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Women dominate the BRITs 2019 as Jorja Smith, Little Mix, Dua Lipa take home awards

20 February 2019, 22:00 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

Women dominated the BRIT Awards nominations this year, and resulted in Jorja Smith, Little Mix, and Dua Lipa taking home their own statue created by David Adjaye OBE.

Jorja Smith had a successful night. Having been nominated for three BRITs this year (British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, and British Album Of The Year), and winning the 2017 BRITs Critics' Choice Award, she ended up accepting British Female Solo Artist with a humbling speech.

The 1975 picked up British Group, leading to frontman Matty Healy using his speech time to call out misogynistic men using a quote from The Guardian's Laura Snapes. At the end of the night they also accepted British Album Of The Year for their A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships record, with Healy thanking all their close friends and family, and their album category competitors Arctic Monkeys...

Tom Walker scooped the British Breakthrough Act over IDLES - earlier this year, IDLES said to us of their nomination, "What we have all built means something to a wider consensus than we ever comprehended."

The international category saw Drake scoop International Solo Male, while Ariana Grande sent a sweet video to accept her International Female Solo Artist award. The Carters, aka Beyoncé and Jay-Z, sent a video - of course - to accept their International Group award in front of a painting of Meghan Markle. The only international artist at the ceremony who was present to accept their award was P!NK, who had previously been announced as the Outstanding Contribution To Music award winner.

Calvin Harris, who has basically collaborated with, well...everyone, scooped Producer Of The Year after performing a montage of his biggest hits with Rag'n'Bone Man, Sam Smith, and Dua Lipa. His collborator Dua Lipa, on the other hand, only won one award (British Single for her "One Kiss" track with Calvin Harris) out of her four nominations - two in British Single, and two in British Video.

George Ezra obviously picked up British Male Solo Artist, while Ed Sheeran scooped the Global Success Award.

And let's not forget Jack Whitehall's Fyre Festival joke...

To view the full winners list visit brits.co.uk.
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