Tributes For David Bowie, Adele's Big Wins Highlight The Brit Awards
February 25, 2016 at 3:58 AM (PT)
ADELE's star shined bright at the BRIT AWARDS in LONDON, with four wins including best British female artist, best single for "Hello" and best album for "25." She also took home the Global Success Award.
The BRIT AWARDS, which are the British equivalent of the GRAMMYS, had several tributes to DAVID BOWIE, who died of cancer in JANUARY, shortly after releasing his final album, "Blackstar."
CNN reports, "ANNIE LENNOX called the much-loved BOWIE, posthumous winner of the BRIT Icon Award, a 'quintessential visionary' and 'the ultimate iconoclast'. Members of his bands from throughout his four-and-a-half decades of performances took to the stage to perform a medley of his best-loved songs, ultimately joined by singer LORDE, who brought the emotional performance to an end with BOWIE's 'Life on Mars'."
ADELE was the night's big winner, thanking her fans by saying, "You're incredible. "You blow me away every time." She also performed "When We Were Young."
"COLDPLAY picked up the British Group award, but lost out to ADELE for British Album of the Year," notes CNN. "The band, who racked up its ninth Brit award, dedicated it to 'all the young men and women musicians in refugee camps around the world.' JAMES BAY won British Male Solo Artist and CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN the British Breakthrough Act. ONE DIRECTION won the British Video award, which was voted by fans on social media."