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Artists represented by CAA, WME, Solo and Paradigm won big at the Brit Awards at the O2 in London on 20 February
By Anna Grace on 21 Feb 2019
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Little Mix as being represented by CAA worldwide. The band are actually represented by John Giddings at Solo Agency outside North America. IQ apologises to Solo for the error.
Artists represented by talent agencies WME Entertainment and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) took home five and six awards, respectively, at last night’s Brit Awards in London.
The O2 Arena (20,000-cap.) on 20 February played host to the British music industry’s biggest awards night. Hugh Jackman opened the show with a rendition from the actor’s hit film The Greatest Showman. Calvin Harris performed a medley featuring Rag’n’Bone Man, Sam Smith and Dua Lipa, with other performances courtesy of Pink, Jorja Smith, the 1975 and Jess Glynne.
CAA was the biggest winner of the night, with six separate artists receiving awards, including the respective best British and international female solo artists, Jorja Smith and Ariana Grande. The agency represents both artists worldwide.
Other triumphant CAA acts were Ed Sheeran, winner of Brits global success award (represented by CAA for UK and rest of world), Dua Lipa for British single (North America), Little Mix for British video (North America) and Sam Fender for Critics’ Choice (worldwide). Solo Agency represents Little Mix outside North America.
CAA were the biggest winners of the night, with six separate artists receiving awards
Acts represented by WME were also successful on the night, with four artists scooping up awards across five categories. Calvin Harris, represented by WME’s David Levy in Europe and Joel Zimmerman worldwide, enjoyed double success on the night. The Scottish DJ won his first-ever Brit Awards, for best British producer and British single, which he shared with Dua Lipa for ‘One Kiss’. Dua Lipa is also represented by WME’s David Levy in Europe.
The agency also has the international male solo artist and British male solo artist on its roster: Drake (worldwide) and George Ezra (North America).
Paradigm agent Marty Diamond saw success with two artists, representing both best British breakthrough act Tom Walker and Brits global success award winner Ed Sheeran in North America.
Primary Talent’s Matt Bates and Paradigm Agency’s Mike Mori make up the team representing double Brit award-winning the 1975, as the band took home British group and Mastercard British album of the year.
See a full breakdown of 2019 Brit Award winners below.
|British Male Solo Artist||George Ezra||13 Artists (UK, RoW); WME (North America)|
|British Female Solo Artist||Jorja Smith||CAA|
|British Group||The 1975||Primary Talent (UK and RoW), Paradigm (North America)|
|British Breakthrough Act||Tom Walker||Coda (UK, RoW), Paradigm (North America)|
|International Group||The Carters||Live Nation|
|International Male Solo Artist||Drake||WME|
|International Female Solo Artist||Ariana Grande||CAA|
|Brits Global Success Award||Ed Sheeran||CAA (UK, RoW), Paradigm (North America)|
|British Artist Video Award||Little Mix ft Nicki Minaj ‘Woman Like Me’||Solo (UK, RoW); CAA (USA)/ ICM (UK, RoW); (Maverick (North America)|
|Best British Producer||Calvin Harris||WME|
|British Single||Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa ‘One Kiss’||WME/ WME (Europe); CAA (North America)|
|Mastercard British Album of The Year||The 1975 A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships||Primary Talent (UK and RoW), Paradigm (North America)|
|Outstanding Contribution to Music||P!nk||Marshall Arts|
|Announced in December 2018 - Critics’ Choice||Sam Fender||CAA|