The brits has come and gone for another year, and I was surprisingly pleased. Ant and Dec did a good job stepping into James Cordons shoes, and all the nominees were such high standard it was hard to tell who would win. I really enjoyed Taylor Swifts opening performance, Kanye was on point and Kim K looked amazing.
The first award was British Male Solo Artist, and Ed Sheeran really deserved to win. He's such an amazing talent and really shows the standard of British music at the moment (he also grew up in the same area as me, woo!) Ed also won the Mastercard British album award, which is amazing as the other nominees such as Sam Smith and Alt-J were tough competition. I think everyone in Britain is so proud of how far Ed Sheeran has come!
Another British male who did well last night was Sam Smith. I am so happy he won 2 awards (Global Success and British Breakthrough). He writes amazing songs, has such a powerful voice and I was lucky enough to see him live a few years ago when he had only released his collabs with Disclosure and Naughty Boy.
More males who are great live and won their first Brit award was Royal Blood, who won Best British Group! I was really rooting for these boys as they play the kind of music I love and are different to the rest of the nominees last night; except for maybe Foo Fighters who were awarded Best International Group - this made the 15 year old me so exstatic. Things are looking great for Royal Blood at the moment.
There were only two female winners last night; Taylor Swift won International Female Solo Artist, and Paloma Faith won British Female Solo Artist. First Brit wins for both these girls and they've both worked so hard to deserve all their success. Paloma was definitely the most grateful winner of last night, which has made me like her even more.
Other winners included Pharell, Mark Ronson and unsurprisingly One Direction. The winners this year, like most years really deserved their awards as they showcase how talented musicians and people in the industry are at the moment.
Let me know who you thought should have won and what performances you loved last night.
Lots of love, Nikki