Brit Awards 2018

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Brit Awards 2018
Date21 February 2018
VenueThe O2 Arena
Hosted byJack Whitehall
Emma Willis (BRITs Are Coming Nominations Launch Show)
Most awardsDua Lipa and Stormzy (2)
Most nominationsDua Lipa (5)
Television/radio coverage
ITV2 (Red Carpet)
Runtime113 minutes
Viewership4.5 million[1]
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Brit Awards 2018 was the 38th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music show, the Brit Awards. It was held on the 21st February 2018 at the O2 Arena in London,[2] with Jack Whitehall as the host.[3] The Brit Award statuette designed by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor was awarded to the winners.[4] Foo Fighters, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran were among the global stars nominated for awards in the ceremony.[5]


Ariana Grande was scheduled to perform a tribute, in remembrance of those who lost their lives at the Manchester Arena Bombing, but later withdrew due to illness. Liam Gallagher instead, stood in for Grande, performing "Live Forever".[6][7]


Performer(s) Song UK Singles Chart reaction
(week ending 25 January 2018)
UK Albums Chart reaction
(week ending 25 January 2018)
Paloma Faith "Crybaby" N/A The Architect – 11 (−2)
Clean Bandit
Julia Michaels
"I Miss You"
41 (−5)
4 (+1)
J Hus "Did You See" N/A Common Sense – 24 (+11)
Liam Payne "Strip That Down" N/A N/A
Jorja Smith
"Let Me Down" 34 (debut) N/A
Gang Signs & Prayer – 33 (−5)

Main show[edit]

Performer(s) Song UK Singles Chart reaction
(week ending 1 March 2018)
UK Albums Chart reaction
(week ending 1 March 2018)
Justin Timberlake
Chris Stapleton
"Midnight Summer Jam"
"Say Something"
22 (+5)
Man of the Woods – 7 (+1)
Rag'n'Bone Man
Jorja Smith
"Skin" N/A Human – 4 (+8)
Dua Lipa "New Rules" 31 (+3) Dua Lipa – 3 (+8)
Ed Sheeran "Supermarket Flowers" 81 (re-entry) ÷ – 2 (+/−)
x – 13 (+4)
+ – 32 (+6)
Foo Fighters "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" N/A Greatest Hits – 36 (+17)
Concrete and Gold – 87 (re-entry)
Liam Gallagher "Live Forever" N/A As You Were – 17 (+7)
Sam Smith "Too Good at Goodbyes" 69 (+15) The Thrill of It All – 11 (−2)
In the Lonely Hour – 31 (+1)
Kendrick Lamar
Rich the Kid
"New Freezer"
N/A Damn – 14 (+7)
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – 79 (−3)
Rita Ora
Liam Payne
"Your Song"
"For You"
34 (−3)
8 (+/−)
Stormzy "Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2"

Brits Freestyle[8]
"Big for Your Boots"

48 (+24)
Gang Signs & Prayer – 10 (+31)

Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominations were revealed on 13 January 2018.[9]

British Album of the Year
(presented by Nile Rodgers)
Special Achievement Award
British Single of the Year
(presented by Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis)
British Video of the Year
(presented by Jennifer Hudson, Olly Murs and Tom Jones)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Little Mix)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Kylie Minogue and Millie Bobby Brown)
British Group
(presented by Hailey Baldwin and Luke Evans)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Alice Levine and Clara Amfo)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Camila Cabello and Harry Kane)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Adwoa Aboah and Ellie Goulding)
International Group
(presented by Anna Friel and Damian Lewis)
Critics' Choice Award
(presented by Rag'n'Bone Man)

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Two-time winner Dua Lipa earned the most nominations and awards
Artists who received multiple awards
Wins Artist
2 Dua Lipa

Brit Awards 2018 album[edit]

Brit Awards 2018
Compilation album / Box set by
Various Artists
Released9 February 2018
LabelSony Music Entertainment
Various Artists chronology
Brit Awards 2017
''Brit Awards 2018''

The Brit Awards 2018 is a compilation and box set which has two discs with a total of forty songs.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

1."Galway Girl"Ed Sheeran2:49
2."Human"Rag'n'Bone Man3:18
3."What About Us"Pink4:29
4."Too Good at Goodbyes"Sam Smith3:22
5."Reggaetón Lento"CNCO and Little Mix3:07
6."Havana"Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug3:35
7."New Rules"Dua Lipa3:30
8."Crybaby"Paloma Faith3:53
9."Ciao Adios"Anne-Marie3:21
10."Dusk Till Dawn"Zayn featuring Sia3:56
11."Big for Your Boots"Stormzy4:01
12."Did You See"J Hus3:03
13."Teenage Fantasy"Jorja Smith3:48
14."No Words"Dave featuring MoStack3:31
15."The Isle of Arran"Loyle Carner3:34
16."Feels"Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean3:43
17."(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano"Sampha3:37
18."Strip That Down"Liam Payne featuring Quavo3:23
19."I'm the One"DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne4:47
20."Unforgettable"French Montana featuring Swae Lee3:51

CD 2[edit]

British Video of the Year controversy[edit]

The 2018 ceremony garnered controversy when Harry Styles was announced as the winner of the British Video of the Year. The official Brits leaderboard for these votes showed Little Mix consistently maintaining the number one spot each week, followed by Styles at number two. During the final voting event on the night of the ceremony Little Mix and Styles alternated between the top spot on numerous occasions. The last leader-board update placed Little Mix at the top spot, with Styles at number two. After the announcement of Styles as a winner, the Brit Awards were accused by Little Mix fans of rigging the votes for this category.[10][11] The Brits responded to the claim, saying: "The final leader-board was displayed on The BRITs website prior to the final count being checked and verified independently by the Electoral Reform Services, the company that independently run all BRITs voting processes. The leader-board doesn’t work in real time and the vote was incredibly tight at the top. Fans can have complete confidence in the BRITs public vote." The Electoral Reform Services added: "Robust vote-counting rules and filters are in place which are in accordance with ITV's voting regulations, and agreed and tested prior to any vote taking place. We are confident that the vote integrity has not been compromised."[12][13]


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  4. ^ "This is what Brit winners will take home next year". BBC. 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Winners". BRIT Awards. Archived from the original on 22 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Ariana Grande withdraws from tribute performance due to illness". BBC News. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  7. ^ "All the wins and performances from the Brit awards 2018 – as they happened". Guardian. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  8. ^ Stormzy – Brits 2018 Performance, retrieved 7 August 2019
  9. ^ "Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran Lead Brit Awards 2018 Nominations". Billboard. 23 January 2018.
  10. ^ "BRITS 2018: Little Mix Fans Confused After 'Touch' Loses Video of the Year". MTV UK. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  11. ^ Kitchener, Shaun (21 February 2018). "BRITs 2018: Little Mix fans furious as Harry Styles wins Twitter vote amid trend confusion". Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Little Mix fans are claiming the BRITs are fixed after they lost to Harry Styles". 22 February 2018.
  13. ^ "BRITs speak out as Little Mix fans demand answers over 'voting scandal'". Daily Star. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.

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