Brit Awards 2020 winners list: full results and all the nominees

Thankfully the #BritsSoWhite era is truly over as Dave and Stormzy reign at the awards, while rap jostles pop's dominance in the mainstream

Dave accepts the Mastercard Album of The Year during The BRIT Awards after a much-talked about performance in which he called Boris Johnson a 'racist'
Dave accepts the Mastercard Album of The Year during The BRIT Awards after a much-talked about performance in which he called Boris Johnson a 'racist'

South London rappers Stormzy and Dave and pop star Mabel have won the three biggest gongs at the Brit Awards 2020.

Stormzy, who became the first black, British solo artist to headline Glastonbury last summer and won the 2018 Brit Award for Best Album with his debut Gang Signs & Prayer, took home Best Male Solo Artist, beating ex One-Directioner Harry Styles and singer songwriter Lewis Capaldi.

Dave, who has been compared to a UK Kendrick Lamar with his "socially conscious" lyricism, won Best Album of the Year for his debut Psychodrama, which, framed as a therapy session (Psychodrama is a particular form of active therapy given to prisoners), included the song Black, a meditation on what it is to be black and British, and Lesley, about a woman suffering from an abusive relationship.

The album debuted at number one when it was released last March, and won the 2019 Mercury Prize.

Mabel, daughter of Neneh Cherry, was the only UK female musician nominated in the gender neutral categories, and won Best Female Solo Artist, while losing Best New Artist to Lewis Capaldi. Highlighting the heavily male dominated UK charts, Mabel, who released her debut album High Expectations last sumer, was the only British female artist to feature in the top 40 singles in the UK last year.

Meanwhile 18-year-old musician of the moment Billie Eilish, who tonight performed her just-released Bond theme for No Time to Die, became this year's Best International Female, beating Lizzo and Ariana Grande.

Here is the list of nominees and winners in full:

The 2020 Female Solo Artist, in association with Amazon Music

  • Charli XCX
  • FKA Twigs
  • Freya Ridings
  • Mabel - WINNER
  • Mahalia

The 2020 Male Solo Artist, in association with Amazon Music

  • Dave
  • Harry Styles
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Stormzy - WINNER

The 2020 Mastercard Album Of The Year

  • Dave: Psychodrama - WINNER
  • Harry Styles: Fine Line
  • Lewis Capaldi: Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
  • Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka
  • Stormzy: Heavy Is The Head  

The 2020 Best New Artist

  • Aitch
  • Dave
  • Lewis Capaldi - WINNER
  • Mabel
  • Sam Fender

The 2020 Best Group

  • Coldplay
  • Bastille
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • D-Block Europe
  • Foals - WINNER

The 2020 International Female Solo Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Billie Eilish - WINNER
  • Camila Cabello
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lizzo

The 2020 International Male Solo Artist

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Burna Boy
  • Post Malone
  • Tyler, the Creator - WINNER
  • Dermot Kennedy

The 2020 Song of the Year

  • AJ Tracey - Ladbroke Grove
  • Calvin Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man - Giant
  • Dave feat. Burna Boy - Location
  • Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber - I Don't Care
  • Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved - WINNER
  • Mabel - Don't Call Me Up
  • Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
  • Sam Smith feat. Normani - Dancing With A Stranger
  • Stormzy - Vossi Bop
  • Tom Walker - Just You and I

Producer of The Year

  • Fred again... - WINNER

Rising Star

  • Joy Crookes
  • Celeste - WINNER
  • Beabadoobee

 

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