BRIT Awards 2020

The 2020 BRIT Awards were hosted by Jack Whitehall, sadly without his dad in tow, and took place at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday night (February 18th). Here are the winners of those new-fangled award categories.

British Album of the Year

Presented by Billie Eilish and Finneas. The nominees:

  • Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
  • Dave – Psychodrama
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
  • Harry Styles – Fine Line
  • Stormzy – Heavy is the Head

Winner: Dave

Song of the Year

The award formerly known as Best British Single was presented by the rubbery Tom Jones. Nominated were:

  • Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
  • Dave feat. Burna Boy – Location
  • Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – Giant
  • Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up
  • Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
  • Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
  • Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing with a Stranger
  • Stormzy – Vossi Bop
  • AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
  • Tom Walker – Just You and I

Winner: Lewis Capaldi

British Male Solo Artist

Presented by the also-rubbery Ronnie Wood. The nominees:

  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dave
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Stormzy
  • Harry Styles

Winner: Stormzy

British Female Solo Artist

Presented by Ellie Goulding and Jorja Smith. The nominees were:

  • Charli XCX
  • FKA Twigs
  • Mabel
  • Mahalia
  • Freya Ridings

Winner: Mabel

British Group

Presented by an unnecessary large group consisting of Anne-Marie, Courtney Love, and Hailee Steinfeld. Nominees:

  • Bastille
  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Coldplay
  • D-Block Europe
  • Foals

Winner: Foals

Best New Artist

The now-elderly Best British Newcomer and subsequently Best British Breakthrough Act award was presented by Clara Amfo and Niall Horan. Nominees:

  • Aitch
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dave
  • Sam Fender
  • Mabel

Winner: Lewis Capaldi

International Male Solo Artist

Improbably presented by Kiefer Sutherland and Paloma Faith, with the following nominees:

  • Burna Boy
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Post Malone
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Tyler, the Creator

Winner: Tyler, the Creator

International Female Solo Artist

Presented by Melanie C. Nominated were:

  • Camila Cabello
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Lizzo

Winner: Billie Eilish

Rising Star Award

This one used to be the Critics’ Choice Award. Nominated were:

  • Beabadoobee
  • Celeste
  • Joy Crookes

Winner: Celeste

British Producer of the Year

Winner: Fred Again

So that’s it for another year!

BRIT Awards 2020 – Nominations

Well, someone has been meddling with the categories this year, but the BRIT Awards nominations are finally among us!

British Album of the Year

  • Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
  • Dave – Psychodrama
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
  • Harry Styles – Fine Line
  • Stormzy – Heavy is the Head

Song of the Year

That’s the award formerly known as Best British Single.

  • Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
  • Dave feat. Burna Boy – Location
  • Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – Giant
  • Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up
  • Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
  • Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
  • Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing with a Stranger
  • Stormzy – Vossi Bop
  • AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
  • Tom Walker – Just You and I

British Male Solo Artist

  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dave
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Stormzy
  • Harry Styles

British Female Solo Artist

  • Charli XCX
  • FKA Twigs
  • Mabel
  • Mahalia
  • Freya Ridings

British Group

  • Bastille
  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Coldplay
  • D-Block Europe
  • Foals

Best New Artist

This one used to be called Best British Newcomer, and then became Best British Breakthrough Act.

  • Aitch
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dave
  • Sam Fender
  • Mabel

International Male Solo Artist

  • Burna Boy
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Post Malone
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Tyler, the Creator

International Female Solo Artist

  • Camila Cabello
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Lizzo

Rising Star Award

This one used to be the Critics’ Choice Award. The new name makes sense, to some degree. The fact that they tell us who’s going to win ahead of time does not.

  • Beabadoobee
  • Celeste
  • Joy Crookes

Winner: Celeste, which I’m sure will upset Daphne. Ooh, stick you.

Singles chart of the year 2018

You probably missed the shocking fiasco which was uncovered just a few days ago, in which the 2017 chart of the year was found to contain an error. Fortunately, this year’s list is entirely error-free. Hopefully.

  1. Ladytron – The Animals
  2. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom [number 136 in 2017]
  3. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  4. Simon Mills – Poke EP
  5. Sparks – Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) [number 26 in 2017]
  6. Tracey Thorn – Dancefloor
  7. Ladytron – The Island
  8. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – What Have We Done [number 31 in 2017]
  9. Tiefschwarz – Never
  10. Tiësto / Dzeko / Preme / Post Malone – Jackie Chan
  11. Sparks – I Wish You Were Fun [number 39 in 2017]
  12. The Future Sound of London – Collapsed Structures
  13. The Radiophonic Workshop – Things Buried in Water
  14. Goldfrapp – Happiness
  15. The Beloved – Don’t You Worry
  16. Jean-Michel Jarre – Flying Totems
  17. Kylie Minogue – Dancing
  18. David Bowie – Beauty and the Beast
  19. Electribe 101 – Talking with Myself
  20. The Radiophonic Workshop – Arrival Home

Chart for stowaways – 22 September 2018

Here are the latest top singles!

  1. Ladytron – The Island
  2. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  3. Tiefschwarz – Never
  4. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  5. Electribe 101 – Talking with Myself 
  6. Ladytron – The Animals
  7. The Future Sound of London – Collapsed Structures
  8. Tiësto / Dzeko / Preme / Post Malone – Jackie Chan
  9. David Bowie – Zeroes
  10. Keep Shelly In Athens – Our Own Dream – EP

Chart for stowaways – 11 August 2018

Here are the top singles this week:

  1. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  2. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  3. Tiefschwarz – Never
  4. Ladytron – The Animals
  5. Tiësto / Dzeko / Preme / Post Malone – Jackie Chan
  6. Electribe 101 – Talking with Myself
  7. Roy Davis Jr. – About Love
  8. Erasure – Still It’s Not Over
  9. The Future Sound of London – Collapsed Structures
  10. The Radiophonic Workshop – Things Buried in Water

Chart for stowaways – 21 July 2018

These are the top singles this week:

  1. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  2. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  3. Ladytron – The Animals
  4. Tiefschwarz – Never
  5. Tiësto / Dzeko / Preme / Post Malone – Jackie Chan
  6. Erasure – Still It’s Not Over
  7. The Radiophonic Workshop – Things Buried in Water
  8. The Future Sound of London – Collapsed Structures
  9. Tracey Thorn – Dancefloor
  10. Baddiel / Skinner / Lightning Seeds – 3 Lions

Chart for stowaways – 7 July 2018

Here are the top singles this week!

  1. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  2. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  3. Ladytron – The Animals
  4. Tracey Thorn – Dancefloor
  5. Erasure – Still It’s Not Over
  6. Tiësto / Dzeko / Preme / Post Malone – Jackie Chan
  7. Tiefschwarz – Never
  8. The Radiophonic Workshop – Things Buried in Water
  9.  Baddiel / Skinner / Lightning Seeds – Three Lions
  10. Simon Mills – Poke EP

Chart for stowaways – 23 June 2018

Here are the week’s top singles:

  1. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  2. Ladytron – The Animals
  3. Tracey Thorn – Dancefloor
  4. Simon Mills – Poke EP
  5. The Radiophonic Workshop – Things Buried in Water
  6. Sparks – Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
  7. Shakka feat. AlunaGeorge – Man Down
  8. Tiësto / Dzeko / Preme / Post Malone – Jackie Chan
  9. The Beloved – Looking to the Future
  10. Erasure – Still It’s Not Over