BERLIN (VIP NEWS) — At the 21st German ECHO award show Thursday night in Berlin, UK singer Adele, who did not attend the award show, was honored with two ECHO awards in the best international Rock/Pop artist and for album of the year for 21.
Further international acts that were awarded but were not present in Berlin were Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Michael Bublé.
Over 2,000 guests celebrated the winners in 27 categories at the sold out Berlin fair ground. The three-hour long show was watched by 2.58 million people (down from 2011's 3.51 million) live on the German ARD TV program.
The 21st German ECHO Awards were a demonstration of domestic repertoire. Rock-veteran Udo Lindenberg, the Heavy Metal group Rammstein and female singer Ina Müller each received two ECHO awards.
Wolfgang Niedecken, lead singer of the Cologne-based rock band BAP, got the Lifetime Achievement Award. Niedecken recovered from a stroke suffered at the end of last year and is planning to go on tour again.
Among the international acts, who performed live on stage were Lana Del Rey, Sean Paul, Taio Cruz & Olly Murs, Christina Perri & Jason Mraz, and Katy Perry, performing her new hit "Part of Me." The German hard-rock band Rammstein hit the stage with Marilyn Manson to perform his world-wide hit "The Beautiful People" for the first time live on stage.
According to Billboard