News - The BRIT Awards 2023

ICYMI The BRIT awards were presented on Saturday evening. Here's a look at who won what and how close Susan Omand's predictions were ...

Press Release

The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard took place at a packed out O2 arena full of fans, BRIT School students, artists and music industry guests in celebration of British and international music over the last 12 months. For the first time in the show’s 43 year history, the event took place on a Saturday night, broadcasting live on ITV1 and ITVX and streamed on YouTube for non-UK viewers. A total of 15 awards were presented throughout the afternoon and evening, alongside an all-star line-up of extraordinary live performances.

Hosted by award-winning comedian Mo Gilligan, whose opening skit paid homage to The Masked Singer, the party really got started when global superstar Harry Styles took to the stage for a stunning performance of the UK’s biggest selling single of 2022, ‘As It Was’ on a block blue coloured set.

It was undoubtedly “Harry’s House” at the O2 arena, with the global superstar sweeping the board with wins in all four categories he was nominated for. His third studio album Harry’s House - the biggest selling UK album of 2022 - was named Mastercard Album of the Year, and his No. 1 single ‘As It Was’ announced as the winner of Song of the Year with Mastercard. Harry was presented with Artist of the Year and, to round off his tally of four, he was confirmed as the winner of the Pop/R&B Act - one of four genre awards voted for by fans. The other genre awards saw Becky Hill pick up her second consecutive BRIT for Dance Act, Aitch was presented with the award for Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act and The 1975 were voted winners of Alternative/Rock Act.

Isle of Wight duo Wet Leg have had an incredible year and their performance was testament to their creativity and sense of fun - performing their hit ‘Chaise Longue’ alongside an all-female Morris dancing collective against a backdrop of leafy foliage, bringing the countryside to the city-inspired awards set. They now add two BRIT awards to their growing number of accolades; presented with Group of the Year by Leigh Anne Pinnock and Chloe Kelly, and by Ellie Goulding and Tom Grennan for Best New Artist.

Global icon Beyoncé continued her winning streak with awards for International Artist of the Year and International Song of the Year for ‘Break My Soul’. The US music star accepted her awards via video message.

International Group of the Year went to Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C.; lead singer Carlos O’Connell accepted the award on behalf of the group who also sent in a video message from Australia, and David Guetta was presented with his Producer of the Year award by DJ, musician and producer Norman Cook, before closing the show with a euphoric three-song performance, joined by Becky Hill, Ella Henderson and Sam Ryder.

Earlier in the day, R&B group FLO were presented with their BRITs Rising Star award on the Red Carpet by Jessie J, who won this award in 2011, and Kid Harpoon was presented with the Songwriter of the Year award. Both awards presentations were broadcast on the BRIT Awards 2023: Red Carpet Show on ITV2, which was hosted by Clara Amfo, Maya Jama and Roman Kemp.

Watch some of the highlights below:

And The Winners Were… (in order presented on the night - note, Rising Star, Songwriter and Producer nominations were announced after Susan's predictions were made)


Winner - Aitch

Susan's Prediction was "Another tough category, with all of them having a good chance. Based purely on his incredible performance at last year's awards show though, I'll say Dave will get this for a second year. "

Susan's score is 0/1 [strong start - Ed]


Winner - Beyoncé

Susan's Prediction was "Much as Tay Tay and Bey Bey [WhoWho and WhatNow? - Ed] are the acknowledged princess and queen of pop, it's Lizzo for me here."

Susan's score is 0/2 [start as we mean to go on? - Ed]


Winner - Becky Hill

Susan's Prediction was "*chants* Cal-vin, Cal-vin. But yeah, it'll likely be Becky Hill."

Susan's score is 1/3 [wait, can you really count that? - Ed]


Winner: Harry Styles

Susan's Prediction was "A three way tie in my head here - will it be Sam, Harry or Dua? Eeny, meeny, miney... Sam!"

Susan's score is 1/4 [So... eeny, meeny, miney, no then - Ed]


Winner: Wet Leg

Susan's Prediction was "No contest, it absolutely has to be Sam Ryder here, otherwise it's a total fix."

Susan's score is 1/5 [a total fix, obvs - Ed]


Winner: Harry Styles

Susan's Prediction was "I've heard of three of these and Harry Styles will take this one purely on his ability to wear a knitted tank top (so I've been told anyway)."

Susan's score is 2/6 [knitwear FTW - Ed]


Winner: Fontaines D.C.

Susan's Prediction was "Yeah.... no. Don't know, don't care tbh. I've heard of Blackpink but not listened to any of their stuff, the rest I'm just looking blankly at so, random pick, Fontaines DC for this one."

Susan's score is 3/7 [sometimes random just works - Ed]


Winner: Wet Leg

Susan's Prediction was "What are the Arctic Monkeys doing on here? Is it 2006 still and nobody told me? No, seriously though, I know they headlined a few big festivals last year and have new music out, I just remember them from I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor. However, Wet Leg are going to take this one."

Susan's score is 4/8 [after all that whingeing, yes, you got it right - Ed]


Winner: Beyoncé ‘Break My Soul’

Susan's Prediction was "Now look, I usually love David Guetta's output but I'm afraid I REALLY CAN NOT forgive him for sampling the brilliant Eiffel 65 and spoiling one of my favourite songs. Again, it's Lizzo for me - and it is About Damn Time too."

Susan's score is 5/9 [more whingeing but not such a lucky guess this time - Ed]


Winner: The 1975

Susan's Prediction was "My heart says Tom Grennan, my head says Wet Leg. So it'll likely be Arctic Monkeys."

Susan's score is 5/10 [nope, nope and nope then - Ed]


Winner: Harry Styles ‘As It Was’

Susan's Prediction was "I love Lewis Capaldi and that Sam Smith song is incredible. George Ezra and LF System have been burning up the radio airwaves throughout the year too. However I think this is another one for Harry Styles."

Susan's score is 6/11 [more knitwear love? - Ed]


Winner: Harry Styles ‘Harry’s House’

Susan's Prediction was "While I've heard of most of the artists, I've only listened to two of the albums on the list and, even though Wet Leg will win it, I have a lot of love for Harry's House."

Susan's score is 6/12 [sorry, not allowing this one to count! - Ed]

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