The BRITs Awards annually attract world-wide attraction with British being some of the best performers globally. Take the group, One Direction for example who still bags the British Artists Video even after three years. During the 2016 awards they received the award for their video of Drag Me Down.
Best Male Solo Artist
Nominees: Mark Ronson, Jamie xx, Calvin Harris, Aphex Twin
Best Female Solo Artist
Nominees: Laura Marling, Jess Glynne, Florence + the Machine, Amy Winehouse
Nominees: Years & Years, One Direction, Foals, Blur
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Nominees: Years &Years, Wolf Alice, Jess Glynne, James Bay
International Female Solo Artist
Brit Global Icon Award
Two of David Bowie’s closest friends, Gary Oldman and Annie Lennox accepted his award and paid tribute to him. Lorde performed his track Life on Mars in a touching performance.
International Male Solo Artist
MasterCard British Album of the Year
Adele – 25
Nominees: Years & Years, Philip George – Wish You Were Mine, Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato –Up, Little Mix – Black Magic, Jess Glynnes – Hold My Hand, James Bay – Hold Back The River, Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do, Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream, Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love.
ADELE – 25
Nominees: James xx – In Colour, James Bay – Chaos and the Calm, Florence + the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
Best Artist Video
One Direction – Drag Me Down
Nominees: Years & Years – King, Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall, Naughty Boy ft. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin, Little Mix – Black Magic, Jessie J – Flashlight, Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do, ED Sheeran – Photograph, Calvin Harris & the Disciples – How Deep is Your Love, Adele – HELLO.