Dua Lipa and Stormzy are the big BRIT Awards 2018 winners scooping two apiece... as the grime artist makes a heartfelt plea for Grenfell during impassioned performance
- New Rules hitmaker Dua, 22, scooped British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough, while the grime artist took home British Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist
- Big For Your Boots star Stormzy closed the show with a moving performance, in which he rapped about providing aid to Grenfell survivors
- Hosted by Jack Whitehall at London's O2 Arena, BRIT awards fans saw performances from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Jorja Smith and Rag'nBone Man
- The winner of the British Artist Video award, which was Harry Styles, was decided by the public
The New Rules hitmaker, 22, scooped British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough, while the groundbreaking grime artist, 24, took home British Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist.
The Big For Your Boots star closed the star-studded show with an impassioned appeal to Theresa May about the progression of aid for Grenfell Tower victims.
Superstars of the night: British artists Dua Lipa and Stormzy beamed in delight as they won two awards each at the BRIT Awards 2018, held at London's 02 Arena on Wednesday evening
The delighted duo posed together inside the Winners' Room as they held up their crimson red oblong statues, designed by Sir Anish Kapoor.
The Be The One singer looked sensational in a plunging baby blue Armani Privé gown, embellished with ravishing tassels throughout.
Dua wore her raven tresses in her signature poker straight style and accentuated her striking features with cyan blue eyeshadow.
Proud: The duo took to the Winners' Room as they held up their crimson red oblong statues, designed by Sir Anish Kapoor
Ecstatic: The Be The One singer looked sensational in a plunging baby blue Armani Privé gown, embellished with ravishing tassels throughout
Opting for casual attire, Thornton Heath native Stormzy wore a slouchy hooded jumper and fitted black jeans.
The British-Albanian star made history as she became the first female in the history of the Brits to be nominated for five awards.
She was also nominated for British Single, British Artist Video of the Year and the prestigious Mastercard British Album of the Year for her self-titled Top Ten debut, which produced the No. 1 single New Rules and three more Top 40 singles.
Hide and seek! Dua wore her raven tresses in her signature poker straight style and accentuated her striking features with cyan blue eyeshadow
Beaming: Ed Sheeran appeared in high spirits as he won the Global Success 2018 award,
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Iconic: American rock band Foo Fighters made an appearance as they took home the International Group award
Honoured: Stormzy's debut album Gang Signs and Prayer was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart
Stormzy's debut album Gang Signs and Prayer was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart.
The Blinded By Your Grace hitmaker ended the show with a passionate plea about the Grenfell Tower fire, which broke out in June 2017 and caused over 70 deaths.
In a direct rap, addressed to the British Prime Minister, Stormzy said: 'Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell? Do you think we’ve just forgotten about Grenfell? You criminals!’
Touching: The Blinded By Your Grace hitmaker ended the show with a passionate plea about the Grenfell Tower fire, which broke out in June 2017 and caused over 70 devastating deaths
The star proceeded to remove his jumper as he performed with a heavy gush of artificial rain.
He continued: 'You got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages!'
'We should burn your house down, we’ll see if you can manage it!'
Hosted by Jack Whitehall, fans saw performances from the likes of Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith Rita Ora and Liam Payne.
Making a statement! In a direct rap, addressed to the British Prime Minister, Stormzy said: 'Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?'
The international categories saw huge megastars including Drake, Beck, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Killers, Kendrick Lamar and main show performers Foo Fighters up for awards, as well as Bjork's ninth BRIT nomination for Best International Female.
Rag'N'Bone Man won Best British Single for Human, but he faced stiff competition from J Hus for Did You See, Clean Bandit for Symphony, Liam Payne ft Quavo for Strip That Down, Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean for Feels, Dua Lipa for New Rules, Ed Sheeran for Shape Of You, Jax Jones for You Don't Know Me, Jonas Blue for Mama and Little Mix for Touch.
Powerful: The star proceeded to remove his jumper as he performed with a heavy gush of artificial rain
As always the public voted for the Best British Single category - which is usually made up of the best-selling releases from the past year.
Elsewhere Jorja Smith won Critics' Choice, while Steve Mac was named the Producer of the Year.
Jason Iley, BRITs Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland said: 'This year's nominations, as well as the incredible performances on our launch show tonight, are representative of an exciting, genre spanning and vibrant year in British music with a strong mix of established acts alongside new and emerging artists who are set to become the big names of the future.'
Controversial: Stormzy rapped, 'You got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages!'
BRIT Awards 2018: Full winners list
BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran - Divide
J Hus - Common Sense
Rag 'n' Bone Man - Humour
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer - WINNER
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
Stormzy - WINNER
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Dua Lipa - WINNER
Gorillaz - WINNER
Dua Lipa - WINNER
BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean - Feels
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson - Symphony
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times - WINNER
Jonas Blue Ft William Singe - Mama
Liam Payne Ft Quavo - Strip That Down
Little Mix - Touch
ZAYN and Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever
CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD
Jorja Smith - WINNER
BRITISH SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Liam Payne - 'Strip That Down' featuring Quavo
Jax Jones feat. Raye - 'You Don't Know Me'
Clean Bandit - 'Symphony' featuring Zara Larsson
Rag'n'Bone Man - 'Human' - WINNER
J HUS - 'Did You See'
Calvin Harris - 'Feels' featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
Dua Lipa - 'New Rules'
Ed Sheeran - 'Shape of You'
Jonas Blue - 'Mama' featuring William Singe
Little Mix - 'Touch'
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Lorde - WINNER
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Kendrick Lemar - WINNER
Foo Fighters - WINNER
BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran ÷) - WINNER
GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD
Ed Sheeran - WINNER
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