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.
Lots of votes for Ben Howard.. who’s been your favourite performer at the #BRITAwards2013?
— clash_music (@clash_music) February 20, 2013
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.