It is with arms laden with three awards that singer Adele leaves the Brit Awards 2022. The ceremony, presented by Mo Gilligan and held in London on Tuesday February 8, then consecrates for the first time non-binary artists . Indeed, this year the categories are not gendered and it is a real evolution. Whether it’s gender equality or just equality, the Brit Awards have broken down gender barriers. The organizers said they wanted to make the show more inclusive, so that everyone is there, without discrimination. The artists were all able to claim their distinctions “solely for their work and their music rather than how they choose to identify themselves or how others may perceive them. »
Adele, an international star who has been missing from the scene in recent years, was rewarded for her fourth solo album, 30. Add to that the award for best song of the year with Easy On Me, as well as one more award in the category of best artist. She is therefore the first singer to win an award regardless of gender. 30, refers to the age of the artist at the time of the conception of the album, while she was going through difficult ordeals to overcome. Indeed, his divorce and the sudden end of his career have left traces in the flesh of the English singer.
Adele, the first non-gendered award in the history of music
“I understand why they changed the name of this award, but I really like being a woman, a female artist, actually,” entrusts Adele to thunderous applause. “I can’t believe a piano ballad won against so many great songs” she continues. Facing the singer, major competitors like A1 & J1, Central Cee or Glass Animals. In any case, if this year the gender categories have been removed from the British Brit Awards, we hope that the other awards will follow in France and abroad. Nowadays, it seems normal to distinguish artists for their talent and not for the gender with which they identify or not. Sam Smith, who considers himself non-binary, did not wish to compete at the Brit Awards 2021, no category corresponding to him. 2022, an open door to tolerance?