Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris win big at the BRITs

21 February 2019

Pop rock band The 1975 and DJ Calvin Harris were the main winners at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday. The 1975 were named British group and won the biggest prize of the night, Mastercard British album of the year. DJ Calvin Harris triumphed for the first time at the BRIT awards, taking the producer prize and British single category for his "One Kiss" collaboration with singer Dua Lipa.

MUSIC PRODUCER, CALVIN HARRIS said "Absolutely amazing. I want to thank the Brits. "I want to thank Jessie Reyes who wrote the song with us, and I want to thank Dua Lipa."

SINGER-SONGWRITER, DUA LIPA said "Oh, thank you. I want to thank our listeners, everyone that has helped put this together, streamed all our songs, Emil (Nava, director) who did the video with us. I want to thank Calvin for being absolutely killer, for being a legend and for having me on this (Harris laughs). This is so surreal. Thank you so, so much. What a year."

American singer-songwriter Pink was honored with the outstanding contribution to music award, the first international artist to receive the prize. The show, at London's O2 arena, featured several performances by the likes of Ezra, Little Mix and The 1975. Hollywood star Hugh Jackman opened the ceremony with a performance from his musical film "The Greatest Showman."