BRIT Awards 2018: The Winners

Stormzy and Dua Lipa win big, and the politicised red carpet sees a decline

BRIT Awards 2018: The Winners

The 2018 BRIT Awards were, considering other award ceremonies in recent months, quite a muted affair. 

Jack Whitehall demonstrated his ability to be an exceptional host, straddling the lines between professional, humourous and relatable perfectly – and was apparently self-censoring too!

The request by the Brits for attendees to wear a white rose on the red carpet - mirroring the Grammys - was largely met. However, Paloma Faith stated that more males should be wearing the rose to demonstrate support. 

Ed Sheeran was one such male who wore the white rose, and said to BBC News that the movement “should have happened sooner, but I’m glad it’s happening.” How glad he was that he didn’t win a single award all night, despite his album being a critical success is less obvious. 

It seems that the political statements are better suited to the stage, rather than the red carpet. Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding and Emma Willis all made comments about the lack of female winners - and the lack of females generally. Stormzy delivered a politically charged freestyle that took aim at the media and political elite, attacked Theresa May for the lack of action on Grenfell, and praised the success of black Britons. He also walked away with two awards that night - taking both British Male Solo Artist and best British Album.


British male solo artist

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Loyle Carner
  • Rag’n’Bone Man
  • WINNER: Stormzy

British female solo artist

  • WINNER: Dua Lipa
  • Jessie Ware
  • Kate Tempest
  • Laura Marling
  • Paloma Faith

British group

  • WINNER: Gorillaz
  • London Grammar
  • Royal Blood
  • Wolf Alice
  • The xx

British breakthrough act

  • Dave
  • WINNER: Dua Lipa
  • J Hus
  • Loyle Carner
  • Sampha

British single

  • Calvin Harris – Feels (feat Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean)
  • Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat Zara Larsson)
  • Dua Lipa – New Rules
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  • J Hus – Did You See
  • Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me (feat Raye)
  • Jonas Blue – Mama (feat William Singe)
  • Liam Payne – Strip That Down (feat Quavo)
  • Little Mix – Touch
  • WINNER: Rag’n’Bone Man – Human

British album

  • Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran – ÷
  • J Hus – Common Sense
  • Rag’n’Bone Man – Human
  • WINNER: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

British artist video

  • Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
  • Calvin Harris – Feels (feat Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean)
  • Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat Zara Larsson)
  • Dua Lipa – New Rules
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  • WINNER: Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
  • Jonas Blue – Mama (feat William Singe)
  • Liam Payne – Strip That Down (feat Quavo)
  • Little Mix – Touch
  • Zayn and Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

International male solo artist

  • Beck
  • Childish Gambino
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • WINNER: Kendrick Lamar

International female solo artist

  • Alicia Keys
  • Björk
  • WINNER: Lorde
  • Pink
  • Taylor Swift

International group

  • Arcade Fire
  • WINNER: Foo Fighters
  • Haim
  • The Killers
  • LCD Soundsystem

Author

Tom Inniss

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Tom is the Editor of Voice. He is a politics graduate and holds a masters in journalism, with particular interest in youth political engagement and technology. He is also a mentor to our Voice Contributors, and champions our festivals programme, including the reporter team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe..

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