Little Mix became the first girl group to win best group at the Brits (Picture: Rex)
Jesy Nelson has sent love to her former Little Mix band mates after they picked up best group at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night.
Singers Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall appeared in person at the awards in the O2 Arena in London.
Little Mix became the first female group ever to win best group and the trio paid tribute to the bands that had come before them including Spice Girls, Girls Aloud and All Saints.
It came six months after Jesy decided to quit the group after nine years for the sake of her mental health.
However the singer still celebrated their massive achievement with a post on Instagram.
Sharing a red carpet photo of her former co-stars holding up their trophy, she added a string of heart emoji at the top of the image with clapping emoji below.
Jesy celebrated Little Mix’s historic win (Picture: Instagram)
Jesy left the group in 2020 to focus on her mental health (Picture: Rex)
On stage, Little Mix said: ‘We have been together 10 years. It’s been the best years of our lives, we have gone through so much. We’ve had so much fun, made so many beautiful memories.
‘We want to start by thanking our incredible fans, of course Jesy and our amazing team.’
Leigh-Anne, pregnant with her first child, also took a moment to speak out about the challenges they have faced as women in the British music industry.
‘We have seen white male dominance, misogyny, sexism and lack of diversity,’ she said.
Leigh-Anne and Perrie posed with their baby bumps on the red carpet (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)
‘We are proud of how we have stuck together, stood our ground and surrounded ourselves with strong women and are now using our voices more than ever.’
Earlier in the night she and Perrie, who is also expecting her first baby, posed on the red carpet cradling their bumps for the first time since announcing their happy news.
On the red carpet Jade gave a shout out to their fans for sticking by them in recent weeks: ‘A massive thank you really for their loyalty. They are the most hardcore, supportive fans in the world and we literally wouldn’t be here tonight if it wasn’t for them.’
Other Brit Awards winners on the night included Dua Lipa, J Hus, Arlo Parks and Billie Eilish.
Brit Awards 2021 winners and nominees
Winner: J Hus
- AJ Tracey
- Headie One
- Joel Corry
Winner: Dua Lipa
- Arlo Parks
- Jessie Ware
- Lianne La Havas
Winner: Little Mix
- Biffy Clyro
- The 1975
- Young T & Bugsey
Winner: Arlo Parks
- Joel Corry
- Young T & Bugsey
British album with Mastercard
Winner: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
- Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams
- Celeste – Not Your Muse
- J Hus – Big Conspiracy
- Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?
Winner: Billie Eilish
- Ariana Grande
- Cardi B
- Miley Cyrus
- Taylor Swift
Winner: The Weeknd
- Bruce Springsteen
- Burna Boy
- Childish Gambino
- Tame Impala
- Fontaines D.C.
- Foo Fighters
- Run The Jewels
British single with Mastercard
Winner: Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
- Rain – AJ Tracey and Aitch ft Tay Keith.
- Don’t Need Love – 220 Kid and Gracey
- Physical – Dua Lipa
- Head & Heart – Joel Corry ft. MNEK
- Ain’t It Different – Headie One ft AJ Tracey and Stormzy
- Lighter – Nathan Dawe ft KSI
- Secrets – Regard and Raye
- Rover – S1mba feat DTG
- Don’t Rush – Young T & Bugsey ft Headie One
Winner: Taylor Swift
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