David Bowie Takes Top Honors At 2017 Brit Awards


LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — The late rock star David Bowie had a big night at the Brit Awards, taking, albeit posthumously, the awards for best British male artist and best British album, for his final album, Blackstar.

Bowie's win meant a shut-out Brit awards for much-buzzed-about grime artist Skepta, who was nominated for male solo artist, breakthrough act, and best British album. Rag’n’Bone Man took the prize for breakthrough as well as critics choice.

Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé took the prize for British female artist while The 1975 took top honors for British group.

Adele was recognized with the global achievement award – given to the British artist with the biggest overseas success. The singer, on a break from her world tour, accepted the prize by video.

Standout performances for the evening included Skepta, who performed his hit "Shut Down" and Ed Sheeran, who was joined by South London MC Stormzy for a rendition of Sheeran's "Shape of You."

Held at the O2 in London, the awards were hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis. According to the BBC, an average of 5.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the ceremony on Wednesday night, down slightly from 2016. – Staff writers

The winners of the 2017 Brit Awards


British male solo artist

Craig David
David Bowie – WINNER
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta


British female solo artist

Anohni
Ellie Goulding
Emeli Sandé – WINNER
Lianne La Havas
Nao


British group

The 1975 – WINNER
Bastille
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
Radiohead


British breakthrough act

Anne-Marie
Blossoms
Rag’n’Bone Man – WINNER
Skepta
Stormzy


Brits global success award

Adele – WINNER


Best single

Alan Walker – Faded
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
Coldplay – Hymn For the Weekend
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car
Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex – WINNER
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – Girls Like
Zayn – Pillowtalk


Mastercard British Album

The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep for You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
David Bowie – Blackstar – WINNER
Kano – Made in the Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa


International male solo artist

Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
Drake – WINNER
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd


International female solo artist

Beyoncé – WINNER
Christine and the Queens
Rihanna
Sia
Solange


International group

A Tribe Called Quest – WINNER
Drake & Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Twenty One Pilots


Best British video

Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
Coldplay – Hymn for the Weekend
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
Jonas Blue ft Dakota – Fast Car
Little Mix ft Sean Paul – Hair
One Direction – History – WINNER
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – Girls Like
Zayn – Pillowtalk