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    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:57:22

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    Last night, the 2017 BRIT Awards were held at London's O2 arena and a bevy of stars turned out. Coldplay, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Skepta, The 1975, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, and Emeli Sandé all performed at the show. The big winners of the night were David Bowie, The 1975, Adele, Drake, and A Tribe Called Quest.

    Longtime favorites Coldplay stepped up to the stage with new global superstars The Chainsmokers to surprise the audience with a performance of their just released track,"Something Just Like This", which brought the crowd to their feet. Robbie WIlliams, however, was not so lucky as his performance was marred by technical difficulties and unintentional nudity. During his medley of "The Heavy Entertainment Show", "Love My Life" and "Mixed Signals", two of his dances fell over and one of them saw her low-cut top slip down to spill some flesh.

    Chris Martin performed a tribute to George Michael. He sang "A Different Color" off Wham!'s 1986 album Music From the Edge of Heaven. Halfway through, he was joined by a video Michael singing along. The performance was introduced by Andrew Ridgeley, Michael's former Wham! bandmate, as well as Wham! backing vocalists Pepsi & Shirlie, who gave an emotional speech sharing their memories of working with Michael in the early 1980s.

    David Bowie won two awards at the gathering, one for Best British Male Solo Artist and the other for British Album of the Year. Michael C. Hall received Bowie's award for Best British Male Solo Artist. Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, accepted the later award.

    Radiohead meanwhile did not win an award for the 17th time. They were up for Best British Group but lost to the 1975. Check out all the winners below:

    British Female Solo Artist:
    Emile Sandé

    British Group:
    The 1975

    British Male Solo Artist:
    David Bowie

    British Breakthrough Act:
    Rag 'n' Bone Man

    British Single:
    Little Mix

    Global Success:
    Adele

    International Male Solo Artist:
    Drake

    International Female Solo Artist:
    Beyoncé

    International Group:
    A Tribe Called Quest

    British Artist Video of the Year:
    One Direction, "History"

    MasterCard British Album of the Year:
    David Bowie, Blackstar

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    02.23.17



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