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BRIT Awards 2016

BRIT Awards 2016: The 5 Best Performances

Here are the standouts from the 2016 BRITs. Don't miss the awards premiering tonight at 8:30/7:30c, exclusively on Fuse in the U.S.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Rihanna performs on stage at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on February 24, 2016 in Lond
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With a prime selection of performers, the BRIT Awards 2016 were not short on stunning performances for the night. From a David Bowie tribute everyone will be talking about to a girl group who turned their bubblegum pop hit into a tribal-inspired banger, these are the acts that shined the brightest.

Don’t miss the BRIT Awards 2016 premiering tonight at 8:30/7:30c, exclusively on Fuse in the U.S. Find Fuse in your area using our channel finder.

1 / 5

Rihanna, SZA and Drake

Rihanna made sure her first big performance since ANTI was one to remember. Utilizing projection technology that made her look like a dancing graphic, Rih brought out both of the LP's guest stars: SZA for "Consideration" and then Drake for "Work." Visually, it was stunning and something never before seen at the BRIT Awards, or any award show for that matter.

Read more about Rihanna's performance here.

2 / 5


Adele delivering a thundering performance of the second 25 single "When We Were Young" to close out the show. Unlike the GRAMMYs, there were no bum instruments or bum notes, and Adele once again confirmed why she is the vocal legend we know her to be.

Read more about Adele's performance here.

3 / 5

David Bowie Tribute Featuring Lorde

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: A general view as Lorde performs on stage during a tribute to David Bowie at the BRIT Awards 2
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After David Bowie was remembered by a heartfelt eulogy from Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman, the rock icon's longtime band powered through instrument-only takes on a slew of hits including "Space Oddity," "Ziggy Stardust," "Let's Dance," "Rebel Rebel," "Fame" and "Under Pressure," as classic Bowie footage was shown onscreen.

Afterwards, the band teamed up with Lorde, the woman he called "the future of music," to deliver a pristine take of "Life of Mars?" 

Read more about the tribute performance here.

4 / 5

Little Mix

The girl group delivered a theatrical, raw take on their mega-hit "Black Magic" that included tribal dancers emerging out of a huge skull. It was one of the most intense performances we've seen from Little Mix to date.

Read more about Little Mix's performance here.

5 / 5

Jess Glynne

Donning humongous hair, the Best British Female nominee performed an impressive medley of her hits that spotlighted her emotive, raspy timbre. She started centerstage with just herself in the spotlight, before an army of energetic backup dancers joined her for an exciting grand finale. If people had yet to discover the newcomer, they definitely knew her after this showing.

Check out everything you need to see and know about the 2016 BRIT Awards right here, and don’t miss the BRIT Awards 2016 encore Thursday night at 7/6c, exclusively on Fuse in the U.S. Find Fuse in your area using our channel finder.

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