Brit Awards 2021 Full list of winners: Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift win big

Brit Awards 2021 Full list of winners: Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift win big
Little Mix, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles at Brit Awards 2021 (Twitter)

Hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, the Brit Awards 2021 finally took place at London’s O2 Arena on May 11 where some of the biggest global musicians took home the award after scoring nominations in top categories. Coldplay opened the coveted award ceremony with their latest new single ‘Higher Power’ from a pontoon on the River Thames. The Brit Awards awards served as a government Covid-19 pilot event which means the audience was largely made up of NHS and key workers. 

The Brit Awards 2021 was surely dominated by women as we saw Taylor Swift taking home the Brit’s Global Icon Award becoming the first female in history to do so. David Bowie, Elton John, and Robbie Williams have been the earlier winners of the much-recognized award. Dua Lipa was another big winner of the evening after she scooped two Brit Awards with the Best Female Solo Artist and Album Of The Year for ‘Future Nostalgia’. Little Mix won the Best British Group award whereas, The Weekend was announced as the Best International Male Solo Artist as he accepted the award from former First Lady Michelle Obama.  The award for International Female Solo Artist went to Billie Eilish who accepted the award via video conference. Little Mix made history as they became the first female band in 41 years of the Brits to win the best group award.

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Collecting her first award of the night, for best female solo artist, Lipa called for a pay rise for NHS staff in her acceptance speech - saying it is "very good to clap for them but we need to pay them". The star added: "I think what we should do is we should all give a massive, massive round of applause and give Boris a message that we all support a fair pay rise for our front line." Lipa also said she was "so proud" to see more women being recognized at this year's ceremony.

She later dedicated her album award to Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, the 20-year-old man who died after attempting to save a woman who had fallen in the river Thames in April. She called for a bravery award to be made to him and Joaquin Garcia, who also attempted a rescue and survived along with the woman.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock from Little Mix said on receiving the award: “It’s not easy being a female in the UK pop industry. We’ve seen the white male dominance, misogyny, sexism and lack of diversity. We’re proud of how we’ve stuck together, stood our ground, surrounded ourselves with strong women and are now using our voices more than ever.”


Global Icon

Taylor Swift- Winner

Rising Star

Griff – Winner

Breakthrough Artist

Arlo Parks – Winner
Joel Corry
Young T & Bugsey




Male Solo Artist

AJ Tracey
Headie One
J Hus – Winner
Joel Corry

Female Solo Artist

Arlo Parks
Dua Lipa – Winner
Jessie Ware
Lianne La Havas




British Single

220 Kid & Gracey – ‘Don’t Need Love’
Aitch & AJ Tracey ft Tae Keith – ‘Rain’
Dua Lipa – ‘Physical’
Harry Styles – ‘Watermelon Sugar’ – Winner
Headie One ft AJ Tracey & Stormzy – ‘Ain’t It Different’
Joel Corry ft MNEK – ‘Head & Heart’
Nathan Dawe ft KSI – ‘Lighter’
Regard & Raye – ‘Secrets’
Simba ft DTG – ‘Rover’
Young T & Bugsey ft Headie One – ‘Don’t Rush’

British Group

Biffy Clyro
Little Mix – Winner
The 1975
Young T & Bugsey




International Group

Fontaines D.C.
Foo Fighters
Haim – Winner
Run The Jewels

International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish – Winner
Cardi B
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift




International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen
Burna Boy
Childish Gambino
Tame Impala
The Weeknd – Winner

Album Of The Year

Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’
Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’
Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia’ – Winner
J Hus – ‘Big Conspiracy’
Jessie Ware – ‘What’s Your Pleasure’

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