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Drake wins International Male Solo Artist at Brits


Drake has won the award for best International Male Solo Artist at this year's Brits.

The award comes just two months after the Canadian artist was named the most streamed artist of 2016 by music streaming service Spotify and his song 'One Dance' was revealed to be the streaming service's most listened to song of all time.

Little Mix's Shout Out to My Ex wins Best British Single

Little Mix have won the Best British Single award Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Little Mix's Shout Out to My Ex has won the Best British Single award at the Brits.

It is the first ever Brit award for the four-piece girl band who missed out last year despite being nominated twice.

Squealing with excitement the girls admitted on stage "we didn't think we were going to get it" before saying "cheers to our exes ... this is for you lads".


Emotional tributes paid to George Michael at Brits

George Michael Credit: PA

Former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley, accompanied by Pepsi and Shirlie, have paid tribute to George Michael at the Brits.

Ridgeley described his friend as "a supernova in a ferment of shining stars" in an emotional speech honouring the star.

Fighting to hold back the tears Shirlie added: "George was like a brother to me. And will always be ..."

She said: "His wonderful way with words spoke to everyone. And his beautiful voice will live on forever as a gift to us all."

Coldplay's Chris Martin also played a musical tribute to Michael with a beautiful rendition of the late star's 'A Different Corner'.

Rag'n'Bone Man wins Best British Breakthrough Act

Rag'n'Bone Man Credit: Brit Awards

Rag'n'Bone Man has been named Best British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards.

Thanking his fans he said: "I'm nearly speechless, for real."

He added: "This means a lot to me, I'm like ten years deep in this so, yeh, I don't know what else to say. I thought I was going to be able to reel off something but I can't, I'm speechless."

David Bowie wins British Male Solo Artist at Brits

David Bowie Credit: PA

David Bowie, who died on January 10 last year, has been named best British Male Solo Artist at the Brits.

Collecting the award on his behalf actor Michael C Hall said he was honoured to "accept this testament to a man beholden to nothing but his own boundless imagination and daring whose ever expanding artistic vitality simultaneously soothes us and sears us and astonishes us."

The 1975 win British Group award at Brits

The 1975 won the best British Group award Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The 1975 have been named best British Group at the 2017 Brit Awards.

Describing the win as "mental" the group used their time on the stage to send a message.

They said: "A lot of the time people in pop music and in the broader public consciousness are told to stay in their lane, you stay in your lane when it comes to talking about social issues. But if you have a platform don't do that please don't do that."

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