The Brit Awards is highly prestigious award ceremoy, and the honour of hosting this year’s event fell upon Emma Willis and Dermot O’Learly, after Michael Bublé had to pull out. Brilliant performances by Little Mix, Bruno Mars, Emeli Sandé, The 1975, Katy Perry & Skip Marley, Skepta, Coldplay & The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran ft. Stormzy, and Robbie Williams.
However, the most confusing performance to those watching was The 1975’s, who many claimed “were being hacked”; others, however, were just confused:
However, eagle eyed fans will recognise this interruption from The 1975’s ‘The Sound’ music video. The performance wasn’t hacked, after all, as you see below. You can watch the 1975’s ‘The Sound’ music video here.
Despite the confusion, the 1975 triumphed over popular bands such as Little Mix, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, and Radiohead to claim the awarfd for Best British Group. Matt Healy, frontman of the band, said:
“This is mental. We’ve been a band since we were 13, for 14 years now. The only thing we tried to do with our album was to get to that place… And I just want to say… if you have a platform, don’t [stay in your lane].”
The ceremony included a tribute to George Michael, which was presented by former Wham! member Andrew Ridgeley, along with Helen ‘Pepsi’ Demacque and Shirlie Holliman. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin gave an emotional rendition of George Michael’s A Different Corner for the tribute.
The full list of winners can be found here:
Global Success Award: Adele
Best International Male: Drake
Best Internatonal Group: A Tribe Called Quest
Best British Video: One Direction’s “History”
Best British Female Solo Artist: Emeli Sandé
Best British Male Solo Artist: David Bowie
Best British Group: The 1975
Best British Breakthrough Act: Rag N’ Bone Man
Best Single: Little Mix’s “Shout Out To My Ex”
Icon Award: Robbie Williams