David Bowie Remembered at 2016 Brit Awards

The 36th edition of the BRIT Awards took place on February 24, and once again it proved a lively and dramatic occasion.

The show featured an emotional tribute to David Bowie, led by Annie Lennox and his friend Gary Oldman.

Lennox called Bowie, who died of cancer last month, “a quintessential visionary” and “the ultimate iconoclast, while Oldman accepted a BRITs icon award on behalf of the singer and his family.

Bowie’s band then performed a medley of his hits, before New Zealand singer Lorde joined them to sing Life On Mars.

Adele, meanwhile was the undisputed star of this year’s BRITs, as she won four prizes including best British female solo artist and best album.

“To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much,” she said.

The star, who closed the show by performing When We Were Young, also received best British single and the Global Success award.

Here is the full list of awards:

British male solo artist
– James Bay

British female solo artist
– Adele

British group
– Coldplay

British breakthrough act
– Catfish and the Bottlemen

Critics’ choice
– Jack Garratt

Brits global success award
– Adele

British single
– Adele – Hello

British album of the year
– Adele – 25

British producer of the year
– Charlie Andrew

British artist video of the year
– One Direction – Drag Me Down

International male solo artist
– Justin Bieber

International female solo artist
– Bjork

International group
– Tame Impala

At Champions Music & Entertainment we are proud to count a multiple Brit Awards winner among our ranks: none other than Blue, one of the biggest boybands to come out of the UK, the 2002 Best British Breakthrough Act and the 2003 Best Pop Act.

Blue’s first single, All Rise, was released in 2001 and shot them straight into the top ten of the charts. Three number one albums later and the band boasts collaborations with some of the biggest names in music including Sir Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

With the release of a new album in 2015, the band have spent many months touring both the UK and abroad – their fan base remains loyal and populated with the same eager and determined pop lovers as ever.

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