boi’ sang his classicist rock song called ‘Everything’s electric’. Dave performs the final song of the night, bringing out Fredo, Meeks Ghetts and Giggs, a real treat for the rap fans. With a gospel choir to create ambiance performing ‘In The Fire’ Dave plays the electric guitar, shooting flames out of his guitar.
Shoot Shanice’s favourite highlight of the Brits has to be when Little Simz collected her first Brit award bringing her mother on stage. The joy that Little Simz mother had on the stage made me tear up, the joy she had for her daughter was so beautiful.
Shoot Muhammed’s favourite highlight of the Brits would be during Dave’s performance when each individual artist came out corresponding with their verse. Seeing them all pop out and perform together was really a sight to behold.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees from the night and thank you all for such a great spectacle, it will be exciting to see what Britain and its creatives get up to moving forward!