2016 Brit Awards 

Continuing with award season, we’ve left the US for a moment and headed to Europe for the Brit awards. 

Adele (as she should) owned the night with four awards – the most awards won by a solo artist on the night since 1995. 

The event that took place at London’s O2 Arena was the home to multiple awards, performances and tributes. 

The late David Bowie who died of cancer last month was also featured in an emotional tribute led by Annie Lennox and Bowie’s friend, Gary Oldman. 

“A quintessential visionary” and “the ultimate iconoclast” was what Lennox called Bowie as Oldman accepted the icon award on behalf of the singer and his family. 

“David you were mortal, but your potential was superhuman,” he said, “and your music lives on”.

Bowie’s band then performed a medley of his hits before Lorde joined them to perform, Life on Mars. 

UK pop sensations, One Direction who are currently on hiatus picked up the award for Drag Me Down, their space themed video. 
Canadian singer Justin Bieber, who performed his chart topping singles Love Yourself and Sorry, won best international male.

“Man, I’m shaking right now,” he said as he took the stage, thanking his fans for their support after a couple of years where he appeared to go off the rails.

“Life is a journey,” he said. “Everyone has their ups and downs.”

One Direction, who are officially on hiatus, also picked up best video for the space-themed Drag Me Down.

“We’ve been away for a little while, so it’s been a bit like getting back on a bike tonight,” said member Liam Payne. 

As much as they deserved their award, the band actually stole Asele’s chance of history away from her. If she’d won that category, she’d have won the most Brit awards in a single ceremony. But hey, it’s Adele, there’s 30 still to come! 

Justin Bieber performed his acoustic version of Love Yourself along with Best New Artist winner, James Bay along with a performance of Sorry which contained a hell lot of fire! I was worried for the Biebs! One wrong move, and BAM!

Winning Best International Male, he gave an emotional speech thanking fans for sticking around while he went off the rails for a bit. 

“Man, I’m shaking right now,” he said.

“Life is a journey. Everyone has their ups and downs.”

But it was Adele’s night as she won all the big awards including the Global Success Award. 

Bursting into tears during her acceptance speech, she said, 
“I got really lost for a while and i didn’t know if I’d ever come back,”she said.

“For you all to be so kind to me is so nice.”

Adele also used her time on stage to show complete support for artist Kesha who’s in the middle of a horrible sexual assault case with ex producer, Dr Luke. 

The Queen closed the show with a stellar performance of her new single, When We Were Young, A.K.A. The song I can’t stop listening too – and unlike last week’s Grammy Awards, there was thankfully no technical issues and as always her performance was indentical to the soundtrack. 

Until next year,  let’s just all hail the Queen. Congratulations Adele, you deserve nothing less. 

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