Sir Paul McCartney picks up special Brit award in London

Plus the ex-Beatle sings five songs to close the bash

Sir Paul McCartney picks up special Brit award in London
Sir Paul McCartney was presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the Brit Awards in London tonight (February 20), before playing a five-song set to close the ceremony.

The ex-Beatles legend kept his acceptance speech short before heading on-stage to play five songs with a live band: ‘Dance Tonight’, ‘Live And Let Die’ ‘Hey Jude’, 'Lady Madonna' and 'Get Back'.

After accepting his award from presenters the Osbourne family, Sir Paul McCartney gave brief thanks and said, “I’m gonna keep this short… I think British music is the best!”

To get the full Brit Award results just click on the categories below:

Best British Live Act
Critics' Choice Award
British Breakthrough Act
Best International Male
Best British Male
Best International Female
Best International Group
Best British Female
Best International Album
Best British Band
Best British Single
Best British Album


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