The annual Brit Awards returned on Tuesday, with a bunch of stars performing and collecting awards. James Corden presented the music filled show and there was even ‘Adele Gate’, which no one will forget in a hurry.
The Brit Awards has always been a rowdy event with controversy and speculation throughout the evening. This years was no different and it had some wonderful performances from Adele, Olly Murs, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Noel Gallagher, Florence and the Machine, Rihanna and a 11 minute performance from Blur. I loved Adele’s performance and it showed she is back on top form since her throat problems. Ed Sheeran also performed one of my favourite songs of the year ‘Lego House’ and showed you don’t need a huge spectacular performance to be amazing. Bruno and Olly’s performances were also really fun and I really enjoyed watching them. I weren’t so impressed with Rihanna with her wild performance and her voice doesn’t sound so amazing live. Blur’s performance went on and on and although I did enjoy a couple of the songs I don’t think I would want to sit through it again.We also saw short tributes to Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston. The tributes were very short and I did think It was amusing when James Corden said, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Amy Winehouse’ as if she was about to come down the stairs. The awards were the main focus of the night with many surprises and one shock when poor Adele was booted off due to time running out! Here’s a look at the awards:
Best Male Solo Artist- Ed Sheeran
I love Ed Sheeran’s album and I think he was a worthy winner for this award. His album is brilliant and songs such as The A Team, Drunk and Lego House have done fantastic. I think him and Adele show you don’t have to fit the mould to be a popstar.
Best Female Solo Artist- Adele
Obviously she was going to win this. Jessie J would have been another potential winner but Adele has had such a fantastic year and I was pleased to see her add another award to her collection after doing brilliantly with 21
Best British Breakthrough Act- Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran did it again and won a second award after a brilliant year. I think Jessie J again would have been a close second after having a fantastic year too but Ed’s album is amazing and his voice is stunning.
Best British Group- Coldplay
Coldplay was the winner, which wasn’t surprising after their comeback with ‘Paradise’. I think they will always be the ultimate British group.
Best British Single- One Direction-What Makes You Beautiful
This was a huge surprise to me due to other huge competition such as Adele’s Someone Like You, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, JLS and Olly. I am not fond of One Direction but I do like the song and they have a huge following.
Album Of The Year- Adele
She was going to win this whatever. After huge incredible sales, 21 is unforgettable across the world and definitely needs recognition.
Best International Male Solo Artist- Bruno Mars
I think Bruno deserved this win after huge success with his album. I love all the tunes from his album and I think only David Guetta would have his main competition. Also Bruno’s performance showed why he deserved that award.
Best International Female Solo Artist- Rihanna
Rihanna won the award for the second year running. This girl is featured on every single going and she is already working on ANOTHER album. Shame to see Beyonce and Lady Gaga miss out.
Best International Group-Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters again are one of those bands that will always be popular. Maroon 5 would have been quite big competition after several successful records this year. Foo Fighters did deserve the award.
Best International Breakthrough Act- Lana Del Rey
Was quite surprised to see Lana win, but she has a beautiful voice and I LOVE ‘Video Games’ and also ‘Born To Die’. She is definitely gaining popularity here now with her unusual voice. Nicki Minaj would have been a worthy winner.
So another incredible night at the Brits and a round of applause should be had for the winners, especially Adele and Ed Sheeran who are a breath of fresh air for UK music.