September 12, 2023
Music News

Sam Smith Wins Big at the Brits While Madonna Falls on Her Ass. Hard. Ouch. (She’s Fine.)

Let’s get the fall out of the way first. Madonna’s difficult relationship with her cape almost broke the Internet. “Too much material, girl,” said one wag.

That had to hurt.  And I’m not just talking about her pride. Madge says she’s fine, though.  It will, however, go down as one of the greatest stage falls of all time. The tweets and memes  have been funny, too.

  Here’s the full list of nominees and winners, courtesy of Billboard. BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST Damon Albarn Ed Sheeran — WINNER George Ezra Paolo Nutini Sam Smith BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Ella Henderson FKA Twigs Jessie Ware Lily Allen Paloma Faith — WINNER BRITISH GROUP Alt-J Clean Bandit Coldplay One Direction Royal Blood — WINNER BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT Chvrches FKA Twigs George Ezra Royal Blood Sam Smith — WINNER CRITICS’ CHOICE James Bay — WINNER George The Poet Years & Years BRITISH SINGLE Calvin Harris – “Summer” Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – “Rather Be” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – “I Got U” Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Ella Henderson – “Ghost” George Ezra – “Budapest” Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” — WINNER Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – “My Love” Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” Sigma – “Nobody to Love” MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR Alt-J – This Is All Yours Ed Sheeran – x George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage Royal Blood – Royal Blood Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory Flood Jake Gosling Paul Epworth — WINNER BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR Calvin Harris – “Summer” Charli XCX – “Boom Clap” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – “I Got U” Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” One Direction – “You & I” — WINNER Rita Ora – “I Will Never Let You Down” Route 94 FT Jess Glynne – “My Love” Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” Sigma – “Nobody to Love” INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST Beck Hozier Jack White John Legend Pharrell Williams — WINNER INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Beyonce Lana Del Rey Sia St Vincent Taylor Swift — WINNER INTERNATIONAL GROUP 5 Seconds of Summer Black Keys First Aid Kit Foo Fighters — WINNER The War On Drugs GLOBAL SUCCESS Sam Smith — WINNER  

Alan Cross

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