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Drake, Jorja Smith, The Carters Storm the BRIT Awards - The Color Brief February 21

Drake, Jorja Smith, The Carters Storm the BRIT Awards - The Color Brief February 21

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The 2019 BRIT Awards took place yesterday at London’s O2 Arena.  The esteemed music awards show is the UK’s equivalent to the Grammys.

Newcomer Jorja Smith won British Female Solo Artist, and Drake snagged a trophy for International Male Solo Artist.  But the win that got everyone talking was that of The Carters, the supergroup comprised of Beyoncé and JAY-Z.

The duo won for International Group and accepted the award in a pre-taped segment while standing in front of a portrait of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.  The clip was both a nod to their 2018 video for the single “APESHIT”, which was filmed in Paris’ Louvre Museum, and a recognition of Markle, who’s the first biracial British royal.

You can view the full winners list at Pitchfork.

In other news… 

Showtime has ordered a pilot for the show How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Sh*t).  The series was created by Cassllina Kisakye and will be executive produced by Lena Waithe.

Silver Bear, the forthcoming action film starring Michael B. Jordan, has found its director.  Gerald McMurray will helm the project.  He’s best known for directing The First Purge.

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