David Bowie leads BRIT Awards 2017

Blackstar

David Bowie was posthumously awarded British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album of the Year for Blackstar at the BRIT Awards.

Taking place at London’s O2 Arena last night (22 February), the event celebrated the passing of the artist who passed away in January 2016.

Rag’N’Bone Man, currently number one in the album charts, topped off what has been abig few months since winning the Critics’ Choice Award as well the British Breakthrough Act.

This is the first time the same artist has won both Critics’ Choice and British Breakthrough Act in the same year.

While grime artists Skepta and Stormzy were both nominated for awards, neither managed to pick up a gong instead performing on the night, the latter guesting with Ed Sheeran

The full list of winners is:

British Female Artist – Emeli Sandé (Presented by David Tennant)

British Group – The 1975 (presented by Romesh Ranganathan and Maisie Williams)

British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie (presented by Zane Lowe – accepted by Michael C Hall)

British Breakthrough Act (Top 5 selected by Voting Academy. Winner identified by public vote promoted by brits.co.uk and BBC Radio 1) – Rag’n’Bone Man (presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora)

BRITs Global Success Award – Adele (Presented by Jonathan Ross and Naomi Campbell)

British Single – Little Mix – ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ (presented by Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby)

International Male Solo Artist – Drake (Presented by Clara Amfo, Alice Levine and Laura Jackson)

International Female Solo Artist – Beyoncé (Presented by Clara Amfo, Alice Levine and Laura Jackson)

International Group – A Tribe Called Quest (Presented by Clara Amfo, Alice Levine and Laura Jackson)

British Artist Video Award (Live Vote by) – One Direction – History (Presented by Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger)

Mastercard British Album of The Year – David Bowie – Blackstar (presented by Noel Gallagher – accepted by Duncan Jones)

Announced in December 2016: Critics’ Choice – Rag’n’Bone Man

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