The BRIT Awards, Britain’s biggest pop music award ceremony, has blown everyone away once again. Adele came away as the talk of the show, winning four awards including the Global Success Award and Best British Female, where she publicly voiced her support for Kesha. If it wasn’t for One Direction‘s music video win, Adele could have become the most awarded artist in a single Brit Awards ceremony.
Above: Adele Wins Global Success Award
Performing their single Hymn For The Weekend, the ceremony was opened by Coldplay, who later went on to win best British group, making them the most successful band in the award’s history.
Rihanna soon came out performing two tracks from her latest album ANTI. She first performed Consideration with the help of the wonderful SZA, before smoothly transitioning to her newest single Work, during which the track’s featured guest, Drake, graced the stage to make this one steamy performance echoing their recent music video.
The BRIT Awards also gave special tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Bowie’s band delivered a gorgeous medley of some of his most famous tunes, including Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel, Let’s Dance, Ziggy Stardust, Under Pressure and Heroes before Lorde took to the stage for a stunning and emotional performance of Life on Mars, in a tribute far more beautiful and real than Lady Gaga’s clunky tribute at the Grammys. Later on, the Icon Award was awarded to the man himself.
The international awards showcased talent from all around the world, with Justin Bieber and Icelandic singer Björk taking the solo awards and Perth Psych-Rock band Tame Impala taking their first Brit award for international group.
Favourite moment tonight….freakin @tameimpala winning best international act!!!
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) February 24, 2016
Watch the whole ceremony in it’s entirety here.
Full List of Winners for the night included:
British Male: James Bay
British Female: Adele
British Group: Coldplay
British Breakthrough: Catfish and the Bottlemen
British Producer: Charlie Andrew
British Single: Adele
British Album: Adele
British Video: One Direction
International Male: Justin Bieber
International Female: Björk
International Group: Tame Impala
Critics Choice: Jack Garratt
Global Success: Adele
Image: The Brit Awards/YouTube