The BRIT Awards 2017: Full winners list
The full list of winners has been announced after the BRIT Awards 2017 aired yesterday evening.
It was the BRIT Awards last night and Emma Willis and Dermot O’Leary certainly hosted an evening packed full of entertainment. There were amazing performances, tearful acceptance speeches and the usual live TV fails (Katy Perry’s backing dancers: we’re looking at you).
Little Mix had a hugely successful night. The X Factor girl group opened the show with their hit track “Shout Out to My Ex” before picking up a trophy for British Single of the Year.
One Direction may be on a break but the boyband still got a mention during the ceremony when they won the Best British Video Award for “History”, and you could almost here 1D facts weeping everywhere when Liam gave his acceptance speech:
“We’ve been taking some time out and working on our solo material but One Direction is who we are and who we’ll always be. This one’s for you.”
Here is the full list of winners:
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
One of the most touching moments of the ceremony took place when David Bowie posthumously won Best British Album for Blackstar. Bowie’s son Duncan Jones accepted the award on his father’s behalf, and began his speech by asking:
“Last year I lost a dad but I also became a dad, and I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking: what would I want my son to know about his granddad?”
He continued: “I think it would be the same thing that most of my dad’s fans have taken on in the last 50 years – that he’s always been there supporting people who think they are a little bit weird, or a little bit strange, or a little bit different, and he’s always been there for them.
“So this is for all the kooks, and all the people who make the kooks. So thanks BRITs, and thanks to all his fans.”
Bowie was also posthumously named Best British Male Solo Artist, over Craig David, Skepta, Kano and Michael Kiwanuka.