BRITS 2020: Congratulations, Team!
It was an incredibly successful year for our Gigs in Scotland artists at the 40th Anniversary of the Brit Awards.
Our very own Scottish Beyoncé, aka Lewis Capaldi, topped the winners this year as he claimed two Brit Awards of his four nominations - picking up Best New Artist and Song of the Year for ‘Someone You Loved’, which spent 7 weeks at No 1 in 2019. In true Capaldi style he addressed the rumours about who ‘Someone You Loved’ is really about, take a look…
Foals won their first, well deserved Brit Award for Best British Group after releasing not just one but two albums in 2019: ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 1’ and ‘Part 2’. The band used the opportunity to call for greater gender diversity amongst the nominees, as they won against the all-male nominations of Coldplay, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon and D-Block Europe.
See Foals and Lewis Capaldi at TRNSMT Festival this summer in Glasgow Green. Sunday day tickets are sold out, but Friday, Saturday, 2-day and 3-day tickets are still available. Grab them NOW, click here to buy!
South London rapper Dave won Mastercard Album of the Year for ‘Psychodrama’ following his “powerful and provocative” performance of his track ‘Black’ from his candid debut album – check it out:
The awards also saw LA rapper Tyler, the Creator take home the International Male Solo Artist award and 18-year-old Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish took the International Female Solo Artist award. Eilish also graced us with the live world debut of her James Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’, joined by her brother Finneas, Smiths legend Johnny Marr and composer Hans Zimmer.
Doing it for the Brits, Mabel nabbed the Best British Female award exactly 30 years on from when her mother Neneh Cherry won two Brit Awards. Best British Male went to our boy Stormzy, who performed an immense medley of tracks from his second album ‘Heavy Is The Head’ alongside 100 performers and Nigerian singer Burna Boy.
Stormzy returns to Glasgow this September when he plays The SSE Hydro following his performance at TRNSMT in the summer of 2019. Don’t miss it – buy tickets now!
Celeste claimed the Brits 2020 Rising Star Award, which was no surprise as she was also the BBC Music’s Sound of 2020 award-winner. Check out her stunning performance of single ‘Strange’ below. The soul singer will play to a sold-out King Tut’s in April - will you be there?
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