The new category replaced the separate best female and best male artist categories from previous Brits ward shows. It is unclear what caused the Brits to change the name of the award category and a representative did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Adele took home the awards for best artist, album and song of the year.
“I understand why the name of this award has changed but I really love being a woman and being a female artist. I do!” Adele said while accepting the award.
“I’m really proud of us, I really, really am,” she added.