Adele is the big winner at The Brit Awards 2016

The likes of James Bay, Coldplay and Justin Bieber also took home trophies

The Brits Awards 2016 took place this evening (February 24) at The O2 in London, with the night belonging to Adele.

She won the most trophies, taking home a total of four gongs for British Female Solo Artist, British Single for ‘Hello’, Global Success and the Mastercard British Album of the Year for ’25’.

James Bay won his second ever Brit for British Male Solo Artist, while Coldplay beat the likes of One Direction and Blur to be named British Group, with Chris Martin dedicating their win to those musicians in refugee camps.


1D went on to win the fan voted award for British Video for ‘Drag Me Down’ and Catfish and the Bottlemen were name British Breakthrough Act, with frontman Van McCann delivering a short, but sweet speech as he accepted their trophy from Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl.

It wasn’t just about us Brits, with Tame Impala being named International Group, Justin Bieber picking up the International Male accolade and Bjork taking home the International Female award.

You can see the full list of winners below. Coldplay were the first performers of the night, kicking off proceedings with a colourful rendition of ‘Hymn For The Weekend’.


Bieber welcomed James Bay to the stage to give him a hand with his No.1 hit single ‘Love Yourself’, before breaking out into a fiery version of ‘Sorry’.

Rihanna performed a medley of ‘Anti’ tracks ‘Consideration’ and her currently single ‘Work’ – complete with a cameo from Drake and lots of twerking.

The night also saw performances from Jess Glynne, James Bay, Little Mix and The Weeknd, while Adele closed the show with ‘When We Were Young’.


Talking points included Adele showing her support for Kesha, Tim Peake presenting the Global Success award from the International Space Station and Lorde’s tribute of ‘Life On Mars’ to David Bowie.

Another point worth highlighting was the fact that none of the winner’s knew which camera to look at when accepting their trophies.

The Brit Awards 2016 winners are:

British Male Solo Artist:
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie XX
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist:

Amy Winehouse
Florence + The Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group:
One Direction
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act:
Catfish And The Bottlemen

James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

British Single:
Adele – Hello

Calvin Harris and Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran + Rudimental – Bloodstream
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
James Bay – Hold Back The River
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Little Mix – Black Magic
Olly Murs/Demi Lovato – Up
Phillip George – Wish You Were Mine
Years & Years – King

Mastercard British Album of Year
Adele – 25

Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
Florence + The Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay – Chaos and Calm
Jamie xx – In Colour

British Video of the Year:
Adele – Hello
Calvin Harris and Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran – Photograph
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Jessie J – Flashlight
Little Mix – Black Magic
Naughty Boy ft Beyonce – Runnin’
One Direction – Drag Me Down
Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall
Years & Years – King

International Male Solo Artist:
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist:
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group:
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala

Global Success:

David Bowie

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