David Bowie posthumously won Best British Album for ‘Blackstar’, with the award presented by Noel Gallagher. Accepting the award, Bowie’s son Duncan Jones said: “I lost my dad last year but I also became a dad. He always supported people who are a little bit strange or different. This award is for all the kooks and those who make the kooks.”
Drake beat Bon Iver, Bruno Mars, the late Leonard Cohen and The Weeknd to win Best International Male.
Beyonce won Best International Female and A Tribe Called Quest won Best International Group. One Direction won Best British Video for ‘History’, with Liam Payne accepting the award.
See the full winners list below:
Best British Album – David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’
Global Success Award: Adele
Best International Male – Drake
Best International Female – Beyonce
Best Internatonal Group – A Tribe Called Quest
Best British Video – One Direction – ‘History’
Best British Female Solo Artist: Emeli Sandé
Best British Male Solo Artist: David Bowie
Best British Group: The 1975
Best British Breakthrough Act: Rag N’ Bone Man
Best Single: Little Mix – ‘Shout Out To My Ex’
Icon Award: Robbie Williams
The BRITs 2017 were held at London’s O2 Arena, airing live in the UK on ITV from 7:30pm. Emma Willis hosted alongside Dermot O’Leary, after Michael Bublé was forced to pull out.
Performances came from The 1975, Skepta, Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Little Mix. Coldplay and The Chainsmokers, Brits Icon winner Robbie Williams, as well as a George Michael tribute from Chris Martin.