Fontaines DC Win 'Internationa...


Fontaines DC Win 'International Group of the Year' At The BRITs

Nessa Dinneen
Nessa Dinneen

01:21 13 Feb 2023

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The lads from Dublin keep going from strength to strength!

Fontaines DC scooped up the award for 'International Group of the Year' at the BRITs which took place in London on Saturday night.

The music awards show acknowledges some of the biggest names in music right now from Beyoncé to Sam Smith.

The post-punk band which formed in the Liberties while the members were studying in BIMM, beat out acts like BLACKPINK, Drake & 21 Savage, First Aid Kit, and Gabriels to win the coveted award.

The guitarist Carlos O'Connell picked up the award on behalf of his bandmates who couldn't be there on the night because they were touring in Australia.

Source: PA


As he accepted the award O'Connell explained that the reason he was not on tour with the band was because his partner, French actress Joséphine de La Baume, is about to give birth to a baby girl.

"My heart is fuller than ever, bringing life into this world and making sure that life is full of joy even though this world is hard and difficult."

The rest of the band gave their thanks via a video link:

"Thanks for voting us Best International Group. We sent our best man Carlos so we hope he's behaving himself."

Harry Styles was the big winner on the night, winning all 4 BRIT awards that he was nominated for. He used his speech to acknowledge his privilege after getting some flack for his acceptance speech at The Grammys when he made the comment that "stuff like this doesn't happen to people like me very often".

He also created a viral moment by giving thanks to his former One Direction bandmates saying "I wouldn't be here without you".

Beyoncé also did well for herself at the BRITs, taking home Best International Artist and Best International Song for Break My Soul (STILL a bop).

The superstar also appeared via video link to accept her award as she couldn't be there on the night.

Other winners were Becky Hill, Manchester rapper Aitch and indie group Wet Leg.

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