On Wednesday I attended the BRIT Awards held in London's iconic O2 Arena.
The night was just as incredible as always, with some of the best names in music taking to the stage.
I really enjoyed each and every performance on the night, overall making it really hard to rank them!
Therefore, rather than ranking them from worst to best, I’m ranking them from the best...to the very best!
8. The 1975
The 1975 are one of the biggest bands in the UK right now. I don’t usually listen to them, however, therefore I didn’t enjoy the performance as much as I could have. With that being said, the visuals and creative of the performance was great.
7. Calvin Harris (featuring Rag'n'Bone Man, Sam Smith and Dua Lipa)
I loved having all four acts on one stage to do a massive performance. The vocals were all brilliant (particularly Rag’n’Bone Man’s), and I loved the visual transition between artists and songs. I think I would have loved this even more if at the end all three singers came together to sing together, I didn’t like the fact we didn’t see them together.
6. Jorja Smith
Jorja Smith’s vocals are in another league. I don’t have much to say about this other than this performance was truly beautiful.
5. George Ezra
Who doesn’t adore George Ezra? The whole performance was feel good, and I really loved the addition of The Hot 8 Brass Band joining George on stage!
4. Jess Glynne (featuring H.E.R.)
This performance was incredible. The message behind it was beautiful and I felt genuinely touched after watching it. The fact that Jess Glynne took off her makeup live on stage may seem like a small gesture to some, but I believe it was truly powerful and one of her best performances ever.
3. Little Mix (featuring Ms Banks)
Little Mix are incredible performers. Their vocals were brilliant as always, and the choreography incredibly impressive. Having the Ms Banks feature was a nice touch as it was something we hadn’t seen yet.
I could sit and watch Little Mix perform all day!
2. Hugh Jackman
I couldn’t think of a better way to open the show. I was sat watching this so shocked and so impressed. Everyone on the stage came together to make one of the best BRITs performances ever (in my opinion). I didn’t want it to end!
P!NK proved to be in a league of her own as she closed the show. The mashup was brilliant, and being joined on stage by Dan from Bastille was an excellent touch. P!NK’s vocals were effortless and she proved why she was so incredibly worthy of the Outstanding Contribution to Music award!
Overall, the whole night was incredible and I can’t wait for next year’s show!
Ariana Grande has just released her latest album, thank u, next. Being the second album released in six months, thank u, next is completely different to Sweetener (which was released back in August last year). Sweetener was full of features and had the typical promo that management want for a new album. Whereas, thank u, next has no features and feels like it has Ariana’s stamp on it much more.
Grande knows what she is doing, which is demonstrated by the fact that thank u, next is hands down her best album to date.
Ariana’s personal growth between Sweetener and thank u, next is astonishing. As a listener you feel like you’ve been on this journey with her and can’t help but feel proud of the woman she has become.
The third song on the album, NASA, explores the feeling of needing space, while ghostin lets the listener into her heartbreaking world of wanting someone else while still in a relationship. needy is another track on this album where Ariana opens up and appears to show her vulnerability, which I really respect.
Although there are some slower songs on thank u, next, there are still plenty of upbeat and empowering tracks. bloodline, bad idea and the new single, break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored are just a handful of the more upbeat tracks on the album that are just as brilliant as the slower songs.
The lyrics throughout thank u, next are incredible, all of which can be relatable to the listener. I love the fact that Ariana hasn’t appeared to hold back at all in this album, making her much more relatable and human to her fans.
There is no stopping Ariana at this point and there is no sign of her slowing down either. If anything, her talent seems to be constantly growing.
thank u, next is brilliant and definitely Grande’s best album yet. If you haven’t listened to it already, I would definitely urge you to give it a listen!
Watch the video for Ariana’s latest single, ‘break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored’ here:
Last year I started a 'Throwback Thursday' series. Every week I would write about some of my favourite songs from the past, and I thought it was about time to bring it back!
Pixie Lott's second single Boys And Girls, released back in 2009, was undeniably great. I remember being 11 years old and listening to this song practically every day. You only have to listen to it once and it ends up stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
Listening to this song 10 years on, it still makes me feel as happy as it did back then. The beat in combination with Lott's beautifully unique voice, Boys And Girls is a song that just oozes fun!