From Rita Ora and Kendrick Lamar to Sam Smith – stars arrive at British music’s biggest event. White roses were worn and carried as a symbol of solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse
London grime MC honoured on night when artists carry white roses in protest against sexual harassment
Dua Lipa and Stormzy, two of Britain’s most exciting breakthrough pop acts, have beaten much more experienced competitors to the top prizes at the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena.
Stormzy, AKA 24-year-old south London grime rapper Michael Omari, beat big names including Sheeran and Liam Gallagher in the best British male category, thanks to the piercing flow and emotive balladry showcased on his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer. That LP also won the most prestigious award of the night, British album of the year, again beating Sheeran as well as Rag’n’Bone Man, J Hus and Lipa.
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Singer Ed Sheeran has shared news of his engagement and added that “our cats are chuffed as well”. The musician revealed he and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are engaged on Instagram.
Sharing a photograph of them together with his more than 18 million followers, Sheeran wrote: “Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.”