Stormzy, Dua Lipa shine at Brit awards

Peter Castro
February 23, 2018

In a direct rap, addressed to the British Prime Minister, Stormzy said: 'Yo Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?'

On Wednesday, the hard work paid off when she and Stormzy were feted at this year's Brit Awards, Britain's most high-profile pop music prizes. You're criminals, and you've got the cheek to call us savages?

Lipa, who topped United Kingdom charts with her song "No Rules", took the female prize and dedicated her trophy to all the female musicians who "have allowed us to dream this big".

RagnBone Man scored his third Brit award with his anthem "Human" winning best British single, while Kendrick Lamar won global male solo artist at the ceremony.

The show also saw Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher perform Live Forever in a tribute to the victims of a suicide bombing attack on a venue hosting a concert by pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester in May a year ago, which killed 22 people. "What, you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?" he rapped.

The Brit awards became the latest awards ceremony to show support and solidarity with the Time's Up movement, with artistes including Lipa, Sheeran and Camila Cabello, wearing white rose pins or carrying white roses to protest against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

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She is leading the field at the awards with five nominations.

Rag'n'Bone Man scored his third Brit award as his track Human won Best British Single, reports

"My mum is somewhere here, I love you mum, thank you", before adding: "I don't even know how I have managed to achieve this, this is the grace of God!"

There were few drunken antics this year, although Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn was cut off short when it appeared he was about to wax political during his acceptance speech for best British group. And his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer won British album of the year, again beating Sheeran and his 2017 album, Divide. One Direction star Harry Styles won for video of the year by a British artist. The 27-year-old received his trophy from Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, who called Sheeran "a lovely young guy".

Kendrick Lamar was voted Best International Male Solo Artist.

Hosted by Jack Whitehall, fans saw performances from the likes of Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith Rita Ora and Liam Payne.

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