Brit Awards 2017

Brit Awards 2017

February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017
London
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The 2017 Brit Awards was held on 22 February 2017 and was the 37th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards.[1] The awards ceremony were held at The O2 in London.[1] Emma Willis hosted the The BRITs Are Coming, the launch show to reveal this year's nominees which was broadcast live for the first time, on 14 January 2017. Robbie Williams was given the Brits Icon Award the previous November at The Troxy Theatre in London. The late Zaha Hadid designed the Brit Award statuette that was to be given to the winners.[2]

On 13 January 2017 it was confirmed that YouTube star Caspar Lee would be the BRITs Digital Presenter. Singer Michael Bublé was set to host but later pulled out on 18 January 2017 due to his son battling liver cancer and is "determined to focus on his son's recovery". On 31 January 2017, it was confirmed that Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis would present the ceremony, replacing Bublé.[3] Alice Levine, Clara Amfo and Laura Jackson covered the goss from Red Carpet and Backstage on ITV2.[4]

The ceremony included a tribute to the late George Michael, which was presented by former Wham! member Andrew Ridgeley alongside associated duo members Helen "Pepsi" DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman.[5] The lead vocalist of Coldplay, Chris Martin, sang in the tribute.[6][7]

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David Bowie
Singer, songwriter, actor, record producer
bornJanuary 8, 1947
Brixton, London, England
 
Rag'n'Bone Man
 
Emeli Sandé
 
 
Little Mix
 

Photos - Red Carpet Arrivals (1)203

Co-Host

Emma Louise Willis (née Griffiths; born 18 March 1976)[1] is a British television presenter and former model, best known for her television and radio work with Channel 5, BBC, ITV and Heart FM.[2][3][4]

Willis has presented Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother since 2013, and she also presented spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side from its inception in 2011 until 2015. She has presented The Voice UK since 2014.

She hosts the Sunday breakfast show on Heart FM with Stephen Mulhern.

Co-Host

Sean Dermot Fintan O'Leary, Jr. (born 24 May 1973), better known as Dermot O'Leary, is a British-Irish broadcaster. Based in the UK, he is known as a television presenter for ITV and a radio presenter for BBC Radio 2.

O'Leary's radio career began when he worked as a disc jockey at Essex Radio, but he is best known for being the presenter of The X Factor on ITV, a position he held since 2007 with the exception of 2015, when he stepped down to pursue other ventures. He was replaced by Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.[1] He later returned as the host in 2016.

Brits Icon Award

Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

Williams rose to fame in the band's first run in the early-to-mid-1990s. After many disagreements with the management and group members, Williams left the group in 1995 to launch a solo career, in which all but one of his 11 studio albums have reached number one in the UK. Williams also released seven number-one singles.[1] On 15 July 2010, he rejoined Take That. The group's subsequent album Progress became the second fastest-selling album in UK chart history[2] and the fastest-selling record of the century at the time.[3] Gary Barlow has since confirmed that Williams had left the band for a second time, although the departure was amicable and that Williams was welcome to rejoin the band in the future.[4]

He is the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best selling non-Latino artist in Latin America. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom, and in 2006 he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for selling 1.6 million tickets of his Close Encounters Tour in a single day.[5]

Williams has received a record eighteen Brit Awards—winning Best British Male four times, and two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the 2016 Brits Icon for his "lasting impact on British culture", eight German ECHO Awards, and three MTV European Music Awards.[6] In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted the "Greatest Artist of the 1990s". According to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), Williams has been certified for 19.5 million albums and 6.8 million singles in the UK as a solo artist.[7] Williams also topped the 2000–2010 UK airplay chart, racking up almost 50% more plays than the Sugababes at number 2. In 2014 he was awarded the freedom of his home town of Stoke-on-Trent, as well as having a tourist trail created and streets named in his honour.

Winners11

Performers13

Songs Performed11

Presenters17

Best British Female Solo Artist Nominees5

Best British Male Solo Artist Nominees5

Best British Group Nominees5

Best International Group Nominees4

British Breakthrough Act Nominees5

International Female Solo Artist Nominees5

International Male Solo Artist Nominees5

Critics' Choice Award Nominees3

MasterCard British Album of the Year Nominees5

British Single of the Year Nominees8

Best British Video Award Nominees5

BRITs Global Success Award1

BRITs Icon Award1

The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena, referred to as North Greenwich Arena in the context of the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics, is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the centre of The O2 entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in south-east London. It is named after its primary sponsor, the telecommunications company O2. The O2 Arena is the world's largest building by measure of floor space, and has the second-highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, behind the Manchester Arena, but took the crown of the world's busiest music arena from New York City's Madison Square Garden in 2008.

Notable Attendees88

Videos46

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles13

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles29

BRIT Awards 2017: One Direction Beats Zayn Malik Over British Video Of The Year
  –  February 23, 2017
The recently concluded BRIT Awards 2017 had put Zayn Malik and his former One Direction band in a friendly competition with the latter emerging as the winner. Liam Payne accepted the British Artist Video of the Year award on behalf of the group. Meanwhile ...
Brit Awards 2017: David Bowie dominates
  –  February 23, 2017
David Bowie has won the Brit Award for best male artist, the latest posthumous honour for the superstar. The Male Solo Act category featured two grime artists (Kano and Skepta), garage comeback king Craig David and Michael Kiwanuka, whose album Love & Hate ...
BRIT Awards 2017: Watch Coldplay and the Chainsmokers Perform “Something Just Like This”
  –  February 23, 2017
Coldplay and the Chainsmokers gave a surprise performance at the 2017 BRIT Awards tonight. They played “Something Just Like This,” their new collaborative single, which was released shortly before the performance. Watch it below. “Something ...
Coldplay, The 1975, & Beyonce Shine At 2017 BRIT Awards
  –  February 23, 2017
Last night, the 2017 BRIT Awards were held at London's O2 arena and a bevy of stars turned out. Coldplay, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Skepta, The 1975, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, and Emeli Sandé all performed at the show. The big winners of the night were David ...
Watch Chris Martin's Poignant George Michael Tribute at BRIT Awards
  –  February 23, 2017
The 2017 BRIT Awards remembered George Michael's legacy Wednesday with a pair of tributes as the singer's Wham! bandmates saluted Michael before Coldplay's Chris Martin performed his 1986 song "A Different Corner." The best of the pop icon's hits ...
Video: Watch Bruno Mars Perform “That’s What I Like” at the Brit Awards 2017
  –  February 23, 2017
On Wednesday night Bruno Mars took his act across the pond for another energetic performance at the 2017 Brit Awards. Wearing a multi-colored silk shirt, Bruno and his band, The Hooligans, lit up London’s 02 Arena with his next single “That’s What I ...
What were they thinking? Worst dressed at the BRIT Awards 2017
  –  February 23, 2017
The BRIT Awards took place in London last night and all of the UK’s biggest names made an appearance. There were some fashion high points and some disaster lows at the awards. The Geordie Shore star looked more like she was going to a Flintstones themed ...
BRIT Awards 2017 Winners: David Bowie, The 1975, More
  –  February 23, 2017
The 2017 BRIT Awards are airing live on Wednesday, February 22. The awards ceremony, held at The O2 in London, will be hosted by Emma Willis and Dermot O'Leary. The 1975, David Bowie, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and Skepta are up for MasterCard British Album of ...
Think One Direction Is History? 2017 Brit Awards Prove They’re Still Perfect
  –  February 23, 2017
One Direction has been on hiatus for well over 12 months, and the rumor mill has been quick to write them off as history. Since Simon Cowell brought Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Zayn Malik together to form One Direction, the ...
Watch: Little Mix Rock 2017 BRIT Awards With ‘Shout Out To My Ex’
  –  February 23, 2017
Little Mix brought new meaning to their album title ‘Glory Days’ last night at the 2017 BRIT Awards. The Pop quad earned their first trophy at the prestigious ceremony (dubbed the UK’s Grammys) when they took home the award for Best British Single.
Here Are All The Winners Of The 2017 BRIT Awards
  –  February 23, 2017
The BRIT Awards take place tonight, February 22, in London. Performers include Skepta, Katy Perry, and The 1975, as well as a special tribute to the late George Michael. Skepta and Little Mix are the most-nominated artists this year — they’re in the ...
Brit Awards: Bruno Mars Performs "That's What I Like"
  –  February 23, 2017
Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Little Mix were among the other performers who took the stage at the 2017 Brit Awards, which took place at the O2 Arena in London. Mars is nominated for international male solo artist. Bruno Mars performing 'That's What I Like ...
Brit Awards 2017 Winners' List
  –  February 23, 2017
The 2017 Brit Awards took place yesterday (February 22), and it was certainly a festive event. From One Direction's big win to Katy Perry's performance that literally brought the house down (seriously, a backup dancer dressed as a house fell during her ...
Drunk Little Mix at the 2017 BRIT Awards Is the Best Little Mix
  –  February 23, 2017
Little Mix opened the 2017 BRIT Awards with an intergalactic performance of “Shout Out To My Ex” before taking home their first-ever BRIT Award for British Single of the Year on Wednesday night (Feb. 22), and evidently congratulated themselves ...
Diva Accusations Plague Katy Perry’s BRIT Awards 2017 Interview, Performance; ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ Singer Stays Mum
  –  February 23, 2017
The appearance of Katy Perry at the BRIT Awards 2017 is being slammed with diva accusations. This is based on the red carpet interview prior to her controversial performance on Wednesday, February 22. The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer has been mum ...
The Brit Awards: See all the red carpet pictures
  –  February 23, 2017
The Brit Awards 2017 is set to be a memorable one with one of the most star-studded red carpets and shows in the event’s 35-year history – and we’ve rounded up all the best moments from the evening. As the biggest night of year on the British music ...
Brit Awards 2017: Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall narrowly avoids red carpet disaster in revealing dress
  –  February 23, 2017
Jade Thirlwall narrowly avoided an embarrassing red carpet wardrobe malfunction at the Brit Awards. The Little Mix star had to use her hands to preserve her modesty as she arrived at the O2 in a rather skimpy dress on Wednesday night. Clearly worried that ...
BRIT Awards 2017: Katy Perry WALKS OUT of interview
  –  February 23, 2017
She ensured to put on a show-stopping performance during the BRIT Awards 2017. And ahead of the star-studded spectacle, Katy Perry took the reigns during an awkward interview with George Shelley and Lilah Parsons at London's 02 Arena on Wednesday night.
BRIT Awards 2017: The winners in full
  –  February 23, 2017
Little Mix and The 1975 were among the big winners at this year's BRIT Awards. The girl group won the prize for Best Single - as voted for by the public -while The 1975 won Best Group. Two gongs were also awarded to David Bowie, for Best Male and Best ...
Brit Awards 2017 – taster of the big night
  –  February 23, 2017
It was a massive celebration. All of the nations best pop performers were there but not everyone could win. Little Mix, Emeli Sandé and Rag’n’Bone Man were winners. Rag ‘N’ Bone was the surprise winner of best breakthrough, beating Stormzy ...
Everything you need to know about the Brit Awards 2017
  –  February 23, 2017
Swearing, stage fighting and winner speech strops – the Brit Awards have had it all over the years, but whether there will be the same histrionics from 2017's music stars remains to be seen. Here's everything you need to know about the 2017 Brit Awards ...
BRIT Awards 2017: The Chainsmokers, Coldplay Unveil New Single
  –  February 23, 2017
The American DJ duo recently released their new track Paris on January 12, which topped charts for weeks after release. Something Just Like This is expected to be featured on The Chainsmokers' upcoming full-length debut album, which will release later in 2017.
2017 BRIT Awards Trophy by Zaha Hadid
  –  February 23, 2017
Last night, the winners of the 2017 BRIT awards have received one of five statues designed by the late archistar Zaha Hadid. The design consists of a family of 5 interrelated trophies take the form of abstracted female figures representing diversity.
David Bowie Wins Big, But Grime Artists Go Home Empty-Handed At The 2017 BRIT Awards
  –  February 23, 2017
The late David Bowie was the big winner at last night’s Brit Awards, winning two of the biggest categories in Best British Male artist and Best British Album for his final record, Blackstar. The iconic and influential singer died on January 10th last ...
Simon Cowell in awkward BRIT Awards 2017 blunder as he’s plunged in to darkness with Nicole Scherzinger during speech
  –  February 23, 2017
SIMON Cowell might be Mr Nasty on the X Factor but he usually doesn’t get plunged into darkness for his troubles. The music supremo was awkwardly left in darkest night at the Brit Awards as he thanked those behind the One Direction’s Brit winning video ...
Brit awards 2017: George Michael tributes, Little Mix, Skepta and more – video highlights
  –  February 23, 2017
The 2017 Brit Awards took place night at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday night. This year saw tributes to George Michael from former Wham members and a performance from Chris Martin. David Bowie received the British album award as well as British male ...
Robbie Williams’ BRIT Awards 2017 performance marred by nudity and technical problems
  –  February 23, 2017
Robbie Williams‘s Brit Awards performance was hampered by technical problems and a wardrobe malfunction last night (February 22). Two of his dancers fell over while he was in the middle of his medley of ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’, ‘Love My Life ...
Wham! and Chris Martin pay tribute to George Michael at 2017 Brit Awards
  –  February 23, 2017
Feb. 23 (UPI) --George Michael's Wham! partner Andrew Ridgely along with backup singers Pepsi and Shirlie joined Coldplay's Chris Martin onstage at the 2017 Brit Awards to pay tribute to the late icon. "On Christmas Day 2016, the greatest singer-songwriter ...
Katy Perry mocks President Donald Trump and more top moments from the 2017 Brit Awards
  –  February 23, 2017
(CNN)The 2017 Brit Awards did not disappoint. The annual awards show aired live from London's 02 Arena on Wednesday and there were several jaw-dropping moments and memorable performances. Katy Perry performed her hit new single, "Chained To The Rhythm ...

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