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MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
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JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
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Blighty Beat
LIPA LEADS THE BRITS
5/13/21

Dua Lipa won a pair of Brit Awards Tuesday, while Little Mix became the first female ensemble to win the British Group Award in its 41-year history and Billie Eilish was named International Female Artist for the second year in a row.

Warner Records’ Lipa took home the evening’s big prize, Mastercard Album of the Year, as well as the Female Solo Artist title. She also provided the evening’s first full-scale performance, working her way from the tube to the O2 Arena stage with an army of dancers as she high-stepped through a medley of “Physical,” “Hallucinate” and “Don’t Start Now.”

The ceremony was the first major event at the O2 Arena in more than a year, presented to a socially distanced audience of frontline workers.

Impressive performances came from young British acts such as Headie One (“Ain’t It Different”), with AJ Tracey as his guest, and Breakthrough Artist Arlo Parks (“Hope”), plus Olivia Rodrigo, who did “drivers license.”

But it was a surprise performance from Elton John and Years and Years’ Olly Alexander that had the audience buzzing. 

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