The singer performed on stage alongside two skeleton puppets similarly dressed to the President and Prime Minister.
After the #BritsSoWhite storm in 2016 many people thought this year’s awards ceremony would step up its game and begin representing all aspects of British music. It was just unfortunate that Perry seemed to put even less effort into this performance than she did at the Grammys.
The pop superstar, who was a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter during the US elections, took a swipe at the President and the Prime Minister during Wednesday night’s ceremony. One wore a suit and red tie and the other wore a red skirt and jacket, identical to the outfits worn by the leaders when they met at the White House last month.
Little Mix and David Bowie were the big winners at this year’s Brit Awards. The chart-topping British girl group screamed as they rushed up on to the stage to collect their first ever Brit award for Best Single during Wednesday night’s ceremony. “We honestly didn’t know where to go, we didn't think we’d win it,” said Jade Thirlwall. “We were just sitting there chin-wagging. This is for all our exes.” David Bowie, who died after a battle with cancer last year, won a posthumous award for Best British Solo Male Artist as well as collecting the top accolade of Best Album for Blackstar. ...
Chris Martin made a surprise appearance at this year’s Brit Awards to pay tribute to the late George Michael. The Coldplay frontman, who was not scheduled to appear at this year’s ceremony, arrived on stage to sing classic Michael song A Different Corner on Wednesday night, following a tribute from Wham’s Ridgeley, Shirlie Holliman and Pepsi De Macque. While Martin sang one part of the song, a large screen showed Michael singing the accompanying verses.
Lazarus star Michael C Hall accepted the award and joked that Bowie wouldn’t be here tonight even if he could.
Matt Healy has urged musicians and anyone with a ‘platform’ to speak out on ‘social issues’. The British musician, whose band The 1975 picked up the Best British Band trophy at this year’s Brit Awards, said that no one should stay in their ‘lane’. Talking about their win, Healy added: “This is mental, we’ve been the same line up since we were 13-years-old, so this kind of thing doesn’t really happen.
David Bowie has been named best British male solo artist and won best album at this year's Brit Awards. The trailblazing singer died on 10 January last year, two days after the release of his 25th and final studio album, Blackstar. "If David Bowie could be here tonight, he probably wouldn't be here tonight," he said.
The singer is performing at the awards ceremony for the second time, after her stage debut in 2014.
Dan Smith had a rather awkward run-in with Katy Perry on the red carpet at the Brit Awards. The Bastille frontman said that he tried to make conversation with the US superstar by making an Alan Partridge joke, which went down like a lead balloon. “We just bumped into Katy Perry, which isn’t your every day thing,” Smith told the BBC.
While most musicians were being ferried to the Brit Awards by chauffeurs, Bastille and Blossoms opted for a more low-key mode of transport. Proving that they haven’t let their new found fame go to their heads, chart-topping indie pop band Blossoms posted a photo of themselves mid-journey.
Jade Thirlwall narrowly avoided an embarrassing red carpet wardrobe malfunction at the Brit Awards. The Little Mix star had to use her hands to preserve her modesty as she arrived at the O2 in a rather skimpy dress on Wednesday night. Clearly worried that an ill-timed gust of wind might blow open her pink dress, the 24-year-old covered herself up as she walked into the ceremony.
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