Last night 5.4 million viewers tuned in to watch Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis present the 37th BRIT awards bash from the 02 arena in London.

Advertisements

The Winners

Stand out winner of the night was #David Bowie who won Best Album for his final release 'Blackstar' and also best British male. The star who died last January, had previously only won four BRITs in his career. It did mean that grime favourite Skepta went away empty handed, but surely no-one could begrudge Bowie this final victory..

Advertisements

X Factor winners and international stars Little Mix picked up their first ever BRIT for their single 'Shout out to my ex'.

The other big winner of the night was Rag 'N'Bone Man who scooped two awards with critics choice and best British breakthrough act.

After some furore in previous years that voters have rejected coloured acts, Emeli Sande won best British female solo artist, Beyonce, best international female solo artist and A Tribe called Quest, best international group.

The Losers

Probably one of the best moments was during Katy Perry's performance of 'Slave to the Rhythm' featuring huge puppets representing Donald Trump and Theresa May. As dancers dressed as houses circled the stage one lost their footing and took an unceremonious tumble into the audience.

It wouldn't be the BRITs if it didn't overrun, (who can forget James Corden cutting short Adele's speech) and in true BRIT fashion Robbie Williams' performance of three of his songs overran and the winner of the BRIT icon award was left without sound as his performance was swiftly transferred to ITV2..

Advertisements

Moving tributes

After honouring David Bowie with two significant awards it was fitting that tributes should be paid to another star who passed away in 2016. And last night the remaining members of 'Wham!' Andrew Ridgeley and Pepsi and Shirlie made a heartfelt speech to the legacy of George Michael who died on Christmas Day saying that " his beautiful voice will live on forever as a gift to us all."

That was followed by a moving tribute from Coldplay's Chris Martin who sang #George Michael's 'A Different Corner' and dueted with a recording of the star's voice.

Once again this year's #BRIT awards will go down again as memorable.