February 24, 2016


BRIT Awards 2016 Recap: Adele Wins Big, Justin Bieber Sets the Stage on Fire & More

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Another year, another superb BRIT Awards. The night kicked off with Coldplay's colorful rock 'n' roll and was soon met with Adele taking home Best Solo Female Artist. She ended her acceptance speech with a #FreeKesha shout out, saying, "I'd like to take a quick second just to thank my management and my record label for embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it. And I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha." It set a powerful tone for the rest of the evening. 

The 25 singer was definitely the big winner of the night, eventually taking home British Single for "Hello," Album of the Year and Global Success. Four awards is a lot, considering the show only gave out 13!

The other awards were pretty surprising and impressive, too: English up-and-comer James Bay took home British Male Solo Artist after performing "Love Yourself" alongside Justin Bieber. The incredibly cool Björk won International Female Solo Artist, Australia's Tame Impala took home International Group and Halsey buds Catfish & the Bottlemen won the fan-voted British Breakthrough act.

Beyond that, everyone who performed was on fire...literally for Bieber, who brought the flames out for "Sorry." Jess Glynne's set proved the woman's got pipes, Rihanna ripped through a medley with SZA and Drake and Little Mix brought out the big drums (not guns) for their '80s-fueled hit "Black Magic."

The biggest surprise of the evening came from Lorde (where is that sophomore LP, girl?), who paid tribute to the late David Bowie by ripping through "Life on Mars?" Read all about that right here.

Click here for the latest and greatest BRIT Award coverage and 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.