Performances from Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The 1975 Skepta among a night’s highlights.
In his lifetime, David Bowie was customarily hailed as a pioneering low-pitched great, and so it has continued after his death. Nearly 14 months after a masculine innate David Jones died from cancer, a late, good British thespian was posthumously awarded dual of a biggest prizes during a 37th Brit Awards — a U.K’s biggest song awards show, hold during London’s O2 arena.
“I mislaid my father final year, though we also became a father and we was spending a lot of time perplexing to work out what would we wish my son to know about his granddad,” reflected his filmmaker son Duncan Jones, collecting a best British manuscript endowment for Blackstar on his father’s behalf.
“I consider it would be a same thing that many of my dad’s fans have taken over a final 50 years. He’s always been there ancillary people who consider they’re a small bit uncanny or a bit strange. A bit different. He’s always been there for them. So this endowment is for all a kooks and all a people who make a kooks,” Jones said.
Bowie was also awarded a esteem for British male, that was collected by actor Michael C. Hall, a lead actor in a Bowie-devised low-pitched Lazarus.
“If David Bowie could be here tonight, he substantially wouldn’t be here tonight. But given he can’t be here tonight, I’m here on his interest and on interest of his family to accept this covenant to a masculine gratified to zero though his possess eternal imagination and daring. [A man] whose ever-expanding artistic vitality concurrently soothes us and astonishes us. Maybe he is here tonight? we don’t know,” Hall said.
The other large winners of a night were Emeli Sandé, who collected British womanlike and delivered a stirring live delivery of her strike singular “Hurts,” and indie rope The 1975, who won British Group — their first-ever Brit Award.
“We’ve been in this rope given we were 13, for 14 years now, and we consider a reason we’re here tonight is since of a album,” pronounced frontman Matt Healy, collecting a award. “The usually thing we attempted to do with that manuscript is we attempted to get behind to that place where we were 14 [years ago], when we felt alive and song done us feel alive. So to have something of that virginity distinguished by a attention is indeed utterly moving,” a thespian went on to contend before creation a closest that any of this year’s winners came to a domestic statement.
“A lot of a time people in cocktail song and in a open alertness are told to stay in their lane. But if we have a platform, greatfully don’t do that,” pronounced Healy to complicated acclaim from a 15,000 clever crowd.
The four-piece rope after delivered one of a night’s standout live performances when they were corroborated by a gospel choir for “The Sound,” accompanied by self-demeaning statements like “Punch Your TV” and “Obnoxious” flashing adult on screens around them as they played.
Other live highlights enclosed Katy Perry and Skip Marley behaving “Chained to a Rhythm” alongside dozens of dancing houses and dual enormous skeleton marionettes (one male, one female, respectively dressed like Donald Trump and U.K. primary apportion Theresa May). Bruno Mars constructed a note-perfect delivery of “That’s What we Like” from his latest manuscript 24K Magic and British soil star Skepta creation adult for final year’s #BritsSoWhite impugn and concomitant debate by delivering a triumphant, pyrotechnic accompanied delivery of his breakthrough singular “Shutdown.”
Rag’n’Bone Man, whose entrance manuscript Human recently became a U.K’s fastest offered masculine entrance of a decade, became a initial artist to ever win Critics’ Choice and British Breakthrough in a same year.
Stormzy, another of grime’s heading lights, after assimilated Ed Sheeran for a rousing run by Ed’s latest singles “Shape of You” and “Castle on a Hill,” while British lady organisation Little Mix were corroborated by 92 silver-clad dancers for an enterprising run by their strike “Shout Out to My Ex.”
Broadcast live on U.K. TV channel ITV, a eventuality was hosted by British TV personalities Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis, who stepped in after strange horde Michael Bublé was forced to repel to caring for his 3-year-old son as he underwent diagnosis for cancer.
Among a absent winners was Adele, who supposed her second unbroken endowment for tellurian success around video, as did Drake for general male. Wins for Beyoncé (international female) and A Tribe Called Quest (international group) were usually quickly acknowledged, due to conjunction act being benefaction or filming an acceptance video.
One of a night’s many relocating moments saw Coldplay’s Chris Martin broach an orchestral chronicle of George Michael’s “A Different Corner,” that saw him momentarily duet with formerly shot film of a late singer, who died on Christmas Day in his London home.
“George Michael’s good repository of contemporary song rests alongside a immortals,” pronounced Andrew Ridgeley, creation a singular open coming to compensate reverence to his former Wham! bandmate.
“His is a bequest of complete luminosity and one that will continue to gleam and ring for generations to come. George left for us in his songs, in a otherworldly beauty of his voice and in a elegant countenance of his soul, a really best of himself. we desired him and, in turn, we, you, have been loved,” settled a clearly changed Ridgeley, flanked by Wham! subsidy singers Pepsi and Shirlie.
The uncover sealed with a crowd-pleasing three-song set from Robbie Williams, a many flashy Brit Award leader of all time and target of this year’s Brits Icon award.