Brits 2017: Skepta and Stormzy lost Best Breakthrough Artist to Rag’n’Bone Man and the internet isn’t happy


Throughout the Brit Awards’ 37 year history there’s been no small amount of upsets. Belle and Sebastian winning Best Newcomer in 1999 three albums into their career. That time Adele swore on air. James Corden. Unfortunately, this year’s biggest disappointment came when both Skepta and Stormzy, two vital artists at the top of their game, lost out to Sussex’s favourite troubadour Rag’n’Bone Man.

Of course, audiences at home soon found an outlet for their frustrations – Twitter. Here are some of our favourite responses. When you’re done, why not check out our review of Rag’n’Bone Man’s Human.

Then again, the very fact that Skepta, who won the Mercury Prize last year, was even up for Best Breakthrough Artist in 2017 suggested something seriously awry.