Dua Lipa and Stormzy were the big winners at the 2018 BRIT Awards.

The ceremony was held at the O2 Arena and was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.

Nominees and guests at the ceremony in London are following the lead set at the Grammys by wearing white rose pins to show support for the movement launched in the wake of the entertainment industry’s sexual assault scandal.

The white rose move comes days after attendees at the Baftas swapped their usual colourful gowns for black dresses to acknowledge the initiative.

Prior to the awards it was announced that Ariana Grande had been forced to pull out of performing a tribute to the Manchester Arena attack victims during the awards after doctors advised her not to fly.

The show kicked off with a performance from US superstar Justin Timberlake, who performed Midnight Summer Jam and Say Something with Chris Stapleton from his latest album Man Of The Woods.

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and Aussie superstar Kylie Minogue were up frist to present the award for British Female Solo Artist, which went to Dua Lipa, who is the most nominated artist this year.

The second performance of the night came from homegrown talent Rag N Bone Man who teamed up with 2018 BRITs Critics Choice winner Jorja Smith for a breathtaking performance of his smash hit Skin.

Pop sensations Little Mix were on hand to present the award for British Male Solo Artist, which this year went to Stormzy.

Marcella star Anna Friel and Damian Lewis presented the award for International Group, which went to Foo Fighters.

The third performance of the night came from Dua Lipa, who performed her number 1 smash New Rules.

Global superstar Ed Sheeran then took to the stage for a heartwarming performance of Supermarket Flowers.

2017 BRIT hosts Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis presented the award for British Single, which went to Rag N Bone Man’s Human, before footballer Harry Kane joined forces with Havana hitmaker Camila Cabello to present the award for International Male Solo Artist, which went to Kendrick Lamar.

Rock legends Foo Fighters then took the stage with a performance of The Sky Is A Neighbourhood

Radio 1 DJs Alice Levine and Clara Amfo presented the award for British Breakthrough Act, which went to Dua Lipa, before British singer Ellie Goulding and Adwoa Aboah presented the award for International Female Solo Arist, which went to Lorde.

Take That frontman Gary Barlow took to the stage for a heartfelt tribute to the victims of the 2017 Manchester Bombing, before Liam Gallagher took to the stage with the Oasis classic Live Forever.

Luke Evans and Hailee Baldwin presented the award for British Group, which went to Gorillaz, before global superstar Sam Smith took the stage to perform his number 1 smash Too Good At Goodbyes.

Sir Elton John then introduced the global success award which went to Ed Sheeran, who was presented his award by rock royalty Ronnie Wood.

Kendrick Lamar was joined by Rich The Kid for a smashing (literally) performance of New Freezer.

The Voice UK coaches Jennifer Hudson, Olly Murs and Sir Tom Jones then presented the award for British Artist Video Of The Year, which went to Harry Styles for his debut solo single Sign Of The Times.

British siren Rita Ora then took the stage for a medley of her recent hits Your Song, Anywhere and Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack hit For You, which saw her joined by Liam Payne.

The Mastercard British Album Of The Year was presented by Nile Rodgers and was won by Stormzy for his debut album Gang Signs & Prayers.

Stormzy then closed the show with a hit-filled performance, which included Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2 and Big For Your Boots

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Inspired by artists such as Kenny Chesney and having opened for Thomas Rhett, Cole Bradley has always had a passion and affinity for country music, and now, thanks to releases such as his new single “Happy Hour”, he’s well on his way to being a real star of the genre in his own right. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Cole to talk song-writing, dream shows, and his ambitions for the next six months and beyond.

follow url TITL: First of all, who exactly is Cole Bradley?

Cole Bradley: Great place to start! I am a country singer-songwriter from Calgary, Canada, who currently lives in Nashville, TN. I love to have a good time, live everyday like it’s my last and put out music that hopefully people can connect with.

binäre optionen mit signalen TITL: When did you first realise you wanted to make music a career?

CB: I’ve always loved performing and songwriting but the moment I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in country music was when I was twelve years old. It was when I heard my first Kenny Chesney record and I was mesmerized by the way Kenny was able to make people feel through his songs. From that moment on, I wanted to be like Kenny and create music that everyday people could relate to.

enter site TITL: Which three artists or bands would you say you’ve been and are most influenced/inspired by?

CB: Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and Darius Rucker would have to be the top three country artists that inspire me. The reason being is that their songs tell the best stories. Their music makes people feel something!

follow TITL: What impact do they have on the music you make?

CB: Obviously, Kenny’s beach influence has impacted me in my song writing but ultimately, these three artists make me want to write better songs and push myself to new heights. In my opinion, Brooks, Chesney, and Rucker set the bar when it comes to releasing new and interesting songs, so my hope is that one day I can be on their level.

follow TITL: Where or how do you most often find inspiration for your songs?

CB: My best inspiration comes from real life experiences. I need to live my songs! If I can “live” and experience different things every day, that’s where I’ll find inspiration and that creates the best songs.

click here TITL: Tell me a little about your new single “Happy Hour.” Where did the idea for the track come from?

CB: The idea came from my first year of university in Canada. Every Thursday night my friends and I would huddle into my dorm room and we would play a game called “Power Hour” where each of us would do a shot of beer each minute for 60 minutes straight. We had a ton of fun to say the least! In the end, the song is all about just enjoy a few drinks with your best pals and getting into some fun afterwards!

click TITL: Are there any tour dates/performances coming up?

CB: You bet! We have some shows planned for CMA Fest in Nashville this weekend. After that we have some real fun shows planned in Western Canada over the course of the summer as well as a few US dates that haven’t been announced just yet.


https://www.cedarforestloghomes.com/enupikos/9553 TITL: You’ve already opened shows for a number of country stars including Thomas Rhett, but if you could share a stage with three other bands or artists, living or dead, who would you pick and where would you play?

CB: Obviously, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks would have to be at the top of that list as they are my heroes! From the past, if I was a sixties kid I would want to hang with The Beatles – “Penny Lane” was one of the first songs I ever listened to and probably inspired my love for singing. Is there any band more legendary than them?

web para conocer gente de otros paises TITL: What has been the nicest thing someone has so far written or said about you, and what would be the ultimate compliment someone could give you?

CB: Wow, great question! I think some of the best compliments I have received are from people who have been following my career from the very start. Just to hear those people say that “you get better every time I hear you” or  “you’ve grown as an artist” is such an affirmation that I’m on track. The ultimate compliment someone could give me is that my songs helped them in a tough time or that one of my songs made them think of a special memory. For me, if someone tells me that they relate to my music and connect with it – that’s the ultimate compliment in my books.

get link TITL: Given that bands and artists today all but HAVE to be on social media, how do you feel about the power the likes of Twitter and other sites can and do have in terms of helping an artist grow their fan-base and keep themselves current? Do you think there’s such a thing as too much of a social media presence?

CB: Social media is a great platform for artists. It has never been easier to build a brand, release new music and build an audience. Social media engagement is huge in helping an artist grow their fan-base. If you can master the art of having great communication with your fans – I believe you will find success. It’s hard to say if there is such thing as “too much of a presence” but I believe if you have quality content and your personality shines through then I think you are doing the right thing.

TITL: Finally then, what does the rest of the year in store for you and where would you like to see yourself five years from now? What do you want to tick off your bucket list?

CB: For the rest of the year, my plan is to keep building my audience, touring in new markets and improving my craft. I think if I can keep improving on my live show, songwriting and in the studio as well as making new fans then I’ll be very happy. My main goal is to able to share my music with as many people as possible and if I can have a career in the next five years where I am still making a living playing music – then that’s a huge win in my books!

Check out Cole Bradley’s latest track “Happy Hour” below and for more information on him and his music, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.


Emmerdale has cast the soap’s first transgender character as Moira Dingle will recognise an intruder at Butler’s Farm as her daughter Hannah Barton – who has since become Matty.

Thinking that the farm has been broken into, Cain punches and knocks out Matty Barton mistaking him for an intruder. However, when Moira arrives she instantly recognises him as her daughter Hannah.

Matty will be played by Ash Palmisciano who has already begun filming with the show. Ash who has previously appeared in ‘Boy Meets Girl’ and ‘Mum’ will appear on screen at the end of the month.

“Matty is a man trying to shake off his past and find acceptance in the present,” says Emmerdale producer Kate Brookes. “His story is full of emotion, humour and ultimately hope as he settles back into rural village life, reconnecting with old friends and forging new relationships along the way.

“The character certainly knows how to make an impact: cheeky, effervescent, quick-witted and headstrong, and it’s not long before he’s charmed his way into the affections of all those who meet him.”

Speaking about his new role, Palmisciano says: “I’m very excited to be joining the very welcoming Emmerdale family. From nervous auditions to now working alongside the team daily has been truly amazing. Matty’s a groundbreaking character to play and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for him.”

Previously played by Grace Cassidy between 2009 and 2012, Matty left the village for a fresh start in London.