The 2017 edition of the BRIT Awards was held February 22 in London at the O2 Arena. Billed the biggest night in British music, the BRITS honour the best in music – British and International.
The night of music begins with a performance by Little Mix.
The First award of the night was for Best British Female Solo Artist went to Emile Sande. This is her fourth BRIT Award and second Female artist award.
Award winning entertianer Bruno Mars performs.
The award for Best British Group went to The 1975.
The award for Best Britsh Male Solo Artist went to David Bowie! Michael C. Hall accepted the award for the posthumous presentation.
Emile Sande performs.
The award for British Breakthrough Act went to the BRITs Critics Choice Award winner Rag’N’Bone Man – Rory Graham.
British Group award winners The 1975 perform.
On Christmas Day last year the world lost music legend George Michael. After an In Memorium segment, former band mate Andrew Ridgley and Wham members spoke on their fallen friend with some very emotional memories. Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin performs “A Different Corner” and George himself joins in on the performance via video.
The award for British Single went to Little Mix for “Shout Out to My Ex”. This is the girls first BRIT Award.
Katy Perry performs with a little help rom giant boxes and skeletons.
The Global Success Award went to Adele. Her album “25” was the top selling album for two year and she won five Grammy Awards earlier this month. Unable to attend the awards ceremony, Adele sent her acceptance speech via a video.
Rap artist Scepta performs ad kept the censor busy.
The award for Best International Male Solo Artist went to Canadian artist Drake. Unable to attend, Drake sent his thanks via video.
The award for Best International Female Solo Artist went to Beyonce and the award for Best International Group went to A Tribe Called Quest.
Coldplay and The Chainsmokers team up for a one time BRITs only performance.
The award for British Artist Video of the Year went to One Direction for “History”.
Ed Sheeran performs a medley of his songs.
The final award of the night was presented by Noah Gallagher for Best British Album of the Year and went to David Bowie for “Blackstar”. Bowie’s son Duncan accepted the award.
Finishing out the evening was 2016 BRITs Icon Award winner and the man who has won the most BRIT Awards of all time – 18 – accompanied by a plethora of girls, Robbie Williams gives a performance with a medley of songs.
photo courtesy of By Frantogian – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36433910
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