- Words Ryan Cahill
We explore some of the best things to be excited about at the 2019 BRIT Awards.
Name somewhere that you’d see Sharon Osbourne sharing a war of words with Arctic Monkeys, Adele flipping the bird and Madonna being dragged down a flight of stairs by an oversized Armani cape. Ah yes, The BRIT Awards. There really is no other awards ceremony like it. It’s always a case of the unexpected, and no matter what goes down, it’s guaranteed that it’s going to the hot topic across the Globe the following day – and this year will be no different.
The 2019 offering sees a long list of mega musical talents up for the prestigious gong. We have Jorja Smith, Lily Allen and Florence Welch nominated in the Best Female Solo Artist category while Aphex Twin, Craig David and Giggs are representing the boys. Elsewhere, the 1975, Little Mix and Gorrilax are in contention for Best British Group while Cardi, Ariana and Camila are nominated for the best International Female Solo Artist.
Here, we anticipate some of the very best bits from the 2019 BRITs.
The Hugh Jackman Performance
I mean, do we really need to say more? Wolverine. Van Helsing. Jean Valjean. That terrifyingly unhinged dad in Prisoners. Like, let’s be real Hugh Jackman is pretty f*cking epic. So it comes as no surprise that we’re totally hyped about the fact that he’s going to be performing at the BRITs. If rumour is to be believed, he’ll be belting out one of the classic from his recent musical Blockbuster, The Greatest Showman, which is inspired by P. T. Barnum and his very first circus. The movie was a massive success and ended up being in the Top 10 Most Bought Products on Amazon last year – yes, seriously! However this particular performance unfolds, it’s guaranteed that it’s going to be epic. Like c’mon, It’s Wolverine!
Little Mix and Ms Banks
OK, so while we’re super hyped about Hugh’s performance, we can’t ignore the annual random collab. In previous years we’ve had the likes of Florence and Dizzee Rascal for their epic mash-up, “You’ve Got The Dirtee Love”, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy performed a remix of “Shape of You” and even Justin Bieber and James Bay have had an outing together. For 2019, Little Mix will be teaming up with Ms Banks. After already teaming up with Nicki Minaj for their single “Woman Like Me”, the X Factor winners are no stranger to some major collabs, so we’re expecting big things from this years unlikely mash-up.
The British Album of the Year Award
Ah, the one that gets everyone talking. The Album of the Year Award is pretty much the biggest moment at the BRITs year on year. Previous winners have included Adele, Stormzy, Annie Lennox and Florence & The Machine, to name a few. This year has another diverse set of contenders, including Jorja Smith, George Ezra, The 1975, Florence & The Machine and Anne-Marie. Regardless of who takes home the gong, it’s certain ruffle a few feathers. The current favourite are The 1975, who are nominated for their critically acclaimed album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.
Obviously, you can’t mention the BRITs without mentioning the outfits that we see on the Red Carpet. The BRITs have been responsible for producing some of the world’s most iconic and recreated looks of all time. For example, Geri Halliwell’s union jack dress AKA the most overdone fancy dress costume of all time, The Arctic Monkeys dressed as farmers (weird but wonderful), Lady Gaga’s white lace look, Kate Moss wearing the Ziggy Stardust playsuit while collecting an award on behalf of BOWIE, Rihanna’s rose gown, Dua Lipa’s ruffles… the list is endless. We’ll be looking at Jorja Smith, Dua Lipa and the entire International Female Solo Artist category to serve up the best looks for the 2019 ceremony.