News - February 24, 2016

Adele cleans up at the 2016 Brit Awards
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Adele cleans up at the 2016 Brit Awards

Adele was the big winner at tonight's (February 24th) Brit Awards. 

The singer swept the board, taking home four awards in all. She won Best British Album for her mega-seller 25, Best Single for 'Hello', Best British Female and was also given the global success award. Over the course of the night she thanked her management, record label, and, as she received the prize for Best Album, gave special thanks to her partner Simon Konecki. 

Other winners on the night included Coldplay, who won Best British Group, James Bay, who received the award for Best British Male Solo Artist, Catfish and the Bottlemen, who walked away with British Breakthrough Act, and Justin Bieber, who beat The Weeknd to take home Best International Solo Artist. 

Tame Impala also had a good night, winning Best International Group, while Bjork scored the award for Best International Female Solo Artist and Jack Garratt picked up his award for Critic's Choice. As widely predicted, One Direction also came through, winning the award for Best Video for 'Drag Me Down', a gong voted for on social media.

There were performances from Coldplay, who opened the show with 'Hymn For The Weekend', Jess Glynne, who performed a medley of her hit singles, The Weeknd, who offered a bombastic 'The Hills' and Little Mix, who delivered a stellar rendition of 'Black Magic'.

Justin Bieber also treated the audience to two tracks, beginning with a stripped back 'Love Yourself', for which he was joined by James Bay on guitar, followed by a spectacular performance of 'Sorry'. Bay himself stepped up later to perform his hit 'Hold Back The River', before Adele closed the show with 'When We Were Young'. 

There was also a surprise guest in the form of Drake, who showed up to help out Rihanna as she performed her new single 'Work'. 

Perhaps the highlight of the show came when Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman offered up an emotional tribute to David Bowie, who was given a special Icon Award. His career was then celebrated by Lorde, who performed a rendition of his hit 'Life Of Mars' accompanied by his longtime backing band. 


To check out albums from all the winners and performers from tonight's ceremony, click here. 


The full list of winners for the Brit Awards 2016 is as follows:


Best British Male Solo Artist

Aphex Twin

Calvin Harris

James Bay - Winner

Jamie xx

Mark Ronson


Best British Female Solo Artist

Adele - Winner

Amy Winehouse

Florence & The Machine

Jess Glynne

Laura Marling


Best British Group


Coldplay - Winner


One Direction

Years & Years


Best British Breakthrough Act

James Bay

Catrfish And The Bottlemen - Winner

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years


Best British Single

Adele - 'Hello' - Winner

Calvin Harris & Disciples - 'How Deep Is Your Love'

Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - 'Bloodstream'

Ellie Goulding - 'Love Me Like You Do'

James Bay - 'Hold Back The River'

Jess Glynne - 'Hold My Hand'

Little Mix - 'Black Magic'

Olly Murs - 'Up'

Philip George - 'Wish You Were Mine 

Years & Years - 'King'


Best British Album Of The Year

Adele - 25 - Winner

James Bay - Chaos And The Calm

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams

Florence & The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Jamie xx - In Colour 


British Producer Of The Year

Charlie Andrew - Winner

Mark Ronson

Mike Crossey

Tom Dalgety


British Artist Video Of The Year

Adele - 'Hello'

Calvin Harris & Disciples - 'How Deep Is Your Love'

Ed Sheeran - 'Photograph'

Ellie Goulding - 'Love Me Like You Do'

Jessie J - 'Flashlight'

Little Mix - 'Black Magic'

Naughty Boy feat. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin - 'Runnin'

One Direction - 'Drag Me Down' - Winner

Sam Smith - 'Writing's On The Wall'

Years & Years - 'King'


Best International Male Solo Artist


Father John Misty

Kendrick Lamar

Justin Bieber - Winner

The Weeknd


Best International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande

Bjork - Winner

Courtney Barnett

Lana Del Rey

Meghan Trainor 


Best International Group

Alabama Shakes

Eagles Of Death Metal

Major Lazer 

Tame Impala - Winner



Critic's Choice Award

Jack Garrett - Winner


Izzy Bizu 


25 Adele

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