7 things that you need to know happened at the BRIT Awards

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1. Shawn Mendes reacts to thirsty fan tweets

At his first ever BRIT awards, Shawn Mendes read some thirsty tweets about his Calvin Klein underwear photos on the red carpet, and things got heated. His response? Apparently these ones were more tame than others he has seen online.

2. Hugh Jackman opens the show

While the awards show is a celebration of British music, our very own Hugh Jackman kicked off the night with a performance of The Greatest Show from everyone’s favourite musical The Greatest Showman. Complete with back-up performers and aerial silk dancers, the Broadway-style opening number had everyone on their feet.

3. Meghan Markle makes a ‘cameo’ appearance

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z accepted their award for best international group via video, a regal painting of the Duchess of Sussex was on display behind them. The scene was a recreation from their Apeshit music video, with Meghan in place of the ‘Mona Lisa’.

4. Little Mix's killer choreography

Wearing hot pink leather outfits and matching boots, the group performed their single Woman Like Me, with many fans believing they were miming the performance. The song also won the award for best music video.

5. Calvin Harris’s show-stopping medley

The superstar musician, who also won his first two BRIT awards for British producer and British single, performed a medley of his recent hits alongside Rag’n'Bone Man, Sam Smith and Dua Lipa. Model Winnie Harlow made a special performance, and both Sam Smith and Dua Lipa showed off their dancing skills.

6. Jess Glynne’s empowering performance

Joined by singer singer H.E.R., Jess Glynne performed her inspirational song Thursday while completely removing her makeup live on stage. Fans online loved the powerful performance, calling it ‘inclusivity at its finest’.

7. Pink closes the show

Pink performed a medley of her recent hit songs, including her new single Walk Me Home, all while descending from the ceiling and dancing through fire and rain. She was also the first non-Brit to be presented with the outstanding achievement award for her 20 years in the music industry.

Image: Getty / Samir Hussein / WireImage

Written By Lachlan Guertin

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