Adele smashes The Brit Awards 2016

Adele smashes The Brit Awards 2016

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Adele dominated The Brits last night with 4 wins.

On Wednesday 24th February, the annual Brit Awards took place at London’s O2 Arena. The ceremony was hosted by our beloved Geordies Ant and Dec and featured a star-studded line up of performers, but only one person stole the show- Adele.

The worldwide sensation from Tottenham, North London picked up 4 Brit awards across the night. The singer picked up the awards for Best British Female Solo Artist, Best Album, Best British Single and The Global Success Award. During one of her speeches, Adele couldn’t help but get emotional as she said “To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much” How could we possibly forget you Adele?!

As well as winning the most awards of the night, Adele also closed the show with an absolutely flawless performance of her song “When We Were Young” from her new album 25. They most certainly saved the best until last!

Other performers through the night included: Justin Bieber, who performed a mash-up of Love Yourself and Sorry, where he fluffed up the lyrics to his own song, Little Mix, who have been slammed on Twitter for miming their performance and The Weeknd, who also failed to impress fans on Twitter- Oh dear!

Coldplay opened The Brits this year, but I can only assume they opened the show so it would be easier to forget their performance ever happened and singer Lorde also hit the stage to perform an utterly beautiful tribute to the late David Bowie, followed by an emotional speech from Gary Oldman and Annie Lenox.


Other awards of the night went to James Bay, who picked up Best British Male, Justin Bieber, who picked up Best International Male and One Direction, who won the only fan voted award of the night- Best Video, for the music video to their smash hit Drag Me Down.

For the full list of winners, see below:

British Male Solo Artist
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie xx
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist
Amy Winehouse
Florence and the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group
One Direction
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act
Catfish and the Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

British Single of the Year
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 featuring Demi Lovato – “Up”
Philip George – “Wish You Were Mine”
Years & Years – “King”

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Adele – 25
Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
Florence + the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
James Bay – Chaos and the Calm
Jamie xx – In Colour

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

International Male Solo Artist
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala

Critics’ Choice
Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu

Global Success Award

Laura Fleming
I am a 20 year old aspiring writer from Buckinghamshire, and enjoy writing both fiction and non-fiction. I like to keep myself updated on all the Entertainment news- in particular, TV &+ Film... I am an insanely huge Film and TV fan, and spend half of my natural life catching up on the latest Films and TV programmes... Or, if I'm not going square eyed, I'll have my head buried in a book somewhere!


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