The Brit Awards 2016: Roundup of the Night

It’s that time of year again, time to dust off and roll out the red carpet, gather together the awards an watch the best British and International talents drink and be merry. Yes its’s back again!

February, 24th saw the return of the annual Brit Awards to our screens, one of the biggest events in the musical calendar, honoring the best and international talents of the past year.

And what a year it has been! 2015 saw the return of sensational singer Adele (again) with her new album 25 which proved to be one of the most popular albums of the year,  The return of the legendary Craig David to the music scene with a brand new look and sound, a more grown up Justin Bieber  emerge with probably his most decent music to date and the breakup of “one of the biggest boybands in the world”.

The event was again  hosted by the little and large of the north Ant and Dec for the second consecutive time and consisted the typical tricks and banter the duo have become renown for over the course of their long spanning career.

One thing the event was also not short of was star studded  performances- an element of the show that seems to get better as the years go on. This years evening saw top performances across the night by some of the biggest names in both the British and International music scene.  

The evening was kicked off in style by the chart topping band Coldplay with an amazing and colourful montage of songs from their latest album A Head Full Of Dreams. The Coldplay colour-fest was swifly followed by stella performance from North East girl band Little Mix who also sang a montage of hits including Hair and Black Magic. Later in the evening singer-songwriter and former critics choice award winner James Bay took to the stage for a beautiful acoustic performance while Jess Glynne brought the house down with an amazing display of her vocal range.

The evening was brought to a close by performances by a more mature Justin Bieber who for once put on a decent show that didn’t involve a diva like tantrum while chart super star Rihanna delighted audience members and viewers with a trip through her ever growing back-catalogue of hits all before our very own success story Adele who came out on top this year scooping an outstanding four awards- one of which was presented by astronaut Tim Peake live from the International Space Station-took to the stage to raise the roof in a grand finale

For the first time the event not only honored the best musical talents and new upcoming artists with the Critics Choice Award but also gave an honor for the Best Producer Of The Year, which undoubtedly went to the Fantastic Mr Mark Ronson. The night  also included a  subtle but moving musical tribute to the late David Bowie who passed away earlier this year from cancer. The tribute took the form of an orchestra playing their way through his amazing back catalogue of hits old and new while a screen showed highlights of his career all before Australian singer Lorde took to the stage to cover one of his biggest songs; A Life On Mars- recieving a standing ovation from audience members

All in all it was a good night for the world of music with some outstanding performances across the board and some  very deserved hard working  winners;

Mastercard British Album Of The Year


WINNER: Adele, 25 
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Florence & the Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay, Chaos & the Calm
Jamie XX, In Colou

Artist Video Of The Year 

WINNER: One Direction, “Drag Me Down” 
Adele, “Hello”
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
Jessie J, “Flashlight”
Little Mix, “Black Magic”
Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, “Runnin (Lose It All)”
Sam Smith, “Writing’s on the Wall”
Years & Years, “King

International Female Artist Of The Year 

Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

British Breakthrough Act 

WINNER: Catfish & the Bottlemen 
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

International Male Solo Artists

WINNER: Justin Bieber
Father John Misty
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

British Group 

WINNER: Coldplay
One Direction
Years & Years

British Single 

WINNER: Adele, “Hello” 
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 ft. Demi Lovato, “Up”
Philip George, “Wish You Were Mine”
Years & Years, “King”

British Female Solo Artist

Amy Winehouse
Florence & the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Male Solo Artist

WINNER: James Bay
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
Jamie XX
Mark Ronson

International Group 

WINNER: Tame Impala
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer

Critics Choice Award

WINNER: Jack Garratt 
Izzy Bizu

British Producer Of The Year

WINNER: Mark Ronson
Charlie Andrew 
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

Global Success Award 

WINNER: Adele 




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