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.
— BluuR [4.8k] (@BluuR_YT) February 22, 2017
“Can’t believe this”
“I know right, how has RagNBone Man won Best British Breakthrough Act at the Brits over Stormzy or Skepta” pic.twitter.com/uMdj0WoT0T
— Copa90 (@Copa90) February 22, 2017
— barbie girl. (@adebongaa_ox) February 22, 2017
— The FADER (@thefader) February 22, 2017
Skepta or stormzy didn’t win British breakthrough????? pic.twitter.com/ZVrzA2Gyjv
— Jeb (@jebjagne) February 22, 2017
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.
Skepta for Best British 'Breakthrough' though… pic.twitter.com/uiX48je7yZ
— Courtney (@BuckTheWorld) January 14, 2017