Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy scoops Ed Sheeran to win top prizes

Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy scoops Ed Sheeran to win top prizes

There were also prizes for Foo Fighters (international group), Gorillaz (British group) and last year's Brit Critics' Choice award victor Rag'n'Bone Man, who took home the trophy for British single for his breakthrough track "Human".

Dua Lipa took the awards for breakthrough and best British female and brought her younger brother and sister on stage.

The performance got the attention of Britain, with Stormzy's performance taking centre stage of the BRIT awards on Wednesday evening.

His album Gang Signs and Prayer made history when it become the UK's first grime album to reach number one.

Beyond the glitz and glamour of stars' outfits, white roses were the salient image, worn as a nod to the Time's Up movement, which has been a consistent symbol at all recent award shows. "What I think is really important is that we're speaking across the board for women, because I have never met a woman who hasn't experienced it (sexual harassment and abuse) in any profession", she explained.

Calls for change have swept through the entertainment industry since women began coming forward to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein a year ago.

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Rag'n'Bone Man won Best British Single for "Human".

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewitt's virtual group Gorillaz took top honors for British Group, while Ed Sheeran, who was nominated in four groups, took home just one Brit Award for Global Success.

Also worth noting, Kenrick Lamar, who performed, beat out Beck, Childish Gambino, DJ Khaled and Drake for a Best International Male Artist Award.

British media outlets reported that Gallagher had been added to the line-up at the last minute, to replace a planned tribute performance by Grande, who dropped out due to illness. He also used his moment to make a statement on behalf of the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy last June, during which an intense fire took over London's Grenfell public housing block and claimed the lives of 71 residents.

"Considering our size we do incredible things in music, we've got a real spirit and a real soul, and don't let politics get in the way of all that (stuff), alright?"

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