Although you would think, an artist representing a Commonwealth nation such as Drake would qualify for just about every BRIT Awards’ category, rules were put in place limiting him to just one – which of course he won in stride, like all the other rigged competitions this side of the Atlantic.

That isn’t to say, Drake didn’t earn his BRIT Award this year – quite the contrary. He and Ariana Grande walked away with male and female honors in the lone “Solo International” categories on the menu, while Jay-Z and Beyonce were rewarded for their disguised efforts as “The Carters.”

Here’s the list of nominees, and winners as selected by the BRIT Awards’ committee, save for Sam Fender’s hand-picked selection for 2019’s Critics’ Choice award. Elsewhere on the ledger, Jorja Smith walked away with the Solo Female Artist award, covering the great lengths of the United Kingdom. Oddly enough, it was Pink, herself an American, who stole away with one of three dignitary awards, her for “Outstanding Contributions to Music” – read ’em and weep.

British Album of the Year

The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind
Florence The Machine – High As Hope
George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s
Jorja Smith – Lost & Found

British Female Solo Artist

Florence The Machine
Jess Glynne
Jorja Smith
Lily Allen

British Male Solo Artist

Aphex Twin
Craig David
George Ezra
Sam Smith

British Group

The 1975
Arctic Monkeys
Little Mix
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act

Ella Mai
Jorja Smith
Tom Walker

Critics’ Choice

Sam Fender
Lewis Capaldi

British Single

Anne-Marie – “2002”
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
Clean Bandit ft Demi Lovato – “Solo”
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
George Ezra – “Shotgun”
Jess Glynne – “I’ll Be There”
RAMZ – “Barking”
Rudimental – “These Days”
Siagla and Paloma Faith – “Lullaby”
Tom Walker – “Leave A Light On”

British Video

Anne-Marie – “2002”
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
Clean Bandit ft Demi Lovato – “Solo”
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
Jax Jones ft Ina Wroldsen – “Breathe”
Jonas Blue ft Jack & Jack – “Rise”
Liam Payne and Rita Ora – “For You”
Little Mix ft Nicki Minaj – “Woman Like Me”
Rita Ora – “Let Me Love You”
Rudimental – “These Days”

International Male Solo Artist

Kamasi Washington
Shawn Mendes
Travis Scott

International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Christine & The Queens
Janelle Monae

International Group

The Carters
First Aid Kit
Nile Rodgers & Chic
Twenty One Pilots

Brits Global Success Award*

Ed Sheeran

British Producer of the Year*

Calvin Harris

Outstanding Contribution to Music*