LOOK: THE 1975 Wins First BRIT Award For Best British Group!
The 1975 reaches a new career milestone after winning their first-ever BRIT Award this year for Best British Group, beating Biffy Clyro, Radiohead, Little Mix, and Bastille.
Dressed in their sophisticated goth-inspired wardrobes, the Manchester-based quartet have now cemented their place in the UK (and the international scene) as one of today’s hottest bands.
During their acceptance speech, band frontman Matty Healy encouraged everyone to not to “stay in your lane”.
“This is mental. We’ve been a band since we were 13, for 14 years now. And I think the reason why we’re here tonight is ‘cause of our album. The only thing we tried to do with our album was to get back to that place where music made us feel alive.”, Healy stated.
“And I just want to say… people in pop music and in the broader public consciousness are told to stay in your lane… [but] if you have a platform, don’t [stay in your lane].”, he added.
Video Courtesy: BRITs
The band performed their hit “The Sound” onstage later on during the awards show, which left many BRIT Awards viewers baffled and perplexed. Pink title cards with negative statements appeared throughout their set, causing viewers to assume that the show got hacked during the broadcast.
did they actually hack the transmission during the 1975 performance? #BRITs2017— mel (@bluelilacsky) February 22, 2017
Is this apart of #1975 act or has someone hacked the #BRITs— C H A R L O T T E ?? (@CharRJarman) February 22, 2017
Those insulting messages flashing on screen were really part of their performance. The concept was taken from the official music video of “The Sound”, wherein they projected some of the negative reviews the band has received.
True fans who fully understood the band’s performance took to social media to explain that no hacking incident or whatsoever transpired. Some fans even commended this gimmick and found it amazing.
When everyone thinks the Brits were hacked to slag off the 1975 but it's really just The 1975 doing it and slagging off The 1975 #BRITs2017— ?sinéad lyons? (@Sineadlyons3) February 22, 2017
why did people think the 1975 got hacked do people not watch their music videos pic.twitter.com/Y5Lq3KPnpi— abby rose (@Iostspace) February 23, 2017
If you think the Brits where hacked you've obviously not a fan of the 1975??— Rachel (@keaney99) February 22, 2017
Oh my lord people not understanding the 1975 and thinking the brits was hacked?? I'm crying #BRITs2017— ?.Melody.? (@_melody_fisher) February 22, 2017
people think the 1975's brit awards performance got hacked, but alas... pic.twitter.com/P0pX5qs02o— liv (@liv_chandlerr) February 22, 2017
Watch The 1975’s dreamy live performance of “The Sound” during recently concluded BRIT Awards 2017 in the video below!
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