BRIT Awards 2019: The Performances and Winners

Article by Timothy
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Posted: February 21, 2019

Hosted by Jack Whitehall, this year’s 39th British Music Awards saw a night of pure delight from the remarkable introductory appearance by Hugh Jackman to Pink’s exotic closing performance at London’s O2 arena.

Hugh Jackman did an introductory performance from his  #1 soundtrack album, ‘The Greatest Showman’ in which he also presented circus performers in top hats and tails, fire-breathers and a pyramid of backing dancers inside Britain’s largest tent. He may have also hinted at a possible sequel to the musical, “For an actor, I’m a bad liar. I have heard talk about it but I don’t know”, Jackman said in an interview.

Fair share of celebrations and disappointments were also witnessed at the event with ‘Little Mix’ being slammed on Twitter for allegedly miming during their performance of ‘Woman Like Me’.

The Wins

Pop rock group, 1975 beat powerhouse Anne Marie in scooping Album of the Year award as Oscars’ nominee Jorja Smith grabbed the Best Female Solo Artist.

Probably the most controversial group at the event, Little Mix made it out with Video of the Year for ‘Woman Like Me’ in which they featured Nicki Minaj.

Calvin Harris was probably the most talked about male for winning  two awards in the categories of Best British Single for ‘One Kiss’ with Dua Lipa and British Producer of the Year awards. This comes after 14 nominations and unsuccessful wins at the award ceremony before.

Drake and Ariana Grande were both recognized in the Best International Male and International Female categories respectively.

Beyoncé and Jay Z (now The Carters) made a surprise appearance while accepting their award for Best International Group. The Carters may not have been physically present to accept their award but they recorded a video where they also paid tribute to Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle (married to Prince Harry).

 

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The Global Success Award was given to ‘Shape of You’ hit maker Ed Sheeran while Pink received the Outstanding Contribution Award to Music after her electrifying closing performance at the 2019 BRITs.

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