Lewis Capaldi crowned winner at Brit Awards 2020

The Scottish star won Best New Artist and Song of the Year at the ceremony on Tuesday night.

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Lewis Capaldi has won two Brit Awards.

The Scottish star picked up the Best New Artist gong and won Song of the Year for Someone You Loved.

The singer-songwriter performed the number one hit at the glittering ceremony in London on Tuesday night.

Accepting his award for Someone You Loved, Capaldi joked that some people thought it was about his ex-girlfriend, Love Island contestant Paige Turley.

Taking a bottle of Buckfast up to the podium with him, he said: “A lot of people think it is about my ex-girlfriend who you can now see every night on Love Island.

“It was actually about my grandmother who sadly passed away a few years ago.”

He added: “Thank you so much, this has been the best year of my life.”

Winner: Capaldi picking up the award for Best New Artist.Getty Images

Capaldi missed out on the Male Solo Artist gong to grime artist Stormzy.

He was also nominated for the Mastercard Album of the Year award for Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.

The coveted award instead went to Dave for Psychodrama.

British singer Mabel opened the show with a performance of her song Don’t Call Me Up.

Earlier on the red carpet, she said it felt like a “full-circle” moment, saying: “It’s actually 30 years since my mum [musician Neneh Cherry] performed at the Brits and it’s just so amazing and such a lovely, sort of full-circle moment.

“Mainly I just feel so honoured to be here tonight, it’s been such a journey”.

She went on to win the second award of the night as she was named the winner of the Female Solo Artist category.

Harry Styles performed, as did American singer Lizzo, who sang a medley of her songs including Truth Hurts and Juice.

Picking up the Male Solo Artist award, Stormzy thanked the women in his team.

He said: “To be the best male, I have got the most incredible females in my team.

“You lot are the greatest, the best male is nothing without the best females. I love you guys.

“To every single person who supported me, I love you. Thank you guys.”

Foals picked up the award for Best Group from rock legend Courtney Love, pop singer Anne-Marie and Hollywood star Hailee Steinfeld.

After winning the International Male Solo Artist award, Tyler, The Creator made fun of former prime minister Theresa May, who he said had previously stopped him entering the country.

He also paid tribute to the UK music scene, saying: “Shout out to all the British funk from the 80s that I try to copy.”

The ceremony is being hosted by Jack Whitehall, who paid tribute to Caroline Flack, who he said was “a member of the Brits family” during his opening monologue.

He said the Love Island presenter, who was found dead on Saturday having taken her own life, was “a kind and vibrant person with an infectious sense of fun”.

“She will be sorely missed,” he said.

Legends: Sir Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

American singer Billie Eilish performed the new James Bond track, No Time To Die, live for the first time.

The 18-year-old was joined on stage by her brother and co-writer, Finneas O’Connell, as well as Hans Zimmer and The Smiths’ Johnny Marr.

After her performance, Eilish was named winner of the International Female Solo Artist award.

Music legend Sir Rod Stewart closed the show with a medley of songs.

Brit Award winners 2020

  • Best New Artist – Lewis Capaldi
  • Female Solo Artist – Mabel
  • Male Solo Artist – Stormzy
  • International Male Solo Artist – Tyler, The Creator
  • Best Group – Foals
  • International Female Solo Artist – Billy Eilish
  • Rising Star – Celeste
  • Song of the Year – Lewis Capaldi
  • Mastercard Album of the Year – Dave
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