Redditch’s Harry Styles dominated the Brit Awards on Saturday night (February 11) winning all four of the awards he was nominated for.

The biggest names from the world of music, from Stormzy to Sam Smith, descended on London’s O2 Arena for the annual ceremony on Saturday night.

Former One Direction star Styles, aged 29, who was born at Alexandra Hospital, used his speeches to acknowledge his “privilege” and namecheck the female artists who were absent from the best artist category this year.

The event faced a backlash this year, its second with gender-neutral categories, after the best artist list featured only male artists – Central Cee, Fred Again, George Ezra, Stormzy and Styles.

This was despite an increase in female artists or all-women groups across the board.

While on stage, Styles namechecked Charli XCX, Rina Sawayama, Mabel, Florence + The Machine and Becky Hill – all female acts who might have been tapped for the award.

He also thanked his family and his former One Direction bandmates, saying: “I wouldn’t be here without you.”

Claming his fouth and final gong of the night – album of the year, he added: “Thanks for the welcome home…I’m so proud to be a British artist.”

Styles claimed the gongs for album of the year, song of the year for the chart-topping As It Was, artist of the year and best pop/R&B act.