2019 BRIT Awards
Last night was the night in British music everybody was waiting for. The BRIT Awards took place at London’s O2 Arena and the night was filled with lots of music, performance and some stand out outfits.
The show in its 39th year was filled with the favourites in British music as well as some international artists which graced the stage. There was alot to unpack about the show but these were a couple of the highlights and moments that stood out to us.
Before awards were handed out the inital moment that everybody was geared up and ready for was the red carpet
Of course everybody came dressed to nines and ready to serve looks and there were some real stand out outfits
The ladies came out and served looks with some opting to go real extravagant in terms of their dresses whilst other opted for a more comfortable look, but nonetheless there was some really great fashion choices. Some our our favourites included the ladies of Little Mix, American artist H.E.R, Jorja Smith, P!nk Ms Banks, presenter Maya Jama and our personal favourite on the carpet was Mabel
Once the carpet was over the show was underway we sat back and watched the show unfold. Host Jack Whitehall was sharp not being shy to go up to presenters and nominees in the rooms and really embrace his comedic spirit.
The overall vibe and feel of the show seemed to be very much chilled and much more relaxed than it has seemed in the past couple of years.
With a variety of people in attendance not just in UK music there seemed to a geunine vibe of everybody having a good time which made for a good show without their being any dramatic or stand out moments.
With 6 performances on the night there was a mixture of different vibes and performances that we were treated to throughout the night.
Our personal favourite and highlight of the night had to be the legend that is P!nk who came and treated everybody to a medley of her songs from her latest album and some of her well known songs in the last couple of years. Her performance was nothing short of her fire, acrobatics and powerful vocals that she is known for as well as utilizing the entire stage.
Another peformance that stood out for us what the collaborative performance between Jess Glynn and American R&B singer H.E.R of her track Thurdsay. The remix of the song dropped 2 weeks ago and we have been loving it and so the performance was something that we were really looking forward to, and we can gladly report that it was not a let down.
A quite powerful performance which featured a variety of women on stage with Glynn who were taking off their makeup during the performance striping down to their bare selves. Both singers gave a good vocal performance and their voices seemed to compliment each other well.
Finally what we all came for the winners. Unsurprisingly based on the nominees the winners for the show this year didn’t seem to be that much of a shock to us.
To be honest considering how much of the nominees were dominated by mainstream pop artists we were not surprised by who took home awards this year.
Winners included Little Mix who took home the BRIT for Best British Video as voted for by their fans. Other winners included The 1975 who took home two BRITs for British Album of the Year and Best British Group. As well as Tom Walker who took home the British Breakthrough Act . Jorja Smith went home with the British Female Solo Artist and of course The Carters took home the BRIT for International Group another big winner of the night was P!nk who was the first international artist to take home the Outstanding Contribution to Music award.
Overall the show seemed to be good and a good day had by all those that attended. Considering what a strong year it was in music last year we’ll only have to see how this year transipers for next year and the 40th anniversay of the show.
Words: Seneo Mwamba