The BRIT Awards…Over to You
Now that all the media hype, avalanche of Twitter traffic and Facebook frenzy about the nation’s annual pop music industry’s BRIT Awards, which was hosted at London’s O2 Arena and broadcast to millions via ITV, is over, the 45 Magazine team want to know if YOU thought the best artists of the past year were recognized and celebrated?
Do you reckon soulful pop powerhouse Adele deserved the impressive four awards she garnered at the star studded ceremony (Brit Award for Best Single for ‘Hello‘, Brit British Female Solo Artist Award, Global Success Award and MasterCard British Album of the Year for ’25’? Was it right that indie pop singing sensation Jack Garratt was awarded the prestigious Brit Critics’ Choice Award? Should popular Icelandic singer songwriter Björk have won Brit International Female Solo Artist Award?
Pulse 1 breakfast radio DJs Danny Mylo and Rosie Madison mentioned this morning on their show that Years and Years maybe should have got a look in at this year’s ceremony after enjoying a tremendously successful year, with their album ‘Communion‘ entering the UK’s charts at number 1- (though they did get nominated for the British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single and British Artist Video Awards, so can’t complain).
Likewise, Ed Sheeran has topped up his already triumphant foundation with another hot year as a huge hit, having secured British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year for ‘x‘ at the last year’s Brits (the guy certainly isn’t short of gongs.) yet didn’t get so lucky this year.
Though not stating that they didn’t believe Australian rock band Tame Impala should have won the Brit Award International Group, NME drew attention to the fact that many Brit Awards viewers and followers on social media shared the fact they had no idea who the group were, with some hinting that U2 should have gotten the prize instead.
Opinions are bound to differ but we’re interested in hearing about yours. If you were judging the ceremony, which boasted highlights such as Coldplay opening the evening with belting out ‘Hymn for the Weekend’, Justin Bieber performing chart hits ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘Sorry’ and Rihanna treating crowds to new track ‘Work’ featuring Drake, how would the outcomes have differed?