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Dua Lipa calls for a “fair” pay raise for UK health workers as she wins the coveted British Album of the Year prize at the Brit Awards in London

5/12/2021 11:15:00 AM

Dua Lipa calls for a “fair” pay raise for UK health workers as she wins the coveted British Album of the Year prize at the Brit Awards in London

The London ceremony drew 4,000 guests, including 2,500 key health workers and their guests who had received tickets in recognition of their efforts during the pandemic.

'Give Boris a message' She dedicated one of her awards to British nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, noting that she had said "there's a massive disparity between gratitude and respect for frontline workers, because it's very good to clap for them, but we need to pay them."

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"So I think what we should do is we should all give a massive, massive round of applause and give Boris (Johnson, the British prime minister) a message that we all support a fair pay rise."The audience, which was packed with key workers after organisers reserved 2,500 seats for them, gave her a standing ovation.

Other winners included Harry Styles, who won best British single for "Watermelon Sugar", and Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, who won best international female and male artist respectively.Coldplay kicked off the show with a performance on the River Thames, and Dua Lipa herself performed live, sporting a Union Jack miniskirt and an upswept hairdo reminiscent of late singer Amy Winehouse. headtopics.com

British rapper Rag'n'Bone Man performed live with the choir from Britain's National Health Service (NHS), while veteran American star Pink joined the performance remotely from the United States."Having people attend this special evening makes me really excited for touring to come," said Rag'n'Bone Man before the ceremony.

The annual event, which normally takes place in February, was postponed for three months because of coronavirus safety and logistical concerns.Audience members neither observed social distancing nor wore face coverings once seated, but needed to produce a negative coronavirus test result.

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