Aside from the fact that both Charli XCX and FKA twigs were nominated for Best Female Solo Artist at last night’s Brit Awards, the similarities end there. Yet this didn’t stop Mastercard, the official sponsors for this year’s awards, confusing the artists on social media.
In a now-deleted post on Twitter, Mastercard announced that a photo of FKA twigs was Charli XCX. Both artists were nominated for Best British Female Solo Artist alongside Mahalia, Freya Ridings, and Mabel, who took home the prize.
Much like the Oscars, and basically every other awards ceremony this year, the Brits nominations were criticised for being dominated by men, with only one British female artist nominated out of the 25 available slots in mixed-gender categories.
The night was punctuated by Billie Eilish, who performed her new Bond theme “No Time to Die” live for the first time, alongside Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr. Dave, who won album of the year for his debut album Psychodrama, also played a rendition of “Black”, where he added in an additional verse calling out Boris Johnson as racist and addressing those affected by Grenfell and Windrush.