This yr’s BRIT Award winners will obtain two trophies for the primary time within the awards present’s historical past.
Famend artists Es Devlin OBE and Yinka Ilori MBE have collaborated on a double-trophy design, with the goal of encouraging the recipient to offer the smaller statuette to somebody particular of their life, reminiscent of an in depth good friend, relative, or colleague.
Chatting with Helen Lamont for the BRIT Awards Present Programme, Devlin defined: “Yinka and I believed that the perfect award that one might obtain can be company to award one other…Every recipient is invited to award the second trophy to somebody they think about worthy – it is likely to be recognition – or it is likely to be somebody that does one thing totally unrelated to music.”
Ilori continued: “The thought got here from the expertise of lockdown, the place your neighbour you have lived beside for six years and by no means say whats up to abruptly gave you flowers, meals, acts of kindness. I wished to seize that…I might describe it as two artists from completely different disciplines, completely different inspirations, coming collectively to design a trophy based mostly across the concept of giving one thing again – acts of kindness.”
The bigger of the 2 is daring in color and impressed by the latter’s Nigerian heritageIlori hailed it as “an explosion of color … a nod to my aesthetic, based mostly round my storytelling theme.”
The miniature trophy, in the meantime, is “engraved with the maze sample that celebrates the paths lots of these working inside the inventive industries have needed to tread with a view to progress by way of this difficult yr.”
The awards will likely be handed out on the ceremony on Could 11 at The O2 enviornment in London.
Final week, it was revealed that the BRITs is ready to be the primary main indoor music occasion to return within the UK with 4,000 friends.
Those that attend is not going to be required to put on face masks as soon as seated and no social distancing will likely be required.
Nevertheless, they should give proof of a destructive lateral circulate coronavirus check, which identifies if somebody with no signs is infectious, earlier than coming into the London venue.
What’s extra, they may even be examined after the present to see if the COVID-secure measures labored and NHS Check and Hint will likely be utilized in case anybody does check constructive.
Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Joel Corry and Younger T & Bugsey lead the nominations this yr.
Olivia Rodrigo, Dua, Arlo, Rising Star-winner Griff and Headie One are billed to carry out on the BRIT Awards with Mastercard.