BRIT award winners will receive two trophies this year instead of the customary one, which has been the norm every year. Why? It is all about kindness, and the second smaller trophy is meant for winners to give to someone they cherish as a symbol of admiration.

Speaking about the revelation, designer Es Devlin said: “Yinka and I thought that the best award that one could receive would be agency to award another…Each recipient is invited to award the second trophy to someone they consider worthy – it might be recognition – or it might be someone that does something entirely unrelated to music.”

Yinka Ilori, who also designed the award, said, “The idea came from the experience of lockdown, where your neighbour you’ve lived beside for six years and never say hello to suddenly gave you flowers, foods, acts of kindness. I wanted to capture that…I would describe it as two artists from different disciplines, different inspirations, coming together to design a trophy based around the idea of giving something back – acts of kindness.”

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