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David Bowie Named Best Male Solo Artist At BRITs 2017

David Bowie Named Best Male Solo Artist At BRITs 2017

Rapper Skepta and Little Mix lead all BRITs nominees with three nods a piece, while the late David Bowie and The 1975 are each up for two honours.

Bowie dominated a year after his passing.

Collecting the best album prize, his son the film director Duncan Jones spoke about the star's enduring legacy. He said: "This award is for the kooks and the people who make the kooks".

Coldplay singer Chris Martin performed a moving rendition of Michael's "A Different Corner" - dueting with a recording of Michael himself. Drake was named worldwide male solo artist, while Beyonce took the global female prize.

EMELI Sandé has bagged the first BRIT Award of the night, winning best British Female Solo Artist. When Bowie won the same award at the Brits in 2014, he sent supermodel Kate Moss, dressed as his character Ziggy Stardust, to collect it for him.

Girl group Little Mix helped launch the prizegiving at London's O2 Arena with an explosive performance of their hit song Shout Out to My Ex.

The 2017 BRIT Awards are set to feature performances by Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Emeli Sande and more!

Robbie Williams was an early victor after being announced as the recipient of this year's Brits icon award in November. The previous winners are Sir Elton John and David Bowie.

Also nominated: Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Little Mix, Radiohead.

Wiley is not nominated himself, but is backing artists such as Skepta and Stormzy to win, said: "We're going to go to the after-party, get some drinks, have a good time".

Also nominated were Clean Bandit Ft.

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