As part of a UK government testing scheme, the event reintroduced indoor music events without a mask in sight. With stunning fashion, no social distancing, and some interesting political moments, the ceremony was a grand success.
After years of heavy bias towards male winners at the BRITs, this year saw women dominate the prizes. Dua Lipa topped the winners and took home British Album for her groovy album Future Nostalgia.
She used the acceptance speech to thank her team of producers, songwriters, and artists who collaborated alongside the artist on the album. Lipa then dedicated the award to Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, a brave 20-year-old man who sadly lost his life after jumping into the River Thames to save a woman in the water as reported by the BBC.
The 25-year-old singer also bagged the award for British Solo Female Artist and has cemented herself as one of the UK’s most successful artists. She declared that she will be sharing this award with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, a professor of nursing at the University of West London. With mention of the 2020 social movement during the first lockdown, Clap For Heroes, Dua adds “It’s very good to clap for them, but we need to pay them.”
Her speech then calls for a pay rise for NHS workers: “I think what we should do is we should all give a massive, massive round of applause and give Boris a message that we all support a fair pay rise for our front line”.