The Update: Brit Awards 2019
Put down your tea and crumpets and dust off your best beefeater hat, it’s time to talk all things British! Last night’s Brit Awards were everything we could have hoped and more, with breathtaking performances, honourable awards and, of course, fashun!
Britain’s biggest stars graced the red carpet in their colourful best, with Dua Lipa in a vibrant pink skirt, matched with black lace, P!nk looking striking in a neon yellow jumpsuit topped with a leather jacket - a nod to her early rock-pop days, Sam Smith and Shawn Mendes both providing a pop of colour in pastel suits, and Florence Welch looking ethereal in a Victoria-era-style gown.
The awards show opened with Hugh Jackman proving he truly is the greatest showman. Surrounded by aerial dancers, fire breathers, fireworks and confetti, Hugh sung and danced his way around the stage, making us wonder how anything else could possibly top this performance!
But the show must go on! Hosted by comedian, Jack Whitehall, the awards saw some of our favourites take home the top prizes. Best British Single went to Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa for their smash hit “One Kiss”, and best international male was well deserved by Drake. Best International Group went to The Carters, with Queen Bey and Jay-Z accepting the award via a pre-taped video…in front of a royally inspired portrait of Meghan Markel, Duchess of Sussex. You know, as you do.
But the woman of the hour was P!nk, who is the first international artist to accept the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The singer was honoured for her career in music that has spanned nearly two decades, following in the footsteps of fellow winners Queen and Elton John.
"It's been an awesome 20 years," she said, "Here's to 20 more!"
To celebrate the occasion, P!nk closed the ceremony with a medley of her biggest hits, complete with several costume changes, fire, carefully choreographed routines, and literally floating in mid-air, all whilst belting out our favourite songs – is there anything this woman can’t do?
All in all, another seriously great Brit Awards. Jolly good!