Stormzy Wins Top Honors at 2018 Brit Awards

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'You're criminals, and you've got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail-time, you should pay some damages, you should burn your house down and see if you can manage this, ' he said.

Stormzy had previously slammed the awards as being "so white", leading to sweeping changes in the ceremony's voting committee.

Warner Bros. artist Dua Lipa won awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist at London's O2 Arena.

One of the night's most moving moments occurred when Take That singer Gary Barlow made a heartfelt speech paying tribute to the victims of May's Manchester bomb attack following an Ariana Grande concert.

The grime star was performing at the awards ceremony, where he picked up the award for best album, on which LBC is mentioned.

The US rapper later performed live, standing on top of a huge box containing a sports auto, which was smashed to pieces as the song went on.

CommonSpace could not confirm if the prime minister had seen the performance.

Lorde was named worldwide female solo artist, and Damon Albarn-fronted group Gorillaz won the British group award. Albarn began a slurred speech before he was cut off: "This country is believe it or not quite a small little thing right, but it's a lovely place and part of a handsome world..."

Prior to the awards taking place, Brits organizers had said that they would be asking all guests to wear a white rose pin as a sign of solidarity with the fight against sexual harassment. I don't think I've quite pulled it off, but I got 70 per cent there.

Yep, there we and the many other millions of people around the world were, naively thinking that you were supposed to pronounce the double "ee" in his surname.

The BRIT Awards was a big night for Stormzy.

Born in London to Albanian parents, Lipa relocated to her parents' homeland for a four-year stretch as an 11-year-old.

Dua released her self-titled debut album - which featured tracks like "Hotter than Hell" and "New Rules" - in June 2017.

That said, with Saturday's show part of a final run of dates before work on her second album begins, and so Abu Dhabi fans should expect Lipa to take the stage content and at the peak of her powers.

Brit Award-winners are mostly chosen by a ballot of over 1,000 music industry members, but in some categories they are settled by public vote.

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