The 2019 Brit Awards, held on 20 February 2019, at The O2 Arena in London was the 39th edition of the British Phonographic Industry’s annual pop music awards. Jack Whitehall hosted the award ceremony for the second consecutive year.
Hugh Jackman opened the show with the theme song to the hit film, The Greatest Showman, with his performance featuring hundreds of dancers. The show was packed with performances from some of the biggest British artists, including The 1975, Jess Glynne and Jorja Smith.
Little Mix were one of the big success stories of the night, finally scooping the Best Video Artist award for Woman Like Me featuring Nicki Minaj. There has been outrage over the years due to the girls being repeatedly dishonored in the category in favour of One Direction, who won in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 before Harry Styles won as a solo artist for Sign of the Times in 2018.
It was also a great night for The 1975 who were named Best Group, while their record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships took the Best British Album.
Ed Sheeran was honoured with the Global Success Award for the second year running, while Ariana Grande took Best International Female.
Calvin Harris bagged his first two Brit awards from a total of 16 career nominations for music producer of the year and best single, for One Kiss with Dua Lipa. One Kiss, his collaboration with Dua Lipa, spent eight weeks at number one and was the best-selling single of 2018, with more than 1.5million combined sales, streams and downloads.
Pink took home the outstanding contribution to music award, before taking to the stage to perform a 10-minute medley of her greatest hits.
- 2019.05.02ASCAP total revenue crossed $1bn mark for the second consecutive year
- 2019.04.29PRS for UK royalty collection rose to £746 mn in 2018, distribution dipped by 0.2%
- 2019.04.29Spotify beats Q1 revenue forecast as subscriber count tops 100 mn
- 2019.04.27Sony Music’s 2018 revenue dips, blames declining physical sales