1975 was named best British group and also took British album of the year for A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.
Harris was named producer of the year, while his U.K. chart-topping collaboration with Lipa, “One Kiss,” was declared best British single.
When the 1975 accepted the award for Best British Group, frontman Matty Healy called out “male misogynist acts” by quoting a 2015 essay written by UK music journalist Laura Snapes, which in turn was quoted in a more recent article about the allegations against Ryan Adams.
“I just want you to listen to me for one sec,” Healy said, “Just a couple of sentences that a friend of ours, Laura Snapes, said this, and I thought we should all really think about it.” He then read the below quote:
Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of ‘difficult’ artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don’t understand art.
— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) February 20, 2019
Beyoncé and Jay-Z sort of attend the Brits with a pre-recorded acceptance speech for the Best International Group category for their team-up The Carters. They stood in front of a portrait of Meghan Markle.
— Legendaric (@vibebey) February 20, 2019
The full list of Brit Awards winners is below
British Female Solo Artist
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
British Male Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
British Artist Video of the Year
Little Mix – Woman Like Me
British Producer of the Year
MasterCard British Album of the Year
The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
Critics Choice Award
Outstanding Contribution Award