Olly Alexander and Elton John Sexed Up ‘It’s a Sin’ at the Brit Awards

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Vulture 11 May, 2021 - 04:49pm 9 views

Who is Olly Alexander?

Oliver Alexander Thornton (born 15 July 1990) is a British musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and LGBTQ advocate. His music is released under the name Years & Years. wikipedia.orgOlly Alexander

Adam Lambert & Olly Alexander Bring Their Cool Style to Brit Awards 2021!

Just Jared 12 May, 2021 - 02:20am

Adam Lambert and Olly Alexander both have very fun senses of style and they put their fashion-forward outfits on display at the 2021 Brit Awards!

The two singers met up on the red carpet at the event on Tuesday (May 11) at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Olly, who recently starred in the critically acclaimed HBO Max It’s a Sin, and his band Years & Years will be performing during the show with Elton John. If you didn’t know, Elton was a vocal supporter of the series and personally called up the cast to compliment their performances.

Adam presented the award for Best British Group alongside Olly Murs during the show.

Boy George also was on the red carpet and he just had dinner with Adam and his boyfriend a couple of weeks ago!

Pose actor Billy Porter also appeared on the red carpet. Check out photos in the gallery!

FYI: Adam is wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Olly is wearing Gucci. Billy is wearing a ThreeASFOUR look, an Oscar de la Renta bag, and Rick Owens boots.

BRITs 2021: Elton John and Years & Years team up for spectacular 'It's A Sin' cover

NME 11 May, 2021 - 03:42pm

Elton John and Years & Years‘ Olly Alexander teamed up for a cover of Pet Shop Boys‘ ‘It’s A Sin’ at the BRIT Awards 2021 tonight (May 11).

After teasing the live collaboration on social media yesterday (May 10), the pair took to The O2 Arena stage for a spectacular performance of the 1987 single – which inspired the title of Russell T Davies’ recent drama, starring Alexander.

A studio version of the joint cover – produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, Scissor Sisters) alongside the Pet Shop Boys – is now available to stream/download here, with proceeds going towards the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

"By fighting together, we’ve changed the world." David Furnish introduces 'It's A Sin' 🌟 #BRITs pic.twitter.com/dstLWTKn6i

— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) May 11, 2021

The incredible @eltonofficial and @yearsandyears perform their brand new charity single 'It's A Sin' in support of Elton John AIDS Foundation 🌟 #BRITs

You can download the track now: https://t.co/1llrPerdNW pic.twitter.com/9bOMYBuwqV

— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) May 11, 2021

Introducing the collaborative BRITs performance this evening, Elton John’s husband David Furnish compared the reaction to the coronavirus pandemic to that of the AIDs outbreak – which he said was met with “silence” in 1981.

“People with HIV and AIDs were treated with ignorance, fear, shame and stigma,” Furnish added. “That silence allowed AIDs to grow into the greatest disease affecting our planet. But we fought back.”

Airing on Channel 4 earlier this year, the five-part It’s A Sin shone a light on the AIDS crisis of the early 1980s. Alexander portrayed Ritchie Tozer alongside a cast including Keeley Hawes (Valerie Tozer), Callum Scott Howells (Colin Morris-Jones) and Lydia West (Jill Baxter).

Hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, this year’s BRIT Awards ceremony opened with Coldplay performing their new single ‘Higher Power’ from a pontoon on the River ThamesDua LipaArlo ParksHeadie One and more also took to the stage at The O2 Arena throughout the evening.

Winners included Haim (International Group), Arlo Parks (Breakthrough Artist), Dua Lipa (Female Solo Artist, Mastercard Album Of The Year) and J Hus (Male Solo Artist).

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