RAYE makes history as first artist to take home six BRIT Awards in one year

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RAYE has made history by taking home a whopping six BRIT Awards at this year’s ceremony on Saturday (March 2).

The previous record was held by Harry Styles, Adele and Blur — all winning four Brit awards in a year.

This year’s BRIT Awards also saw 70% of winning acts identify as female or non-binary marking a significant charge after years of criticism around male bias at the awards.

RAYE’s record-breaking BRITS haul includes gongs for Best Album, Best Artist, Best Song and new category Best R&B Act — as well as other big wins.

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The 26-year-old London-based artist has spent the past three years publicly criticising major label Polydor for previously withholding her debut album release.

Collecting the Album of The Year Award for her debut ‘My 21st Century Blues’, RAYE brought her grandmother on stage. The singer’s former headteacher from the BRIT school, Stuart Worden, announced the award.

RAYE shared in her acceptance speech: “I’m so proud of this album, I’m in love with music – all I ever wanted to be was an artist.”

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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