The best British video of the year nominee was blatantly the best at the Brits. One Direction renegades Harry Styles and Liam Payne dominated the award picks for the modern hiatus Boyband entity, with Payne topping the list with a pair of acknowledgements being best British single and best British video of the year followed by Styles’ singular nod, the latter of Payne’s. Nevertheless in true eclectic rockstar fashion, the soaring ‘Sign Of The Times’ singer pitted to the post his own band cohorts Malik and Payne plus an ex significant other all in one sitting, scooping the statue for his significant skyrocketing visual piece.
With the UK’s music industry hosting an event showcasing a plethora of British exports with a small nod to the rest of the globe in the international categories, inflicted a noteworthy night. Five time entrant Dua Lipa promenading the red carpet in a frilled candyfloss number, a wave of white roses in support of the major time’s up campaign and newfangled puffa jacket wearing host Jack Whitehall. Presenting the ruby red enclosed stature gongs to homegrown talents Stormzy, Gorillaz, Ed Sheeran as well as Harry Styles’ hashtag helped solo win in comparison to his former group gatherings Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, who withheld no nominations to their names. Shrugging of the show’s ceremony yet the ‘Slow Hands’ singer appearing at the after party, Horan’s in preparation for his forthcoming Flicker tour and Tomlinson’s hard-pressed in post production phases for the debut album currently.
Penultimately Payne was present in person unlike Styles’ absence self to perform his fifty shades soundtrack song ‘For You’, who lost out to Brighton Brit Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s ‘Human’ in the race for the best single section was no mean feat for the suggestive single ‘Strip That Down’. With the Wolverhampton one accompanied alongside ‘Hot Right Now’ vocalist Rita Ora for a rendition of a tantalising track that has hit European Boarder Breaker charts in the prime position, A Majestic monochrome marriage of duets of Payne and Ora’s velvet voices complied for a sophisticated show of smooth singing, with Liam captioning stills of the appearance insisting that it “Felt amazing to get up on that #BRITs stage and perform #ForYou with @ritaora” despite the lingering feeling of an unsuccessful award snub.