The Brits 2013

I haven’t watched the Brits but followed the discussions surrounding the awards show on several social platforms.

Many preferred to call the ceremony “The S***ts.”

Rough Trade tweeted “Wait, was there a music awards show on or something?… Oh… Did we miss anything? <insert gag here>”

Alexis Petridis from the Guardian floored me with his tweet “Well, that was fun. LET’S DO IT ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!! *cries uncontrollably*”

Social Media London summarized the event saying “Brit awards serve simply to hold a mirror to the charts.”

So, let’s take a look at the winners…

Critics’ Choice – Tom Odell

British Producer – Paul Epworth –well deserved.

British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sandé -I was scared for a minute that Jessie Ware was going to grab this one. I’m happy with the outcome.

British Group – Mumford & Sons -in a perfect world, it would have been Alt-J.


British Breakthrough Act – Ben Howard

British Male Solo Artist – Ben Howard –Biggest surprise of the night. Although you can practically kill me with folk, I have been a big fan of Ben Howard for a long time, even before he became famous. (Apparently, still not famous enough for many until tonight.) However, I never would have guessed he would be handed not one, but two Brits. Interestingly, NME was on a mission to diss his live performance.

Clash readers on the other hand, thought different.

International Female Solo Artist – Lana Del Rey –SURPRISE! They should have introduced another new category like they did for One Direction and handed a Best Management award to her team. I’m dead serious. My vote goes to the woman least likely to, Ms Marshall.


British Live Act – Coldplay –love them or hate them, you have to accept the fact that they mastered the art of live performance. Over and over.

British Single – Adele ‘Skyfall’ –spot on.

International Group – The Black Keys –Thankfully, it was the Black Keys instead of the modern day Queen wannabes in pop. It’s been a good year for these two.

International Male Solo Artist – Frank Ocean

Special Recognition Award – War Child

MasterCard British Album Of The Year – Emeli Sandé ‘Our Version Of Events’

BRITs Global Success Award – One Direction -Ben Howard and One Direction getting awards on the same night? This Brits or s**** discussion can go on forever.