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Late David Bowie honoured with two wins at BRIT Awards

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 01:38

Late music icon David Bowie was the big winner at the BRITs in London on Wednesday (February 22), taking the British male solo artist and album of the year prizes at the UK's top music awards. Mia Womersley reports.

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It was all about Bowie. The late musical superstar winning two BRIT awards on Wednesday (February 22) night. The icon took the prizes for British male solo artist and album of the year. The pop chameleon released his last album, "Blackstar," days before his death from cancer in January. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SON OF DAVID BOWIE, DUNCAN JONES, SAYING: "This award is for all the kooks and all the people who make the kooks." The evening saw performances from Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. American singer Katy Perry sang alongside dancers wearing models of white houses and two giant skeletons. Viewers speculating on social media they looked like President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May when they met in Washington. Singer George Michael, who died in December, was honoured with a tribute of his song "A Different Corner," performed by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Other winners included girl band Little Mix for "British single" and Emeli Sande for the "British female solo artist" prize. Singer-songwriter Rag'n'Bone Man, already announced as the "critics choice" pick, also walked away with "British breakthrough act." And Adele picked up the "BRITS global success award".

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Late David Bowie honoured with two wins at BRIT Awards

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 01:38