The ceremony for England’s version of the Grammys, the BRIT Awards, just finished up at London’s O2 Arena, and boy, oh boy, was it a hoot, as it often tends to be, with standout performances from Florence and the Machine, Blur, Rihanna, Adele and Noel Gallagher, who had a special guest on piano in Coldplay’s Chris Martin. We saw the ceremony on a special live TV feed, but to see the show for yourself, tune into Fuse tonight at 9 PM EST. It also re-airs on Friday at 10 P.M. EST. If you just want to know the winners right now, well, then keep reading below.
But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
First, a shocking revelation: Adele won. Gotcha! The singer won British Female Solo Artist and the big daddy of the awards, British Album of the Year. It was such a sure thing that the presenter, George Michael, didn’t even have to open the envelope. However, when her acceptance speech was cut short by the host, the ever cordial Adele flipped the camera the bird! Adele, what has gotten into you?!? Perhaps one of the many bottles of booze littering each and every table at the Brits.
Second, the real upset: Ed Sheeran, a British singer-songwriter we introduced you to earlier this week, won British Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough British Artist. Foo Fighters won Best International Group, Coldplay nabbed British Group and Lana Del Rey won for International Breakthrough Act. To see the complete results, head over to Brit Awards.com.
And, of course, Blur, who won for Outstanding Contribution to Music, closed out the ceremony with a punked-up version of their club hit “Girls and Boys,” their breakthrough single “Song 2” and ode to all things British, “Park Life.”
Tune into Fuse tonight at 9 P.M. EST to see the BRIT Awards!