It was that time of the year again, the time to celebrate the success of UK and overseas artists at the Brit Awards 2017. This year the awards took place on the 22nd of February at the O2 Arena in London where artists such as Bruno Mars who performed “That’s what I like”, Little Mix with “Shout Out To My Ex” and Emeli Sande heated up the stage. The surprise of the night came when Stormzy joined Ed Sheeran on stage and sang a remix of “Shape of you”.


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The awards weren’t only televised but also live streamed on Youtube and hosted by Casper Lee, so if you missed any of the memorable performances or speeches you can watch them here:

The ceremony first took place in 1977, when The Beatles were winning 3 trophies. The Brit Awards started hosting their annual ceremony only in 1982 and since then over 300 awards have been handed out. This year the winners were as follows. Davie Bowie took home the award for Best British Album of the Year as well as Best British Male Solo Artist and One Direction despite their time-off managed to win Best British Artist Video with “History”. Liam Payne was the only one present at the awards and thanked the fans on behalf of the band.

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The most impressive acceptance speeches came from the ones who won their first ever Brits Awards: Little Mix who won Best British Single with “Shout Out To My Ex” and the Manchester boys from The 1975 who won Best British Group.



Emeli Sande took home the award for Best British Female Solo Artist, A tribe called Quest won Best International Group and Rag’N’Bone won British Breakout Act.


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Adele, even if not present, was awarded BRITs Global Success award and accepted her trophy with a typical funny and grateful recorded speech.

Last but not least Drake and Beyoncé were given International Male and Female Solo Artist which did not come as a surprise especially following Drake’s success with his UK tour which just ended on the 23rd of February with a concert in Birmingham.

Katy Perry which made her first UK TV appearance in three years stole the spotlight on the red carpet as well where she rocked a light pink and silver bejewelled mini dress complete with a matching pink jacket by Versace.


Ellie Goulding made a memorable appearance as well in a black chain sexy dress by Philipp Plein.


After the ceremony was over, all celebrities continued the celebrations and some joined Skepta’s No Merci Brit Awards After Party with Beats by Dre.

Article by: Andreea Sabau.

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