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Brit Awards 2021 Recap: Arlo Parks Shines, Coldplay Performs, Haim Represents, and Sea Shanties Prevail

The 2021 Brit Awards marked the return of big-time shows to the U.K ... and the world. 


The show  featured a crowd of unmasked but  socially distanced  essential workers and was the first event  at London’s O2 Arena since last year - and resembled a normal-looking awards show. 


The show opened with Coldplay performing their new single - Higher Power -  on a barge in the middle of the River Thames  - complete with fireworks and holograms 




One of our new favorite artists - Arlo Parks - won one of the three awards she was nominated for - 2021 Breakthru artist. 




The trio of American sisters, Haim, won for Best International Group



And in the most 2021 moment of the night - a Brit Awards Sea Shanty 





Here's a full list of the night's winners:


British Male


AJ Tracey
Headie One

J Hus -- *WINNER
Joel Corry


British Female

Arlo Parks


Dua Lipa -- *WINNER

Jessie Ware

Lianne La Havas

British Group


Biffy Clyro

Little Mix -- *WINNER

The 1975

Young T & Bugsey


Arlo Parks -- *WINNER



Joel Corry

Young T & Bugsey

British Album

Arlo Parks, "Collapsed In Sunbeams"

Celeste, "Not Your Muse"

Dua Lipa, "Future Nostalgia" -- *WINNER

J Hus, "Big Conspiracy"

Jessie Ware, "What's Your Pleasure?"

International Female

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish -- *WINNER

Cardi B

Miley Cyrus

Taylor Swift

International Male

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy

Childish Gambino

Tame Impala

The Weeknd -- *WINNER

International Group


Fontaines D.C.

Foo Fighters

Haim -- *WINNER

Run The Jewels

British Single

"Rain," AJ Tracey and Aitch feat. Tay Keith

"Don't Need Love," 220 Kid and Gracey

"Physical," Dua Lipa

"Head & Heart," Joel Corry feat. MNEK

"Watermelon Sugar," Harry Styles -- *WINNER

"Ain't It Different," Headie One feat. AJ Tracey and Stormzy

"Lighter," Nathan Dawe feat. KSI

"Secrets," Regard and Raye

"Rover," S1mba feat. DTG

"Don't Rush," Young T & Bugsey feat. Headie One