“For you all to be so kind to me is so nice”.
Other nominees: How Deep Is Your Love by Calvin Harris & Disciples; Bloodstream by Ed Sheeran & Rudimental; Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding; Hold Back The River by James Bay; Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne; Black Magic by Little Mix; Up by Olly Murs ft.
“I’d like to just go back to the hotel and get track trousers on and eat crisps and get really comfortable”, she told George Shelley and Lilah Parsons on the carpet.
She took to the stage in tears, saying: “My kid is going to think I’m so cool”, and added: “Not bad for a girl from Tottenham that don’t like flying, getting global success”. She lost a preliminary injunction bid last week that would allow her to record and release music without him.
James Bay, who performed with Justin Bieber, was named British Male Solo Artist while the “Love Yourself” singer got the International Male Solo Artist award. The “International Female Solo Artist” was awarded to Icelandic songwriter Bjork.
Drake and Rihanna perform together at the Brit Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on February 24, 2016 in London, England.
Adele’s speech was perfectly timed after the NY judge denied Kesha’s request to break from Sony and forced her to continue with them despite her rape accusations.
Adele – who performed When We Were Young to close the show – said after the event that she had been “worn out emotionally” after her triumphant return to the Brit Awards. Thank you so much.
“Man, I’m shaking right now”, the Canadian singer said, adding “Life is a journey”.
Kesha took to Instagram to take her supporters.
Bowie was paid an emotional tribute first by British singer Annie Lennox, then by his friend, British actor Gary Oldman, who picked up the award on Bowie’s behalf.
The Blackstar singer died from cancer unexpectedly in January this year. Bowie had once said listening to Lorde was like “listening to tomorrow”, and the fitting tribute was widely lauded, even by Bowie’s son (who was strongly disapproving of Lady Gaga’s recent tribute at the Grammys). “The legend of his extraordinary sound shall be revered for as long as the Earth shall spin”.
Before the show, Eagles singer Jesse Hughes thanked everyone who had supported the band, which returned to the Paris stage last week. I can share with you that David faced his illness with enormous courage, dignity, grace and customary humour.