Last night the 2022 BRIT awards winners were revealed, as ballads won big at the first genderless ceremony. Check out the full list of winners here!

At the start of this year, it was announced that the BRIT awards would do away with gendered categories. This raised some concerns around whether there would be a fair representation of women at the awards. It turned out that more women were nominated than at any other time in the last 10 years. Further to that, over two-thirds of award winners were female artists or female-fronted acts.

Last night (8th Feb), the first genderless BRIT awards took place, with ballads dominating over bangers. Instead, Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year awards were dished out.

The ceremony was hosted by comedian, Mo Gilligan, who has not hosted the awards before. Taking place at the O2 Arena, London, the ceremony featured live performances from Little Simz, Ed Sheeran, and Adele. Thanks to TikTok voting, Dua Lipa beat Adele to the best pop/R&B act.

The full list of BRIT awards winners is as follows:

Artist of the Year

Adele – winner
Ed Sheeran
Little Simz
Sam Fender


D-Block Europe
Little Mix
London Grammar
Wolf Alice – winner

BRITs Rising Star

Holly Humberstone – winner
Bree Runway
Lola Young

Song of the Year

A1 & J1 – ‘Latest Trends’
Adele – ‘Easy On Me’ – winner
Anne-Marie/KSI/Digital Farm Animals – ‘Don’t Play’
Becky Hill and David Guetta – ‘Remember’
Central Cee – ‘Obsessed With You’
Dave – ‘Clash (featuring Stormzy)’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Bad Habits’
Elton John and Dua Lipa – ‘Cold Heart’
Glass Animals – ‘Heat Waves’
Joel Corry/Raye/David Guetta – ‘Bed’
KSI – ‘Holiday’
Nathan Evans/220Kid/Billen Ted – ‘Wellerman’
Riton x Nightcrawlers – ‘Friday (featuring Mufasa and Hypeman)’
Tion Wayne and Russ Millions – ‘Body’
Tom Grennan – ‘Little Bit of Love’

Best New Artist

Central Cee
Joy Crookes
Little Simz – winner
Self Esteem

Mastercard Album of the Year

Adele – ’30’ – winner
Dave – ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’
Ed Sheeran – ‘=’
Little Simz – ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’
Sam Fender – ‘Seventeen Going Under’

Best Rock/Alternative Act

Glass Animals
Sam Fender – winner
Tom Grennan
Wolf Alice

Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act

AJ Tracey
Central Cee
Dave – winner
Little Simz

Best Dance Act

Becky Hill – winner
Calvin Harris
Fred again…
Joel Corry

Best Pop/R&B Act

Dua Lipa – winner
Ed Sheeran
Joy Crookes

International Artist

Billie Eilish – winner
Doja Cat
Lil Nas X
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

International Group

Silk Sonic/Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak – winner
The War On Drugs

International Song of the Year

ATB/Topic/A75 – ‘Your Love’
Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
Ckay – ‘Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)’
Doja Cat – ‘Kiss Me More (featuring Sza)’
Galantis/Guetta/Little Mix – ‘Heartbreak Anthem’
Jonasu – ‘Black Magic’
Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – ‘Stay’
Lil Nas X – ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’
Lil Tjay & 6lack – ‘Calling My Phone’
Måneskin – ‘I Wanna Be You Slave’
Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Good 4 U’ – winner
Polo G – ‘Rapstar’
Tiësto – ‘The Business’
The Weeknd – ‘Save Your Tears’

Songwriter of the Year

Ed Sheeran – winner

Producer of the Year 

Inflo – winner