If there is one name in the British music industry that dominates the scene at present it is definitely Adele. Not surprisingly, the girl from Tottenham added to her basket FOUR Brit awards, -each handcrafted by British designer Pam Hogg– British Single, Female Solo Artist, British Album of the Year and Global Success Award. We all know that the competition is very tough within the industry. There are thousands of talented singers and songwriters who are working day and night to make it happen. Apart from everything else, Adele is just brilliant in making her success seem so effortless.
The show was dominated by elaborate and visually attractive performances that can often largely compensate the lack of good lyrics. Speaking of which – the emotional tribute was paid by Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman to the music and showbiz industry titan, who has passed away last month leaving his fans his final album “Black Star”. Lennox called Bowie “a quintessential visionary” and “the ultimate iconoclast.” Bowie’s band then performed a medley of his hits, before New Zealand singer Lorde joined them to sing Life On Mars.
The ceremony was opened by Coldplay, who gave a colourful, floral performance of their single Hymn For The Weekend. They went on to win best British group – making them the most successful band in the ceremony’s history – they now have nine trophies to their name.
The full list of BRIT 2016 Awards is as follows:
British Male Solo Artist – James Bay
British Female Solo Artist – Adele
British Group – Coldplay
International Group – Tame Impala
British Breakthrough Act – Catfish and the Bottlemen