BRIT Awards 2022: Adele “Queen of the BRITs” and other highlights of the award night

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A flawless Adele took home the biggest three trophies in her usual fashion, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (Easy on Me) and Album of the Year (30). Her win lifts her career total of Brits to 12, giving her the title of the most decorated solo female artist at the awards.

Accepting the award for Best Album for 30, a teary-eyed Adele dedicated the award to her 9-year old son Angelo and her ex-husband Simon Konecki because “this album was all of our journey, not just mine”.

“I’m proud of myself for sticking to my guns and putting out an album about something so personal to me…People don’t do that so much anymore. My son has been so gracious and kind and patient with me over the last couple of years, and it’s for him, “she added.

Adele won this year’s Song of the Year award with her piano ballad Easy on Me, despite a total of 15 nominations. “I can’t believe a piano ballad won up against that many bangers,” she expressed her thrill while accepting the award.

Adele also took home the first-ever genderless Artist of the Year category. The male and female categories were scrapped this year, making this the first gender-neutral award night.

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old singer’s Artist of the Year speech was iconically muted by ITV as she swore in between. Wearing a golden shimmery dress, Adele also made sure to elegantly sit on a piano and hit every note to perfection as she sang her song I drink wine

Despite releasing her album 30 only in November, it instantly became the best-selling album of 2021 after just six weeks on sale. According to the BBC, Adele’s victory was so “inevitable” that organizers had to invent other award categories for fellow artists like Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran won none of his four nods, but he was honored with a new award, Songwriter of the Year.

The award night featured performances of Fender, Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, Adele, Dave, Holly Humberstone and Little Simz. Doja Cat was due to perform too but was forced to cancel her show after members of her crew tested positive for COVID-19.

The other biggest talking point of this year is Anne-Marie’s fall and how she gracefully carried her performance. The singer took a tumble on stage and twisted her foot awkwardly on the floor while the audience cheered for her to carry on with the performance. Following this, Anne-Marie took to Twitter to comment on her fall. “Didn’t need my left ankle anyway.” she wrote.

Mo Gilligan served as this year’s host, making him the first Black British star to host the Brit Awards.

Dua Lipa earned her sixth Brit award after winning Best Pop/RnB Artist, while American singer-songwriter Olivi Rodrigo took home the award for International Song of the Year (Good 4 U) and Billie Eilish won Best International Artist.

All the must see moments | The BRIT Awards 2022

The complete list of winners:

MasterCard Album of the Year

WINNER: Adele – 30

Dave – We’re All Alone in This Together

Ed Sheeran – =

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Artist of the Year



Ed Sheeran

Little Simz

Sam Fender

International Group of the Year




WINNER: Silk Sonic

The War on Drugs

International Artist of the Year

WINNER: Billie Eilish

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

Central Cee


Joy Crookes

WINNER: Little Simz

Self Esteem

Song of the Year

A1 & J1 – Latest Trends

WINNER: Adele – Easy on Me

Anne-Marie, KSI, Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play

Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember

Central Cee – Obsessed With You

Dave Featuring Stormzy – Clash

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits

Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)

Glass Animals – Heat Waves

Joel Corry, Raye, David Guetta – Bed

KSI – Holiday

Nathan Evans, 220Kid, Billen Ted – Wellerman

Riton x Nightcrawlers Featuring Mufasa and Hypeman – Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit)

Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body

Tom Grennan – Little Bit of Love

International Song of the Year

ATB, Topic, A7S – Your Love (9PM)

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Ckay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)

Doja Cat Featuring SZA – Kiss Me More

Drake Featuring Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls

Galantis, David Guetta, Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem

Jonasu – Black Magic

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – Stay

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Lil Tjay & 6lack – Calling My Phone

Måneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U

Polo G – Rapstar

Tiësto – The Business

The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

Best Group


D-Block Europe

Little Mix

London Grammar

WINNER: Wolf Alice

Best Pop/R&B Act


WINNER: Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran


Joy Crookes

Best Rock/Alternative Act


Glass Animals

WINNER: Sam Fender

Tom Grennan

Wolf Alice

Best Dance Act

WINNER: Becky Hill

Calvin Harris

Fred Again..

Joel Corry


Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act

AJ Tracey

Central Cee



Little Simz

BRITs Rising Star

WINNER: Holly Humberstone

Bree Runway

Lola Young

Producer of the Year


Songwriter of the Year

WINNER: Ed Sheeran