What went down at the 2024 Brit Awards

The 2024 Brit Awards honored outstanding performers from a variety of genres with a lavish celebration of excellence.

Held in London over the weekend, the ceremony saw artistes from across the world competing for the prestigious music honours.

English singer-songwriter RAYE emerged as the biggest winner for the night, bagging a record-breaking seven nominations, the first-ever recorded at the Brits. She won five awards, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Artist of the Year.

Meanwhile, the nominated Afrobeats artists which are Burna Boy, Asake and Rema all faced defeat.

Burna Boy and Asake were nominated for the international categories alongside music stars, Caroline Polaches, CMAT, Kylie Minogue, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus,Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and SZA who emerged winner. Burna has now lost in this category twice in a row.

Rema’s Calm Down on the other hand was nominated for the category of International Song of The Year, going toe-to-toe with “What Was I Made For?,” Billie Eilish, “Daylight,” by David Kushner, “Paint the Town Red,” by Doja Cat, “Giving Me,” by Jazzy, “People,”by Libianca, “Made You Look,” by Meghan Trainor, Stick Season,” by Noah Kahan, Miss You,” Oliver Tree & Robin Schulz, Kill Bill,” SZA, greedy,” Tate McRae, Water,” Tyla, vampire,” Olivia Rodrigo and Flowers,” Miley Cyrus who clinched the award.

Rema Lights Up The Stage

At the awards, Afrorave king Rema took center stage, delivering an energetic performance of his global smash hit “Calm Down.

With a group of talented dancers behind him, Rema wowed the crowd with his smooth vocals and exciting moves while rocking a sleek brown jacket and khaki pants.

Moreover, Rema’s appearance marked a historic moment for Afrobeats, becoming the second Afrobeats star to perform at the BRITs, following in the footsteps of Burna Boy in 2018. However, Rema holds a unique distinction as the first African artist to be specifically billed as a performer on the BRITs stage. This highlights the increasing recognition and visibility of Afrobeats on the world stage.

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