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BRIT Awards 2016

BRIT Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

From Diplo crashing Charli's party to Little Mix on a stick, check out 10 sights and sounds from backstage at London's O2 Arena during the BRIT Awards

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Adele's Speech Surprise

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Adele with her Best British Female Solo Artist award on stage at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O
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When Adele shouted out Kesha while accepting her first of four awards at the BRIT Awards 2016, the press room made a collective “Whoooa!” sound, and some members cheered at the video screen.

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Diplo Surprises Charli XCX

Diplo jumped in on Charli XCX’s red carpet interview, and Charli promptly made fun of the producer’s hat. Watch it at the 1:20 mark.

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Tame Impala's Got Jokes for Rihanna

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Tame Impala accepts the award for International Group at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena
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Tame Impala had not yet met Rihanna, who covered their song “New Person, Same Old Mistakes” on ANTI, midway through the BRITs. “Haven’t said hello—she’s quite rude in that regard,” Kevin Parker quipped, before quickly adding, “I’m joking, of course!”

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The Lorde Shocker

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Lorde performs on stage during a tribute to David Bowie at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Aren
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Nobody in the press room knew that it would be Lorde performing the David Bowie tribute at the BRITs. When Gary Oldman announced her performance, audible gasps filled the backstage area.

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Hey, look, artist emoji t-shirts!

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…And artist emoji signs?! Here’s Little Mix on a stick!

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Ant and Who...?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Anthony McPartlin (L) and Declan Donnelly attend the BRIT Awards 2015 at The O2 Arena on Febru
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Ant and Dec returned as the BRIT Awards hosts, but the U.K. comedy duo is still unfamiliar to U.S. viewers… and artists. On the red carpet, one American artist was asked if they preferred Ant or Dec, and the response was, “I don’t know what either of those things are.”

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Father John Misty has some prospective friends

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Father John Misty attends the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on February 24, 2016 in London,
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When Catfish and the Bottlemen were asked backstage who they want to hang out with after the BRITs, the collective answer was Father John Misty. “I get lost in his beard,” one member dreamily exclaimed.

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OMG, Rihanna! OMG, Drake! OMG, their dance moves!

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Drake (L) and Rihanna perform together at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on February 24,
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Drake coming out during Rihanna’s performance of “Work” resulted in one of the loudest audience eruptions of the night… and the pair promptly topped that decibel level when they started grinding together onstage.

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Adele needed more hands

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Adele accepts the award for British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena
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Adele went 4-for-4 at the BRIT Awards, and when she came back into the winners’ room after the show had wrapped, she needed to pass off all of her trophies to someone else before answering questions. That’s when you know you’re doing the winners’ room right.

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