It was a very female-centered show at the 2021 Brit Awards.
It's fair to say that the 2021 Brit Awards show was an event like no other. Not only was it the first major indoor live event in over a year (thanks to COVID-19 restrictions), it also saw the most women taking home awards in BRIT history.
Taylor Swift at the 2021 Brit Awards / Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire/PA Images
Dua Lipa rocked the night with a win for both British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year for her second album Future Nostalgia, but it was Little Mix who made history by being the first all-female group to win Best British Group six months after the release of their sensational Confetti album.
Continue reading: Who Made History At The 2021 Brit Awards?
The 2021 BRIT's was a spectacular event that delivered some great performances and saw some very worthy winners.
With a great deal of excitement, a lot of relief and some anxiousness, the biggest night on the UK's musical calendar went ahead as the BRIT's 2021 celebrated the stars and artists that have made the biggest impact in music over the last year. As part of the Government's pilot scheme to get events back up and running safely the O2 once again hosted the BRIT's, not in front of the usual 20,000 fans and invited guests, but in front of an audience made up of 2,500 care workers and 1,500 music industry related others, with each of them having had to provide a negative CoVID test.
Taylor Swift at the 2021 BRIT AWARDS - Photo Credit, Ian West, PA Images.
Jack Whitehall was back again, hosting the first major event at the O2 since March 2020. After a brief Line Of Fire themed intro, Foreplay, aka Coldplay, were first up performing their brand new track, Higher Power, on a floating barge in the Thames opposite the arena. With holograms and pyrotechnics galore Chris and his band lit up the night sky to get the show off to a suitably stellar start.
Continue reading: The BRIT Awards 2021: In No Particular Order, The Winners Are.....
The 63rd Grammy Awards saw history made; not once, not twice but three times with wins for Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift setting new records.
On a night when barely anything was normal at the 63rd Grammy Awards, history was made as Beyoncé not only won four awards but also became the most decorated female artist of all time with a collective 28 awards. Beyoncé was reported to be a no show prior to the awards, much to the dismay of the organisers who had ideally wanted her to perform. However, as the evening got underway and the TV cameras panned across the room, it was something of a surprise to see both Beyoncé and Jay-Z seated at one of the socially distanced tables. Beyoncé was the big news, and the big winner on the night; her fourth award meant that she surpassed the total number of awards by a female artist, an honour previously held by Country singer Alison Krauss with 27. One of the biggest losers on the night, no doubt to the horror of Sir Elton John, was Phoebe Bridgers. Phoebe was up for four awards including Best New Artist and Best Rock Song, sadly she didn't win in any category. Elton, talking to Phoebe Bridgers on his Apple Music 1 'Rocket Hour' show ahead of the Grammy's, had said "If you don’t win at least one, I’m going to hit someone, OK?" We are yet to see whether he has! For now let's see who won what.
What have we been listening to on repeat?
It's been a terrible month for music with the coronavirus destroying the live circuit and condemning us to our homes, but it's not been all bad. We've had these incredible albums to listen to. Silver linings!
Childish Gambino - 3.15.20
Donald Glover's fourth album, his first RCA release and supposedly his final release under his "Childish Gambino" moniker, is probably one of the most exciting albums of 2020 so far. 3.15.20 is a conceptual, trippy record with a rich, retro vibe. We're not even mad that most of the tracks don't have proper titles; we'll make it our business to learn them anyway.
New UK chart data for 2018 shows that female artists have nearly closed the gap regarding the number of weeks spent in the charts.
The gender gap is closing in the world of British pop music, according to new statistics, with the likes of Jess Glynne and Dua Lipa ensuring that women in pop are seeing their success begin to match that of their male counterparts.
Data analysis from the Press Association found that five of the ten most popular acts of 2018 were female or female-fronted, notching up a total of 310 weeks on the UK charts, in comparison to the 328 weeks achieved by male artists.
That’s a dramatic shift from compared to just a year ago, with the 2017 statistics showing that female artists spent just 226 weeks in the UK charts, with 386 weeks for men.
Continue reading: Dua Lipa And Jess Glynne Fuel Huge Surge In Women Slaying The Charts
UK Music's Measuring Music said that British artists played a huge part in the health of the worldwide music industry in 2017.
A newly published report from UK Music’s Measuring Music organisation reveals that export revenues grew by 7% to an all-time high of £2.6 billion.
A pretty healthy picture was painted across the board. The biggest selling album around the world in 2017 was Ed Sheeran’s third studio LP Divide, powered by enormous hit singles in ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Perfect’.
The singer felt unwell due to an ear infection
Dedicated singer Dua Lipa was left in tears on Tuesday (26 June) after she had to cancel her performance for fear of causing permanent damage to her eardrum. The 22-year-old gave an audience in Denver, Colorado a rundown of her hit songs but had to cut the concert short after just three tunes for fears of risks to her health.
Dua Lipa had to cancel mid-performance
The Be The One hitmaker told the crowd she had to cancel the show in order to avoid 'permanent' damage to her ears after she contracted an ear infection earlier in the week.
Continue reading: Dua Lipa Tearfully Stops Mid Concert Due To Illness
Stormzy and Dua Lipa both scooped two awards, while Sheeran lost out in all the big categories.
Indeed, it was the grime artist who took home two of the most prestigious awards of the evening, edging out the multi-platinum-selling Sheeran on both occasions to win British Male Solo Artist and the big prize of British Album of the Year for his debut LP Gang Signs & Prayer.
Having been nominated for five awards, the most of the evening and also a record for a female solo artist, 22 year old Dua Lipa took home two prizes, for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. However, her signature hit ‘New Rules’ was confusingly pipped to the post for British Single of the Year by the personality vacuum of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, whose ‘Human’ single was released all the way back in July 2016.
Continue reading: Dua Lipa And Stormzy Win Big At BRIT Awards 2018, Ed Sheeran Snubbed
Her chart-topper 'New Rules' also became the 100th music video in history to pass one billion views.
Dua Lipa has made music history, becoming the youngest ever female artist to register over one billion views for a YouTube video, for her signature hit ‘New Rules’.
The track, the sixth single from her self-titled debut album that came out last year, saw its music video pass the magic number on Wednesday morning (February 14th).
The 22 year old English singer took to Instagram to acknowledge the achievement, posting a picture of herself as a cute baby holding a phone. “I picked up the phone and found out I am the youngest female artist to hit 1 BILLION views on a music video,” she captioned it.
Continue reading: Dua Lipa Becomes Youngest Female Artist To Pass 1 Billion YouTube Views
The line-up includes just one female performer, Dua Lipa
It’s that time of the year again when award ceremonies for the arts roll around. We’ve already had the Golden Globes and the Critic’s Choice Award for films and the Grammys are BRITs are coming up for the music world. However, there is one artist who is not keen on the upcoming British music award celebrations and that is Paloma Faith.
Paloma Faith has criticised the performer line-up at February's BRIT awards
Speaking about the line-up of artists due to perform at the BRITs in February, the Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker has hit out at the fact there is only one woman on the billing.
Dua Lipa and Sean Paul arrives at The 2016 Jingle Bell Ball held at the O2, London, United Kingdom - Saturday 3rd December 2016
Dua Lipa performs at Free Music Live at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 26th November 2016
Dua Lipa arrives at Free Music Live at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 26th November 2016
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