The Brits

4.26.17

Dear Ivor Novellos: You Can't Celebrate Diversity in Music Without Tackling Race

Last week the songwriting award nominations were heralded for including artists like Laura Mvula and Michael Kiwanuka – but it's not that simple

2.23.17

You Can't Divorce George Michael From His Anarchic Queer Legacy

There was nothing wrong with Coldplay covering Michael at the Brits, but you'd be hard-pressed to find two musicians further apart.

2.23.17

X Factor Rejects and Free Fanta: What It’s Actually Like to Go to the Brits

Behold the ham sandwiches, nosebleed seats and red carpet jostling of this year's awards.

2.23.17

Last Night’s Brits Were As Grime As They're Ever Going to Get

The British music industry still refuses to reward black artists who have achieved vast success largely without them.

2.22.17

Let’s Revisit That Time Geri’s Giant Inflatable Crotch Was at the Brits

Artist Robin Harries takes us behind the scenes of that TV moment from 2000 – and looks back at designing a George W Bush effigy getting a blowjob from a dog.

12.14.16

Does Anyone in the Real World Give a Shit About Music Award Shows?

I hit the streets of London to see if the general public care about seeing Ant and Dec present Adele with inanimate objects while people in tuxedos clap.

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10.7.16

Welp... Michael Bublé is Hosting The Brit Awards 2017

After pledging to be more diverse​ in their celebration of Britain and its culture, they've chosen a man who resembles a christmas decoration both in name and basicness.

2.25.16

Watch The Finest Moment of the Brits: When Annie Lennox, Gary Oldman and Lorde Paid Tribute to Bowie

David Bowie was posthumously honored with the Icon Award, with Oldman describing him as "the very definition, the living embodiment of that singular word 'icon'."

6.20.14

Black British Musical Identity is Being Erased by Cultureless Dance Music

Out with the bashment and in with the Calvin Harris.