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Here are the winners and losers of this year's Brit Awards

Spoiler, Aphex didn't win

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 20 February 2019

The 2019 Brit Awards, which took place at The O2 Arena in London, saw a myriad of upsets, big wins, predictable outcomes, major defeats and more.

The big winner this year was Scottish-native and DJ-producer Calvin Harris who took away two awards - securing British Single of the Year for his collaboration with Dua Lipa 'One Kiss' and nailing down the British Producer of the Year accolade. It was Harris' first ever Brit Awards win and it was abundantly clear when he performed that he couldn't have been more thrilled to be up on stage.

Damon Albarn and his animated supergroup Gorillaz came up short in the British Group of the Year category, losing out to the English pop rock band from Manchester, The 1975.

Power-couple Jay Z and Beyonce secured the award for International Group of the Year for their joint project The Carters. Despite not being present at the awards ceremony, they filmed their acceptance speech in front of a soon-to-be iconic portrait of Meghan Markle as the Queen.

Beyonce ended the brief acceptance speech with the words "Everything is love, thank you" which was followed up by a cool "You're welcome" from her husband Jay Z.

Mixmag was thrilled to find Aphex Twin amongst the nominees for British Male Artist of the Year - paired up with the likes of Sam Smith, Craig David, Giggs and George Ezra. We could only dream that another incredibly awkward Aphex awards ceremony moment, similar to the one seen at the Grammys in 2015, was on the cards. Sadly, George Ezra took away the prize and the electronic music virtuoso Richard D. James was nowhere to be seen. Strange that.

Taking away the prize for International Male of the Year was Canadian pop titan Drake, followed by the Brit Awards' International Female of the Year, Ariana Grande - both of whom were the top two most streamed artists on Spotify in 2018.

British Breakthrough

Ella Mai
Tom Walker – WINNER
Jorja Smith

British Male

Sam Smith
Craig David
Aphex Twin
George Ezra – WINNER

British Female

Florence + the Machine
Jorja Smith – WINNER
Lily Allen
Jess Glynne

British Single

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss – WINNERS
George Ezra – Shotgun
Rudimental – These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Annie-Marie – 2002
Clean Bandit – Solo (feat. Demi Lovato)
Sigala & Paloma Faith – Lullaby
Ramz – Barking
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Tom Walker – Leave a Light On

British Group

Arctic Monkeys
The 1975 – WINNERS
Little Mix
Years & Years

International Group

The Carters – WINNERS
First Aid Kit
Chic & Nile Rodgers
Twenty-One Pilots

International Male

Drake – WINNER
Kamasi Washington
Shawn Mendes
Travis Scott

International Female

Cardi B
Camila Cabello
Christine and the Queens
Ariana Grande – WINNER
Janelle Monáe

British Video

Anne-Marie – 2002
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
Clean Bandit – Solo (feat. Demi Lovato)
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Jax Jones – Breathe (feat. Ina Wroldsen)
Jonas Blue – Rise (feat. Jack & Jack)
Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (Fifty Shades Freed)
Little Mix – Woman Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj) – WINNERS
Rita Ora – Let You Love Me
Rudimental – These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)

British Album

Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
The 1975 – A Brief History of Online Relationships – WINNERS
Florence + the Machine – High as Hope
Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind
George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s

British Producer

Calvin Harris

Outstanding Contribution to Music


Cameron is Mixmag's Jr. Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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