BRIT Awards 2016
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For the pop fans across the UK, it doesn’t get much bigger than the BRITs. This year’s ceremony took place on 24th February, and featured performances from Rihanna and Justin Bieber, plus a moving Bowie tribute from Lorde. Adele was the big winner on the night, walking away with four awards, while last year’s Critics’ Choice James Bay won British Male and Aussie psych-rockers Tame Impala took home the title of International Group. See the winners below.
Adele scooped the most prestigious award of the evening for her third album, 25, which has sold in excess of 15 million copies worldwide.
Despite the fact that electronic music dominated this year’s Best British Male category, the BRITs panel gave the prize to last year's Critics' Choice winner James Bay.
Adele fought off competition from newcomer Jess Glynne, industry veterans Laura Marling and Florence Welch, plus Amy Winehouse, who received her second posthumous BRITs nod.
Coldplay picked up their fourth BRIT for British Group, becoming the most successful band in BRITs history in the process.
Jess Glynne might have sold the most albums of all this year’s British Breakthrough contenders, but Welsh indie-rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen emerged victorious.
Following in the footsteps of Adele, Emeli Sandé and Sam Smith, Jack Garratt has been singled out by the BRITs committee as the UK’s most promising emerging talent.
With no obvious frontrunner, this year’s International Group category was extremely hard to call. We were delighted to see Best of 2015 alumni Tame Impala walk away with the prize.
Justin Bieber emerged victorious in what was arguably this year’s strongest category, beating rap heavyweights Drake and Kendrick Lamar, R&B star The Weeknd and singer-songwriter Father John Misty.
Recognised for 2015’s exquisite LP Vulnicura, Björk walked away with the award for International Female, taking her all-time BRITs tally to five.