News Brief

Beyoncé, Drake and Emeli Sande Just Won Brit Awards, See the Full List of 2017 Winners

The 2017 Brit Awards took place this evening and featured performances from Skepta, Stormzy and more.

The 2017 BRIT Awards were live this evening, and some of our favorite artists graced the stage.


Skepta commanded the audience with killer dance moves during his performance of "Shut Down,"—even as portions of the song were muted— and Stormzy performed alongside Ed Sheeran. Both grime artists were nominated for "Best Breakthrough Act." Beyoncé, Drake and Emeli Sande all took home awards during the show.

Check out clips from Skepta's and Stormzy's performances below, as well as the full list of 2017 BRIT Award Winners.

British Male Solo Artist:

Craig David

WINNER: David Bowie

Kano

Michael Kiwanuka

Skepta

British Female Solo Artist:

Anohni

Ellie Goulding

WINNER: Emeli Sande

Lianne La Havas

Nao

British Group:

WINNER: The 1975

Bastille

Biffy Clyro

Little Mix

Radiohead

International Group:

WINNER: A Tribe Called Quest

Drake & Future

Kings of Leon

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Twenty One Pilots

British Breakthrough Act:

Anne-Marie

Blossoms

WINNER: Rag’N’Bone Man

Skepta

Stormzy

Critics’ Choice Award:

WINNER: Rag’n’Bone Man

Anne-Marie

Dua Lipa

MasterCard British Album of the Year:

I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It -- The 1975

WINNER: Blackstar -- David Bowie

Made in the Manor -- Kano

Love & Hate -- Michael Kiwanuka

Konnichiwa -- Skepta

British Single of the Year:

“Faded” -- Alan Walker

“Dancing On My Own” -- Calum Scott

“This Is What You Came For” -- Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

“Rockabye” -- Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

“Hymn for the Weekend” -- Coldplay

“Say You Won’t Let Go” -- James Arthur

“Fast Car” -- Jonas Blue featuring Dakota

WINNER: “Shout Out to My Ex” -- Little Mix

“Girls Like” -- Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson

“Pillowtalk” -- ZAYN

International Male Solo Artist:

Bon Iver

Bruno Mars

WINNER: Drake

Leonard Cohen

The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist:

WINNER: Beyonce

Christine and the Queens

Rihanna

Sia

Solange

British Artist Video:

“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” -- Adele

“This Is What You Came For” -- Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

“Rockabye” -- Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

“Hymn to the Weekend” -- Coldplay

“Say You Won’t Let Go” -- James Arthur

“Fast Car” -- Jonas Blue featuring Dakota

“Hair” -- Little Mix featuring Sean Paul

WINNER: “History” -- One Direction

“Girls Like" -- Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson

“Pillowtalk” -- ZAYN

Popular
Photo credit should read KELVIN IKPEA/AFP via Getty Images

The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Sho Madjozi Drops New Upbeat Mixtape 'What A Life'

Sho Madjozi drops her latest mixtape 'What A Life' featuring Manu WorldStar, Dr Thomas Chauke, Makhadzi and many more.