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Brit Awards 2016: Adele wins almost everything, for obvious reasons

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:47 IST

What's the point of a world where Adele doesn't win everything? Nothing. Zilch. No bloody point, as the Brits would say. At last night's Brit Awards 2016, the biggest winners turned out to be the voice who says 'Hello' best, Coldplay, Bjork, and Tame Impala.

The night began on a high note as Coldplay opened the ceremony with their latest hit single, Hymn for the Weekend. The standout performances of the night were:

  • Rihanna and Drake 'Work'ing it out

  • Justin Beiber (don't LOL, he did a good job) sitting down for a singalong of Love Yourself with James Bay on the guitar

  • Adele performs 'When we were young'

  • Lorde's stunning tribute to David Bowie - with no help from orange wigs, flaming make-up or Intel #SorryGaga

  • James Bay's soulful solo performance of Hold Back the River

  • In a segment, one of the hosts - Anthony McPartlin - showed up in a ball gown. We're going to count that as a performance too, thankyouverymuch.

But what's the best thing that happened all night you ask? During her acceptance speech, Adele thanked her record label and her manager, ending her thank you note with this gem:

'I'll like to take a quick second to thank my management and my record label for embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it, and I'll also take this moment to publicly support Kesha.'

It's easy to see why the world loves this woman.

Enough with the Adele-loving, here's the complete list of winners at the Brit Awards 2016:

  • British Male Solo Artist: James Bay

  • British Female Solo Artist: Adele

  • British Group: Coldplay

  • British Breakthrough Act: Catfish And The Bottlemen

  • British Single: Adele - Hello

  • Mastercard British Album of Year: Adele - 25

  • British Video of the Year: One Direction - Drag Me Down

  • International Male Solo Artist: Justin Bieber

  • International Female Solo Artist: Bjork

  • International Group: Tame Impala

  • Global Success: Adele

  • Icon: David Bowie

First published: 25 February 2016, 12:32 IST