Everything you need to know about The Brit Awards 2017

Congratulations to all the winners!

By Rebecca Shepherd, 23 February 2017
Everything you need to know about The Brit Awards 2017

There was a tribute to the late George Michael, a pretty dramatic fall by a backing dancer and a rather awkward stage dive from Coldplay's Chris Martin.

Despite there being humongous skeletons on stage, it was Katy Perry's backing dancer who stole the limelight

So, we guess you could say it was a pretty eventful evening at the Brit Awards 2017. 

The 37th annual awards at The 02 Arena in London took place on Wednesday February 22 where Little Mix opened the show giving a powerful performance of Shout Out to My Ex.

The feisty song later went on to be named British Single of the Year.

Accepting the accolade, band member Perrie Edwards said: "I'm sorry it took so long to get up here."

"We didn't know where to go because we didn't think we were going to get it," explained Jade Thirlwall. "We were just sitting chinwagging."

There were also performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Coldplay - where lead singer Chris Martin dived into a parting crowd - and Ed Sheeran – who performed a remix of his number one single Shape of You with grime artist Stormzy.


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Katy Perry also took to the stage to perform her new song, Chained to the Rhythm which has references to zombified people ‘living in a bubble’.

Pinstripe-clad Katy was accompanied on stage by a giant pair of skeletons and a fleet of moving houses...

Unfortuntately, it was the singer’s backing dancer who stole the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Take a look below where one of the dancing houses takes a tumble off the stage. *Tries not to laugh.

One of the most poignant moments of the night was when David Bowie, who passed away in January 2016 at age 69, was crowned British male artist of the year and won British album of the year for Blackstar.

The late star’s son, Duncan Jones, accepted the best album award on behalf of his father, who he said had "always been there supporting people who think they're a little bit weird or a little bit strange, a little bit different."

As well as rewarding Bowie, the show paid tribute to singer George Michael, who died on Christmas Day aged 53. Coldplay singer Chris Martin performed a moving rendition of Michael's, A Different Corner.

The complete list of the winners includes: 

Critics' Choice Award
Rag'n'Bone Man

British Female Solo Artist
Emeli Sandé

British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie

British Artist Video
One Direction, "History"

British Breakthrough Act
Rag'N'Bone Man

International Group
A Tribe Called Quest

Mastercard British Album of the Year
David Bowie, Blackstar

British Single
Little Mix, "Shout Out to My Ex"

British Group
The 1975

International Female Solo Artist

International Male Solo Artist

Brits Icon Award 
Robbie Williams