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Brit Awards 2017 Winners: David Bowie Tops List Of Gongs Handed Out At The Brits

Skepta did not have the big night many predicted.

22/02/2017 17:37 | Updated 23 February 2017

David Bowie was the big winner at this year’s Brit Awards, leading the pack by scooping two posthumous gongs.

The late singer beat the likes of Skepta, Kano and Michael Kiwanuka to pick up the awards for Best British Male Solo Artist, as well as the night’s most prestigious accolade, Best British Album.

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David Bowie was the night's big winner

His son Duncan Jones paid a touching tribute to his father, as he appeared on stage to collect the award at Wednesday (22 February) night’s ceremony, which was broadcast live from London’s O2 Arena. 

Elsewhere, there were wins for Little Mix, who won Best British Single for ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, and One Direction, whose final video ‘History’ won Best British Video, as voted for by viewers. 

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Little Mix won Best British Single

While grime artist Skepta led the nominations alongside Little Mix, he failed to bag a single award, losing British Breakthrough to Rag’N’Bone Man, as well as missing out on Best British Male Solo Artist and British Album Of The Year.

Skepta’s inclusion on the list came after accusations that last year’s nominations did not accurately reflect all genres of British music, and suggestions the voting academy had a racial bias. 

Elsewhere, The 1975 were also crowned Best British Group, while Adele was also honoured with a Global Success award.

Check out the full list of awards handed out below, with winners marked in bold.

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Anohni
Ellie Goulding
Lianne La Havas
Nao
Emeli Sandé

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BRITISH GROUP
The 1975
Bastillle
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
Radiohead

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BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
David Bowie
Craig David
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta

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Michael C Hall collected the award on behalf of David Bowies family
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Anne-Marie
Blossoms
Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
Skepta
Stormzy

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GLOBAL SUCCESS 
Adele

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Adele wasn't present to pick up her award, but sent in a video message
CRITICS’ CHOICE

Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
Anne-Marie
Dua Lipa

BRITISH SINGLE
James Arthur - ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
Clean Bandit - ‘Rockabye’
Coldplay - ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
Jonas Blue ft Dakota - ‘Fast Car’
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna - ‘This Is What You Came For’
Little Mix - ‘Shout Out To My Ex’
Callum Scott - ‘Dancing On My Own’
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson - ‘Girls Like’
Alan Walker - ‘Faded’
Zayn - ‘Pillowtalk’

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INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Bon Iver
Leonard Cohen
Drake
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

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Drake sent in a video message to collect his award
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Beyoncé

Christine and the Queens

Rihanna

Sia

Solange

INTERNATIONAL GROUP
A Tribe Called Quest
Drake and Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Twenty-One Pilots

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele - ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
James Arthur - ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
Clean Bandit - ‘Rockabye’
Jonas Blue ft Dakota - ‘Fast Car’
Coldplay - ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna - ‘This Is What You Came For’
Little Mix - ‘Hair’
One Direction - ‘History’
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson - ‘Girls Like’
Zayn - ‘Pillowtalk’ 

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Only Liam Payne could be bothered to turn up

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The 1975 - ‘I Like It When You Sleep...’
David Bowie - ‘Blackstar’
Kano - ‘Made In The Manor’
Michael Kiwanuka - ‘Love and Hate’
Skepta - ‘Konnichiwa’

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David Bowie's son picked up the award

BRITS ICON 

Robbie Williams

Brit Awards Red Carpet 2017
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