Sir Paul McCartney picks up special Brit award in London

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

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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