BRIT Awards 2021: Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift win big
International MUSIC - 20 May 2021
BTS hit headlines as the first Korean group ever to be nominated for the coveted International Group honour at the BRIT Awards. However, the popular band lost out on the award to Haim. Others nominated in the Best International Group category were - Fontaines DC, Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels. Haim is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles which features three sisters: Este Haim, Danielle Haim and Alana Haim.
The boy band enjoys massive popularity across the globe and the BTS Army continued to praise the group for being nominated in the international category.
Recently, BTS announced through their official Twitter hand that the band is all set to perform their new song ‘Butter’ at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. They had shared, "We can't hold it in any longer! Our debut performance of '#BTS_Butter' will be at this year's @BBMAs!” Interestingly, BTS has bagged four nominations at this year's BBMAs. The popular boy band has been named in - Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Selling Song ('Dynamite') and Top Social Artist (Fan Voted) categories.
The biggest night for music lovers concluded with some big surprises. The glamorous event saw Taylor Swift emerging as the first woman and first non-British star to accept the Global Icon Award and Dua Lipa bagging the coveted British Album of the Year prize, she was also the best female solo artist. Dua Lipa and Arlo Parks delivered stellar performances at the BRIT Awards, with an audience of close to 4,000 people cheering for them. This was the first major indoor music event with a live audience held in London since over a year. The Brit Awards, which are usually hosted in February, took place after a delay of nearly three months.
Take a look at the complete list of winners:
'Future Nostalgia' - Dua Lipa
'Watermelon Sugar' - Harry Styles
Dua Lipa, who won two awards, dedicated her performance to key workers, who were also a part of the audience. "I feel very grateful to be sharing this evening with them," she told Reuters. Taylow Swift also paid a tribute to the frontline workers and shared, “I'm really proud to be a part of this musical community especially in a year when we all needed music so much.”