Little Mix have claimed their first ever Brit award, beating the likes of Coldplay, Rihanna, Coldplay and (ironically) Zayn Malik to take the ‘Best British Single’ award for their chart-topping ‘Shout Out To My Ex’.
This came after they narrowly missed out on the British Group gong, which went to The 1975, and the Music Video award, which went to One Direction for a fourth consecutive year, who won with ‘History’.
Success was also plentiful for the late David Bowie, who, following his recognition with the Icon Award in 2016, was awarded Best British Male and received the most prestigious award for Best British Album, for Blackstar, which sold over 120,000 copies during its first week, and was voted by The Edge writers as the best album of 2016. British success also came for Emeli Sande who recieved the Best British Female award for Long Live The Angels, and Adele who picked up the Global Success award, after 25 became the best-selling UK album for a second year in a row.
International success came for Drake (who collected International Male), Beyonce (for International Female) and A Tribe Called Quest (for International Group). Rag’n’Bone, off the success of his chart-topping album Human, picked up his second Brit, following his critics choice win, for British Breakthrough Act, beating Anne-Marie and Skepta in a hotly contested category. To round off the evening, Robbie Williams recieved the Brits Icon Award, celebrating his illustrious career, and number one album, The Heavy Entertainment Show.
The show also featured live performances from Little Mix, Robbie Williams, Skepta, Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and The Chainsmokers with Coldplay.
Check out Little Mix’s award-winning Shout Out to My Ex below: