LONDON: Late track icon David Bowie used to be the large winner at the BRITs in London on Wednesday, taking the British male solo artist and album of the yr prizes at the United Kingdom’s most sensible track awards.
Bowie, a pop chameleon who gained legions of enthusiasts with his ground-breaking track, launched his remaining album, “Blackstar,” days sooner than his dying from most cancers at age of 69 in January 2016.
At the British Record Industry Trust (BRIT) awards, Bowie beat off festival from the likes of dust artist Skepta, rapper Kano and singer Michael Kiwanuka in each the “British male solo artist” and “Mastercard British album of the yr” classes.
“He’s all the time been there supporting individuals who assume they’re somewhat bit bizarre or somewhat bit bizarre, slightly bit other, and he is all the time been there for them,” Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, stated as he accumulated the album award. “This award is for all of the kooks and all of the individuals who make the kooks.”
Held within the capital’s O2 area, the televised BRITs are the mainstream British track business’s most sensible awards rite. The night noticed performances from Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.
American singer Perry carried out her unmarried “Chained to the Rhythm” along dancers dressed in fashions of white homes.
Perry, who wore an armband studying “Persist” when she carried out the music at this month’s Grammy Awards, used to be joined through two large skeletons. British media and audience taking to social media stated the skeletons seemed to be wearing outfits very similar to what U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May wore when the two lately met in Washington.
Singer George Michael, who died in December, used to be honored with a tribute of his track “A Different Corner,” carried out through Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Clips of the ex-Wham! singer gave the impression on level, talking in addition to making a song the similar track.
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Other winners incorporated woman band Little Mix, who gained the “British unmarried” prize for the track “Shout Out to My Ex.” Singer Emeli Sande picked up the “British feminine solo artist” prize. The “British Group” accolade went to band The 1975.
Songstress Adele, whose album “25” triumphed at ultimate yr’s BRITs and the Grammys, gained the “BRITS international good fortune award” for global gross sales of that very same chart-topping paintings.
Singer-songwriter Rag’n’Bone Man, who used to be already introduced because the “Critics Choice” pick out for this yr’s awards, took “British Breakthrough Act.” He additionally beat Skepta, who carried out however went house empty-handed in spite of 3 nominations.
While the rite basically honors British track and artists, it additionally has classes for global female and male solo artists in addition to global staff. Drake, Beyonce and A Tribe Called Quest gained the ones classes, respectively.
Criticized remaining yr for now not representing non-white artists, organizers in November stated that they had invited greater than 700 possible new electorate to sign up for the BRITs Voting Academy in a bid to “succeed in higher gender stability in addition to higher black, Asian and minority ethnic illustration.”