I know nothing whatsoever about fashion and have been wearing the same elasticated trousers and bobbly jumper for 15 months now. The first time I went out post-lockdown, I swiftly tried on and discarded three outfits before leaving the house in a dire combination that I regretted all day. Watching the red carpet photos roll in this evening, well, I’m glad that it’s not just me making giant stabs in the dark at how to get dressed in 2021. The looks so far are quite Quality Street-core. Well done to Griff for styling out some evident umbrella issues.
Here’s a reminder of the really very good crop of nominees for 2021. Already announced as winners are Griff with the tastemaking Rising Star award, and Taylor Swift with the global icon award.
Female solo artist
Lianne La Havas
Male solo artist
Young T & Bugsey
Young T & Bugsey
220 Kid with Gracey – Don’t Need Love
Aitch x AJ Tracey feat Tay Keith – Rain
Dua Lipa – Physical
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Headie One feat AJ Tracey and Stormzy – Ain’t It Different
Joel Corry x MNEK – Head and Heart
Nathan Dawe x KSI – Lighter
Regard and Raye – Secrets
S1mba feat DTG – Rover
Young T & Bugsey feat Headie One – Don’t Rush
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure
International female solo artist
International male solo artist
Run the Jewels
We’ve had to wait an extra three months to be snarky about some pop stars, but the Brit awards, postponed from their usual February slot by the pandemic, are finally upon us.
The ceremony begins at 8pm and you can watch it on ITV, ITV Hub, and YouTube. We’ll be announcing all the awards and reviewing all the performers and, before that, taking a look at all the red carpet arrivals.
Follow it along with us, and you can comment below on all the outfits/songs/hesitant social distancing.