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David Bowie wins two awards at 2017 BRIT Awards (VIDEO)

David Bowie wins two awards at 2017 BRIT Awards (VIDEO)The BRIT Awards 2017 were held at London’s O2 Arena on February 22. The ceremony was hosted by Emma Willis alongside Dermot O’Leary.

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.”

Bowie was also posthumously named Best British Male Solo Artist, beating Craig David, Skepta, Kano and Michael Kiwanuka.

Emeli Sandé won Best British Female Solo Artist, beating Ellie Goulding, Lianne La Havas, Anohni and NAO. Presented her award by David Tennant, Sandé said: “Wow, thank you so much to the creator of all things.”

Best British Group was won by The 1975, who beat Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Radiohead and Little Mix. Accepting the award, frontman Matty Healy said: “This is mental. We’ve been a band since we were 13, for 14 years now. The only thing we tried to do with our album was to get to that place… And I just want to say… if you have a platform, don’t [stay in your lane].”

Rag N’ Bone Man won Best British Breakthrough Act.

Adele won the Global Success Award. Unable to attend the ceremony, the singer sent a video message instead.

The full winners list:

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

During the show the performances came from The 1975, Skepta, Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Little Mix, Coldplay and The Chainsmokers.

One of the night’s most moving moments saw Coldplay’s Chris Martin deliver an orchestral version of George Michael’s “A Different Corner.”

The show closed with a crowd-pleasing three-song set from Robbie Williams, the most decorated Brit Award winner of all time and recipient of this year’s Brits Icon award.

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