2017 BRIT Awards

2017 BRIT Awards

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On February 22 2017 the 37th annual BRIT Awards was held at the O2 in London. This specific award honors and recognize the British Phonographic Industry and this year the host was Emma Willis. The sought after statute that has changed many times over the years was from the late designer Zaha Hadid.

Included in this start studded ceremony was tributes to George Michael who passed away only two months earlier. Some top performances were also seen and included pre ceremony performances by Rag’n’Bone Man, and Craig David. During the Main show performances included Bruno Mars, Little Mix, Skepta, Katy Perry, Robbie William and Cold Play to name a few.

Category winners:

  • BRITS Icon AWARD – Robbie Williams
  • British Video – One Direction for History
  • BRITS Global Success – went to Adele and presented by Jonathan Ross and Naomi Campbell
  • International female Solo artists – Beyoncé
  • International Male Solo Artist – Drake who sent a video message saying his praise and thanks for the awards after he beaten Bruno Mars and Bon Iver.
  • British single OF the Year Little mix with Shout Out to My Ex
  • MasterCard British Album of the Year – David Bowie for Blackstar posthumous and was accepted by his son Duncan Jones received it from presenter Noel Gallagher.
  • Critics’ Choice Award – Rag’n’Bone Man also beats Anne-Marie as well as Dua Lipa
  • British Breakthrough Act – Rag’n’Bone Man beat other breakthroughs like Stormzy, Skepta, Blossoms and Anne-Marie
  • International Group – A Tribe Called Quest beats nominees Twenty One Pilots, Kings of Leon, Drake and Future and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • British Group – The 1975 took it from nominees like Radiohead, Little Mix, Biffy Clyro and Bastille
  • British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sande beat top performers NAO, Anohni, Lianne La Havas and Ellie Goulding
  • British male solo artist – David Bowie posthumous accepted by Michael C Hall who is the Lazarus actor.

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