British stars Dua Lipa and Stormzy beamed in sheer delight as they won two awards each at the BRIT Awards 2018, held at London’s 02 Arena on Wednesday night.
The New Rules hitmaker, 22, scooped British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough, while the groundbreaking grime artist, 24, took home British Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist.
The Big For Your Boots star closed the star-studded show with an impassioned appeal to Theresa May about the progression of aid for Grenfell Tower victims.
The delighted duo posed together inside the Winners’ Room as they held up their crimson red oblong statues, designed by Sir Anish Kapoor.
The Be The One singer looked sensational in a plunging baby blue gown, embellished with ravishing tassels throughout.
Dua wore her raven tresses in her signature poker straight style and accentuated her striking features with cyan blue eyeshadow.
Opting for casual attire, Thornton Heath native Stormzy wore a slouchy hooded jumper and fitted black jeans.
The British-Albanian star made history as she became the first female in the history of the Brits to be nominated for five awards.
She was also nominated for British Single, British Artist Video of the Year and the prestigious Mastercard British Album of the Year for her self-titled Top Ten debut, which produced the No. 1 single New Rules and three more Top 40 singles.
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Stormzy’s debut album Gang Signs and Prayer was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart.
The Blinded By Your Grace hitmaker ended the show with a passionate plea about the Grenfell Tower fire, which broke out in June 2017 and caused over 70 deaths.
In a direct rap, addressed to the British Prime Minister, Stormzy said: ‘Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell? Do you think we’ve just forgotten about Grenfell? You criminals!’
Touching: The Blinded By Your Grace hitmaker ended the show with a passionate plea about the Grenfell Tower fire, which broke out in June 2017 and caused over 70 devastating deaths
The star proceeded to remove his jumper as he performed with a heavy gush of artificial rain.
He continued: ‘You got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages!’
‘We should burn your house down, we’ll see if you can manage it!’
Hosted by Jack Whitehall, fans saw performances from the likes of Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith Rita Ora and Liam Payne.
Making a statement! In a direct rap, addressed to the British Prime Minister, Stormzy said: ‘Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?’
The international categories saw huge megastars including Drake, Beck, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Killers, Kendrick Lamar and main show performers Foo Fighters up for awards, as well as Bjork’s ninth BRIT nomination for Best International Female.
Rag’N’Bone Man won Best British Single for Human, but he faced stiff competition from J Hus for Did You See, Clean Bandit for Symphony, Liam Payne ft Quavo for Strip That Down, Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean for Feels, Dua Lipa for New Rules, Ed Sheeran for Shape Of You, Jax Jones for You Don’t Know Me, Jonas Blue for Mama and Little Mix for Touch.
As always the public voted for the Best British Single category – which is usually made up of the best-selling releases from the past year.
Elsewhere Jorja Smith won Critics’ Choice, while Steve Mac was named the Producer of the Year.
Jason Iley, BRITs Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland said: ‘This year’s nominations, as well as the incredible performances on our launch show tonight, are representative of an exciting, genre spanning and vibrant year in British music with a strong mix of established acts alongside new and emerging artists who are set to become the big names of the future.’
Controversial: Stormzy rapped, ‘You got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages!’