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Brit Awards 2024 - live: RAYE wins Album of the Year in triumphant night

Dua Lipa and Kylie Minogue were among the stars who performed at the star-studded ceremony

Roisin O'Connor
Sunday 03 March 2024 00:26 GMT
Dua Lipa arrives at Brit Awards ahead of performance

RAYE was undoubtedly the star of this year’s Brit Awards, which were held on Saturday night (2 March) at the O2 Arena in London.

The British pop star, 26, received a record-breaking seven nominations in 2024 and had already been awarded the prize for Songwriter of the Year prior to the ceremony.

She triumphed in six of her seven nominated categories, taking home awards for Best R&B, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

RAYE’s success comes after the musician parted ways with her former label, Polydor, in 2021. She released her critically acclaimed debut My 21st Century Blues as an independent artist last year.

You can find a full list of winners, including Boygenius and Dua Lipa, here.

The ceremony, which was hosted by first-timers Maya Jama, Roman Kemp and Clara Amfo, featured live performances by RAYE, Dua Lipa, Tate McRae, Jungle and Kylie Minogue.


Brit Awards 2024: The full list of nominations, from Song of the Year to Album of the Year

See the full list of Brit Award nominations 2024

Organisers said they would attempt to improve on last year’s ceremony, after both the Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year categories failed to include a single female artist

Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 16:31

Taylor Swift dives into stage during Eras concert

Taylor Swift dives into stage during Eras concert
Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 17:01

What time are the Brits tonight and where can I watch it?

This year’s ceremony is being aired on ITV1/ITVX, with the red carpet kicking off at 6pm and the main show at the O2 arena being aired at 8.30pm.

Find out everything you need to know about this year’s hosts, below:

Who’s performing and presenting at the Brit Awards this year?

From Dua Lipa to RAYE, some of the biggest stars of the past 12 months will perform live at the O2 Arena on 2 March

Ellie Muir2 March 2024 17:11

Read our Q&A with Caity Baser

Hi Caity! Do you think 2024 looks set to be a particularly major year for women achieving success in music?

I do! Seeing my friends like Venbee and Charlotte Plank all get nominated for a Brit along with me too - as well others like Olivia Dean and Raye - it’s just so nice to see women getting the recognition they deserve. Hopefully lots of wins this year for all the queens! I’ve got all my fingers and little piggies crossed.

Has much changed, or is it that awards ceremonies and industry bodies are starting to recognise what’s already out there?

As a pop girly it’s definitely harder to get recognition. In a way it always has been. I fucking bust my ass off! As do others - and I just think when people are hard working, that’s where it pays off in the end.

Who of the nominees at this year’s Brit Awards do you find particularly inspiring?

I find Raye really inspiring because she literally had the shittest time with her label with her managers and thought that was the end. But to just completely turn it all around and do her own thing now is very inspiring, and a great message for everybody: if at first do not succeed then you try until you do! That’s literally what she’s done and she’s been nominated for, what - seven BRITs? And she’s probably gonna win all of them! TBH I’m obsessed with her.

TikTok sensation Caity Baser performs hit singles in Music Box Session #77
Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 17:31

The biggest moments from the 2023 Brit Awards

Biggest moments from the 2023 Brit Awards
Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 18:01

Read our Q&A with Brit Award nominee Charlotte Plank

Hi Charlotte! Do you think 2024 looks set to be a particularly major year for women achieving success in music?

100%! The music industry feels like it’s finally waking up and recognising women more. Uncovering so much talent that’s always been there, but now giving it the opportunity to come to the forefront. Even just in the dance world, ie drum & bass which has been such a male dominated genre for decades!! The tide is now finally turning and there’s now so many amazing female artists, producers, writers leading the charge. Plus also women’s artistry is being taken more seriously and we’re not just being seen as ‘features’ or in some cases ‘just an uncredited vocal on a dance track’. Look at Raye for example and how the world has finally woken up to her as an individual artist, incredibly talented writer, musician…outside her dance features.

Has much changed, or is it that awards ceremonies and industry bodies are starting to recognise what’s already out there?

As said above, I think the industry as a whole is waking up to the insane amount of female talent that is out there but has been overlooked/overshadowed for many years. This is in turn giving younger female artists/producers/writers more women to look up to/be inspired by -as well as giving more opportunities in music to women so more of us than ever are able to cut through.

Who of the nominees at this year’s Brit Awards do you find particularly inspiring?

There’s so many amazingly talented females nominated this year.. but I think personally I speak for many when I say that Raye has been particularly inspiring. I think especially from the angle in which she came up through dance features with people knowing her vocal but not necessarily her voice as an artist in her own right, releasing music that’s completely true to her. Whilst also having the courage to share and write about things she has been through in this industry- that many women can relate to, further empowering us and raising our voices!

Charlotte Plank (Press)
Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 18:31

Hello from the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena!

Hi gang, how’s it going? I’m all set up in a box (ooh fancy) and ready for proceedings to kick off. If you’re watching along from home, you can tune into the ceremony on ITV1 or ITVX from 8.30pm.

Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 18:44

Kylie Minogue is in the house!

Kylie is officially here, ready to collect her Brits Icon award (she’s also closing the show tonight).

Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 19:11

The Last Dinner Party are here after that brief controversy

Brit Award Critics’ Choice winners The Last Dinner Party are here, not long after a minor fuss broke out over a feature in The Times that quoted an interview last year, where they commented on singing about the cost of living crisis.

The Last Dinner Party address viral controversy over ‘cost of living crisis’ comment

Band say controversial comment was ‘removed of context, tone, and intention’

The Last Dinner Party at the Brit Awards 2024 (AFP via Getty Images)
Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 19:16

Everyone’s sitting down to dinner...

And so am I. Always some decent food in the box, probably good to eat something before the drinks start flowing...

We’ve seen Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX, Graham Coxon and a load more rocking up on the red carpet so far, sadly no mega standout outfits that I’ve seen (but what would I know).

(AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)
Roisin O'Connor2 March 2024 19:37

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