Brit Awards 2021: Dua Lipa stuns on red carpet as she leads celebs arriving

Dua Lipa has led the celebrities stunning on the red carpet as the Brits 2021 kicks off.

The Don’t Stop Now hitmaker has been spotted rocking an eye-catching gown with stockings, as she styled a beehive hair-do and posed away on the red carpet.

Dua, who’s seen huge success with her album Future Nostalgia this year, gave the cameras a smile and a pout as she arrived at the star-studded event.

She’s set to perform, and has also been nominated in three categories – female solo artist, British single, and Mastercard album.

Also spotted on the red carpet so far have been the likes of AJ Tracey, Maya Jama, AJ Odudu, Griff, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Maya has been pictured rocking a chic little black dress, while Griff looks stunning as she dons a bold headpiece, paired with an ethereal gown.

Billy Porter, meanwhile, has served a gorgeous look, in a lacy black dress and platform boots.

Women have dominated the nominations at this year’s event – and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa, Celeste, AJ Tracey, Young T & Bugsey, Joel Corry and Headie One lead the nominations with three nods a-piece.

J Hus, Bicep and Jessie Ware follow with two, while artists including Little Mix, Lianne La Havas, The 1975 and Yungblud are also up for awards.

In the international sections, BTS, Childish Gambino, Billie Eilish and Haim are up for honours, while Taylor Swift will receive the global icon award.

Griff has already won the rising star award, beating Rina Sawayama and Pa Salieu. 

The 20-year-old was named the winner of the rising star after being nominated alongside Rina Sawayama and Pa Salieu, and as of 2020, when Celeste won, the winners are given a performance slot at the awards. 

Black Hole hitmaker Griff is set to perform, as is Driver’s License hitmaker Olivia, who’s making her debut UK performance.

This year’s show promises to have all the amazing performers and must-see moments of years past, albeit with a slightly smaller audience in the venue on the night.

The awards show usually takes place in February at London’s O2 Arena, but has been pushed back to May due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the crowd will be 2,500 key workers who will have been able to get their hands on tickets via a ballot as a thank you for their work on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Check out some of the other stars who have rocked the Brits red carpet:

Brit Awards nominations 2021

Male solo artist

AJ Tracey

Headie One

J Hus

Joel Corry


Female solo artist

Arlo Parks


Dua Lipa

Jessie Ware

Lianne La Havas

British single

220 Kid (feat GRACEY) – Don’t Need Love

Aitch and AJ Tracey (feat Tay Keith) – Rain 

Dua Lipa – Physical

Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar

Headie One (feat AJ Tracey and Stormzy) – Ain’t It Different

Joel Corry (feat MNEK) Head and Heart

Nathan Dawe (feat KSI) – Lighter

Regard and Raye – Secrets

S1MBA (feat DTG) – Rover

Young T and Bugsey (feat Headie One) – Don’t Rush

British group


Biffy Clyro

Little Mix

The 1975

Young T & Bugsey 

Breakthrough artist

Arlo Parks



Joel Corry

Young T & Bugsey 

International group


Fontaines DC

Foo Fighters


Run the Jewels

International female solo artist

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Cardi B

Miley Cyrus

Taylor Swift

International male solo artist

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy

Childish Gambino

Tame Impala

The Weeknd

Mastercard album

Arlo Parks- Collapsed in Sunbeams

Celeste – Not Your Muse

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

J Hus – Big Conspiracy

Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?

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