BRITs 2020: Laura Whitmore and Anne-Marie lead the stars documenting the music event on social media

Laura Whitmore and Anne-Marie treated fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the 40th annual BRIT Awards, which took place at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday evening.

Taking to social media, the Love Island host, 34, opted for a relatively early night as she headed to bed in a dressing gown, while the singer, 28, went wild with a bottle of her favourite alcoholic beverage, Malibu.

The media personalities were joined by the likes of presenter Maya Jama, the event’s MC Jack Whitehall, and giddy New Artist and Song of the Year winner Lewis Capaldi, who cheekily shared a kiss with former One Direction star Niall Horan.

Having fun: Anne-Marie appeared in great spirits as she held up a bottle of her favourite alcoholic beverage

Behind-the-scenes: Laura Whitmore (L) and Anne-Marie (R) treated fans to a look at the 40th annual BRIT Awards, which took place at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday evening

Lewis, Stormzy and Billie Eilish led the winners on Tuesday evening in a largely male dominated BRIT Awards shortlist. 

Musician Lewis, 23, claimed two awards from four nominations, triumphing in the categories for New Artist and Song of the Year.

The latter nomination was awarded for hit single Someone You Loved, a track Capaldi insisted was written for his late grandmother – not former girlfriend and current Love Island star Paige Turley.   

Meanwhile Stormzy, 26, picked up the award for Best Male Solo Artist in front of a star-studded audience that included ex-girlfriend Maya Jama. 

Accepting his award, the grime star was quick to reference the gender disparity at this year’s ceremony by thanking the team of ‘brilliant women’ who form his management team.      

Rising superstar Billie Eilish, 18, received a nod in the International Female Solo Artist category alongside the likes of Lizzo and Ariana Grande. 

And after performing new James Bond soundtrack No Time To Die live for the first time, she claimed her first BRIT Award from former Spice Girl Mel C.  

Despite Billie’s success, only four nominations out of a possible 25 in the categories which are not gender-specific featured women. 

There were no female performers included in the shortlists for best group or album awards, although English singer Mabel, 23, was nominated for three awards and ultimately claimed one of the biggest of the night – Best British Female Artist. 

Elsewhere Dave’s excellent Psychodrama beat stiff competition to win Best Album ahead of Stormzy’s new release Heavy Is The Head, Michael Kiwanuka’s self-titled LP Harry Styles’ Fine Line and Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.     

Oxford based band Foals won Best Group after a return to the spotlight with their conceptual, two-part Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost. 

The group beat Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Coldplay and D-Block Europe to the honour on Tuesday night. 

Taking it global, innovative rapper Tyler, The Creator beat Bruce Springsteen, Burna Boy, Dermot Kennedy and Post Malone in the category for International Male Solo Artist.   

The lack of nominations in for female artists comes despite a major overhaul of the Brits’ voting academy in 2017 to make it more gender balanced and diverse, with hundreds of new members invited to join the pool. 

The awards are voted for by around 1,500 people from across the UK music industry including journalists, record label employees and musicians.

The rising star winner was announced as Celeste late last year, while the producer of the year will be announced at a later date. The international group and video categories were axed by organisers this year. 


British Male Solo Artist

Stormzy (WINNER) 

Harry Styles

Lewis Capaldi


Michael Kiwanuka 


British Female Solo Artist

Mabel (WINNER)

Freya Ridings

FKA Twigs

Charli XCX



Song Of The Year

Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (WINNER)

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care

Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up

Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man – Giant 

Dave featuring Burna Boy – Location

Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove 

Tom Walker – Just You And I

Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With A Stranger

Stormzy – Vossi Bop 


Foals (WINNER)


Bring Me The Horizon

D Block Europe



British Album Of The Year

Dave – Psychodrama (WINNER) 

Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent 

Harry Styles – Fine Line


International Male Solo Artist

Tyler, The Creator (WINNER)

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy 

Dermot Kennedy

Post Malone


International Female Solo Artist

Billie Eilish (WINNER)

Ariana Grande 

Camila Cabello

Lana Del Rey



New Artist

Lewis Capaldi (WINNER)




Sam Fender