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The Brit Awards 2022

The Brit Awards is one of the biggest annual music award shows for the British music industry. It took place last week on the 8th of February in the O2 Arena and was hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan. This year was the first year where there were no longer separate “male artist of the year” and “female artist of the year” categories but instead just a “best artist” category, to be more inclusive of all gender identities.

British singer Adele won three of the main awards this year (artist of the year, album of year for her album 30, song of the year for Easy On Me), and afterwards gave a speech, where she said: “I understand why the name of this award has changed but I really love being a woman and being a female artist. I'm really proud of us.” This caused some controversy on social media, as some accused her of being a “terf“ which stands for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist”.

Here is a list of all of this year’s winners:

Album of the year

  • Adele - 30

Artist of the Year

  • Adele

Best group

  • Wolf Alice

Song of the Year

  • Adele - Easy On Me

Best new artist

  • Little Simz

Best international artist

  • Billie Eilish

Best international group

  • Silk Sonic

Best international song

  • Olivia Rodrigo - Good 4U

Brits Rising Star

  • Holly Humberstone

Best dance

  • Becky Hill

Best rock/alternative

  • Sam Fender

Best pop/R&B

  • Dua Lipa

Best hip-hop/grime/rap

  • Dave

Producer of the year

  • Inflo

Songwriter of the year

  • Ed Sheeran


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