Adele and Ed Sheeran win double at the Brit Awards


Last night saw the 32nd Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London and after the success Adele had at the Grammys last week we all knew who’d steal the show.

Adele won two out of three awards- Best Female Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album of the Year. We all knew this was expected, what came out of the blue for both the public and Adele herself was presenter James Corden quite tactfully cutting her off during her second speech. The biggest solo artist of the decade got cut off because the show had over run and Blur (who were awarded Outstanding Contribution to Music) had an eleven minute set to play to close the show. Worth it? I think not. The best song they played, Tender, came exclusively on the Backstage Show. Adele wasn’t happy and neither were the public or other celebs this morning.

The big shock of the night came from Halifax born Ed Sheeran. He scooped Best Male Solo Artist and Best British Breakthrough Act where he was up against the likes of Jessie J and Emeli Sandé. Sheeran’s wins came as some consolation for Yorkshire after Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys lost Best British group to Coldplay. It’s quite a shock but both bands have had a good year with number one charting albums.

The public will see it as no surprise that Rhianna won Best International Female, although it was surprising she wore a suitable amount of clothes during her performance. Lana Del Rey grabbed best Female International Breakthrough Act and Emeli Sandé won Critics’ choice.

Highlight of the night? Harry Styles of One Direction thanking BBC Radio 1 listeners for voting What Makes You Beautiful the Best British Single when it was Capital FM listeners that actually voted.

The night overall showed the UK what the Grammys showed the US, ballad singers will be dominating the music scene for a little while longer so get used to it.


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