I always thought the Brits were like the Poundland version of the Grammys, but apparently they are a big deal, evidenced by the frenzy around last night’s ceremony.
At the moment, there’s no bigger deal in the music biz than Billie Eilish, and it seems other A-listers are equally in awe of her.
Fresh off the back of his performance and picking up the British Male Solo Artist gong, Stormzy was seen fanboying with Eilish backstage, and it seems he’s just as obsessed with her as everyone else.
A backstage video shared by Kiss FM shows the rapper hanging out with the 18-year-old singer.
In the clip, tormzy gushes: “You are the f***ing greatest, you’re so… She’s so f***ing… It’s dumb!
“And every time I listen to the new song of yours I go on A to Z lyrics and I read it. And I’m just like bruv, she’s brilliant pen.”
The rapper then bursts into song, giving a rendition of Eilish’s new track ‘Everything I Wanted’ as she dances along with him.
Eilish says as she turns to him: “Oh my God, I’m gonna cry.”
Stormzy replies: “You’re too hard! You’re so hard it don’t even matter! You’re too hard, she’s too hard. Sorry, sorry to crash that [interview].”
As Stormzy wanders off into the crowds to leave Eilish, she turns back to reporters and says: “What the hell?! What the hell?”
The five-time Grammy Award winner has had an extraordinary year of success, which has culminated in her writing and performing the new Bond theme, No Time To Die – the youngest ever to do so
On the night, Eilish scooped the International Female Solo Artist accolade, and gave an emotional speech while accepting it.
Despite her critical success, Billie revealed before the BRITs that she has quit social media after being swamped by negative comments from nasty trolls.
Speaking while accepting her BRIT Award, an emotional Billie said: “I just wanna say something I was thinking two seconds ago.
“I’ve I’ve felt very hated recently and when I was on the stage and I saw you guys all smiling at me, it genuinely made me want to cry…”
Billie’s voice began to break during the emotional words before she added: “…and I wanna cry right now, so thank you.”
Elsewhere on the night, Lewis Capaldi was awarded the 2020 Song of the Year for his number one single, ‘Someone You Loved’.
Capaldi took to the stage to accept his trophy after beating the likes of Mark Ronson, pal Stormzy, Dave and Sam Smith in his category.
Bottle of Buckfast in hand (as you do), Lewis was quick to debunk the myth that ‘Someone You Loved’ was inspired by his ex-beau, Love Island’s Paige Turley.
“Contrary to belief, a lot of people think this song is about my ex-girlfriend – who you can see every night on Love Island”.
Capaldi went on to reveal the heartfelt ballad is actually written in honour of his late nan.
“I hope to god that ITV doesn’t contact her to be on a reality TV show”, he joked.
“Thanks to my grandma for… dying? I’m sorry!”, he added somewhat tongue in cheek.
He went on to thank everyone for their support saying it had “been the best year of [his] life”.
Check it out:
He’s a funny lad isn’t he?
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