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David Bowie Wins Big, But Grime Artists Go Home Empty-Handed At The 2017 BRIT Awards


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The late David Bowie was the big winner at last night’s Brit Awards, winning two of the biggest categories in Best British Male artist and Best British Album for his final record, Blackstar.

The iconic and influential singer died on January 10th last year, and while the BRITs paid tribute to him at the 2016 ceremony, it was the 2017 edition in which Bowie was posthumously nominated for his final works.

“He's always been there supporting people who think they're a little bit weird or a little bit strange. He's ways been there for them. This award is for all the kooks and all the people who make the kooks,” said Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, collecting the best album prize.

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Olly Murs Pulls Out Of BRIT Awards Launch Show Because He Hasn't Been Nominated


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Olly Murs has thrown his toys out of the pram and reportedly decided not to perform at the Brit Awards launch show this weekend, having learned that he isn’t going to be nominated in any of the categories.

The former ‘X Factor’ finalist released his latest album, 24 Hrs, back in November last year and is reportedly “gutted” that he’s been overlooked yet again for even one BRIT Award. Consequently, The Sun reports that he has pulled out of his scheduled performance on Saturday night (January 14th) at which the nominations will be announced.

Olly MursOlly Murs has apparently quit the BRIT Awards launch show because he hasn't been nominated

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Michael Buble To Host The 2017 Brit Awards


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Michael Buble has confirmed that he’ll be the next host of the Brit Awards, replacing previous hosts Ant & Dec starting with the 2017 awards.

Although born in Canada and now a naturalised Italian citizen as of 2005, Buble has often credited the United Kingdom with breaking his career in the first place, and described the opportunity to host the annual Brit Awards ceremony – the industry’s most prestigious in the UK – as a “great honour”.

“I belong to the UK. They made me,” the 41 year old singer said to BBC News in a statement. “So to be honoured by being asked to do something like the Brits, it's a privilege, it really is.”

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Brit Awards Promises To Diversify For Next Year's Ceremony


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Brit Awards bosses have promised to make next year’s ceremony more diverse, after facing criticism over last month’s nominees. At this year’s awards the only non-white nominees were in the international artist categories and chairman Ged Doherty has promised this will not be the case going forward.

Adele Brit AwardsThe Brit Awards have announced changes to help increase diversity.

In an open letter Doherty said: “There was an elephant in the room at the O2. As chairman of the BPI, the music association which organises the awards, I can tell you that it was sat firmly on my lap.”

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Perrie Edwards Suffers Burns To Her Arms After Boiler Explodes


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Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards has been left with nasty burns on her hands and arms after an accident involving her boiler at her new home in Surrey.

The 22 year old singer took to the group’s official Twitter account to reveal a couple of pictures which show some painful-looking blisters and scalds on both her hands and up her forearms, which happened after the pilot light on her boiler “blew up” on Thursday night (February 25th).

“So today I had an accident… and by accident I mean I accidentally set myself on fire,” Perrie wrote. “The pilot light on my boiler blew up and it set my arm/hand on fire. Not a pleasant experience.”

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Drake 'Signs' To Skepta's Independent Grime Label Boys Better Know


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Canadian rapper Drake, one of the biggest names in hip-hop, has surprisingly signed with a tiny independent label in London – according to Instagram at least.

The 29 year old star performed alongside Rihanna to an audience of millions at the televised Brit Awards on Wednesday night, but eschewed the glad-handing and back-slapping of the afterparty at London’s O2 Arena for a tiny venue in the East End, where he performed as a special guest of rap collective Section Boyz.

Fans who turned out at the tiny Village Underground venue to see the South London group were left gobsmacked when Drake, the biggest selling hip hop artist in America for the last half-decade, was brought out as a surprise guest.

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Louis Tomlinson Speaks About First-Time Fatherhood; Expresses Interest In 'The X Factor'


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Louis Tomlinson has opened up about fatherhood, describing being a dad to his newborn son Freddie as “intense” but “exciting”.

The 24 year old One Direction singer attended the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday night (February 24th) and accepted the prize for Best Video, as voted for by the public, for last year’s single ‘Drag Me Down’.

In 2016, Tomlinson has been getting to grips with first-time fatherhood since his ex-girlfriend Brianna Jungwirth gave birth to their son, Freddie Reign, back in January. Speaking to ITV2 outside the O2 Arena, he said that “[Fatherhood] is good. It's intense. It's really exciting. This is my first time away from Freddie so it's tough.”

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David Bowie's Son Praises Brit Awards Tribute


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David Bowie’s son has praised the Brit Awards tribute to his father’s influence carried out by Gary Oldman and Lorde last night.

The 2016 Brit Awards, held at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday night, saw the late pop legend honoured with a Brits Icon Award presented by Oldman, followed by a performance of ‘Life On Mars?’ which saw Lorde supported by Bowie’s backing band. Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox presented the award near the end of the evening, which Bowie’s friend Oldman accepted on his behalf.

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Adele Sweeps Brit Awards With Four Victories


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Adele dominated at this year’s Brit Awards, taking home four of the biggest awards of the night in addition to her show-stopping performance of new single ‘When We Were Young’ at the end of the evening.

The 27 year old Tottenham-born singer was named best British Female Solo Artist at the start of the ceremony, and her night only got better from that point onwards, as she also netted the Global Success Award, best British Single for ‘Hello’ and the evening’s most prestigious prize, best British Album for 25.

Adele’s acceptance speeches were among the viral moments of the evening, as she became increasingly lost for words as the evening went on. “To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much,” she said, “I got really lost for a while and I didn't know if I'd ever come back. For you all to be so kind to me is so nice.”

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Justin Bieber Says Fans Shouldn't Idolise Him, Because He'll Only "Disappoint" Them


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Less than a day ahead of the Brit Awards and his scheduled performance, expected to be one of the most lavish in the ceremony’s history, Justin Bieber has given a new interview condemning the nature of stardom, claiming that fans shouldn’t idolise any pop singers, even himself.

“I would really suggest to people, ‘Don’t put your faith in me’. Because I’m gonna disappoint you every time,” he told British newspaper The Mirror on Wednesday (February 24th). “Yeah. It’s scary. But I want them to know that I’m not going to be able to solve their problems… I’m not that higher power.”

Justin BieberJustin Bieber spoke ahead of his Brit Awards performance on Wednesday

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James Bay, Years & Years And Adele Lead Brits 2016 Nominations


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The Brit Awards are coming tonight (February 24th 2016) and so the nominations are up for this year's best British pop acts. James Bay, Years & Years and, predictably enough, Adele lead the pack with four nominations each, while Amy Winehouse gets a posthumous nod in the Best Female Artist category.

AdeleWill Adele win Female Soloist?

After becoming 2015's Brits 'Critics' Choice' award winner with the release of his debut album 'Chaos and the Calm', singer-songwriter James Bay has found himself one to beat at the 2016 ceremony. He's up for British Breakthrough Act, Male Solo Artist, Mastercard's Album Of The Year and British Single with 'Hold Back The River'.

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Brit Awards 2015 Nominations Announced: Sam Smith, George Ezra And Royal Blood Are Major Contenders


Brit Awards Sam Smith George Ezra Royal Blood Ed Sheeran Ella Henderson FKA Twigs Alt-J Clean Bandit One Direction Calvin Harris Duke Dumont Mark Ronson Route 94 Sigma Hozier 5 Seconds of Summer John Legend Beck Sia Taylor Swift Foo Fighters James Bay

The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.

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Sam Smith leads nominations

Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.

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Years And Years, George The Poet And James Bay Shortlisted For Brit’s Critics Choice Award


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The three nominees for this year’s Critics’ Choice award at The Brits have just been announced. Cambridge-educated “urban wordsmith” George The Poet will face off against electropop trio Years And Years and singer songwriter James Bay for the award,  the winner of which will be announced on December 4th.

Sam SmithSam Smith won the critics choice award last year

Last year the award was won by Sam Smith, whose debut album In The Lonely Hour went on to become 2014's best-selling debut. Previous recipients have also included Adele, Jessie J, Florence and the Machine and Emeli Sande.

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Who Is BRIT Awards Winner Sam Smith?


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Sam Smith is fast becoming one of the most recognised names in the music biz, particularly after his successes at last week's Brit Awards and Sunday's news that he is top of the UK singles chart. In October 2012 he featured on the Disclosure single 'Latch', which catapulted both Sam and the now hugely successful electronic music duo, into the limelight. The catchy tune reached number eleven in the UK charts and paved the way for Sam’s next single, "La La La", which he co-released with British DJ and songwriter, Naughty Boy. "La La La" went on to secure the UK charts number one spot in May 2013, which can definitely be held as a contributing factor towards his nomination for the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award as well as his achievement topping the BBC Sound of 2014 Poll.

sam smith brit awards Sam Smith has just won his first BRIT award

On Wednesday night, Sam went on to win his first BRIT award and it looks like this is just the beginning of the budding musicians career. But who is Sam Smith? Since he appeared on the scene back in 2012 his name has been everywhere but some of us are still none the wiser about who the man behind the voice really is.

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Calvin Harris and Rita Ora - The Brit Awards (Brit's) 2014 held at the O2 - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 19th February 2013

Calvin Harris and Rita Ora

5 Seconds of Summer, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings and Ashton Irwin - The 2014 Master Card Brit Awards held at the O2 - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 19th February 2014

5 Seconds Of Summer, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings and Ashton Irwin

One Direction, Justin Timberlake Rack Up Brit Awards Nominations


Brit Awards Justin Timberlake One Direction Bastille David Bowie Lorde Lady GaGa Katy Perry

We are again right in the middle of awards season, and that doesn't just mean the Oscars. The Brit Awards have announced their 2014 nominations, and there aren't many surprises.

BastilleBastille performs at Koko in London

The two leading artists are, as they should be, British acts. According to MTV, Disclosure and Bastille were each nominated for four awards, but the rest of the nominations were for artists all over the world.

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Sam Smith Named Winner Of Brits 2014 Critics' Choice


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Sam Smith has had a year to remember in 2013, but this year of success may very well be only the start of his rise to musical stardom as his considerable talents continue to get noticed. His latest bit of recognition came last night (11 Dec.) when he was chosen as The Brits 2014 Critics' Choice, an honour that has predicted the success of Adele, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and Tom Odell in the past.

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Smith is continuing his rise to the top with his Brits win

"It means the world to me, it's the only award i really care about. I've watched the BRITs religiously every single year," he said in a statement released on the Brits' website. "I'm such a massive fan of female singers and some of the females who have won this award have been my biggest inspirations, so to even be nominated means a lot to me, a lot."

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Hayley Westenra - The Classic Brit Awards 2013 held at the Royal Albert Hall - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st January 2000

Hayley Westenra

Charlotte Jaconelli - The Classic Brit Awards 2013 held at the Royal Albert Hall - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd October 2013

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Depeche Mode's BRIT Annoyance


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Depeche Mode are annoyed by "some of the bands who have won" a BRIT Award.

The most successful electronic band in music history only have a solitary BRIT Award under their belt yet have sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide, but they feel let down they have never been given a Lifetime Achievement award, which has been given to bands including Spice Girls and Status Quo in the past.

Multi-instrumentalist Andy Fletcher said: "It annoys us when you see some of the bands who have won it."

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Nick Grimshaw - Harry Styles, Nick Grimshaw, Jaime Winstone and friends all head back to a private address in north west London at Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st February 2013

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The Blandest Brits In Years? Ben Howard Provides Only Real Surprise With Double Win (Pictures)


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Last night’s Brits ceremony could well have been the blandest Brits in years. Aside from a frisson of post-breakup tension between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift (who took to the stage wearing a sexy black hot-pant jumpsuit with gold embellishments) there was little in the way of shock, surprises, or backstage gossip (or if there is, it hasn’t made it’s way down to us yet!).

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Taylor Swift arrived in a long black dress before changing into her skimpier stage outfit

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Demi Lovato - Brit Awards After Party At Hakkasan at Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th February 2013

Demi Lovato

Rita Ora and Vera Sahatciu - Three Six Zero and Roc Nation Brit Awards after party at Hakkasan - Departures at Brit Awards - London - Thursday 21st February 2013

Rita Ora and Vera Sahatciu

Berenice Marlohe - The 2013 Brit Awards (Brits) at Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th February 2013

Berenice Marlohe

Harry Styles - The 2013 Brit Awards (Brits) held at the O2 Arena - Outside Arrivals at O2 Arena, Brit Awards - London, England - Wednesday 20th February 2013

Harry Styles

Taylor Swift, Emeli Sande And Jessie J Mumford The Stand Outs As Stars Arrive For The Brit Awards 2013 (Pictures)


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It might be the Brit Awards 2013 tonight, but as far as the press were concerned, it was a star from the US who captivated them as the stars arrived for the UK's musical industry awards showcase this evening in London (February 20, 2013). Much has been made of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles both being at the event tonight, and it's believed that they're to keep kept apart; that's just as well because if he gets a sight of Taylor tonight we reckon he'll be itching to get back together with her.  

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Taylor Swift turns up for tonight's Brit Awards

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BRIT Awards 2013 Nominees Announced: Diverse? Or Just Weird?


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This year’s Brit Awards nominations look as though they were concocted by a group of strangers, with wildly different cultural backgrounds, on a drunken night out. Is this a sign that the mainstream music world is finally starting to accept that it’s becoming more and more acceptable to have diverse musical tastes? Or are the organisers of the BRITS simply trying to spark controversy? have they lost the plot? Or is this an honest reflection of the mindset of a 2013 British music buying public? Let’s take a look at the evidence, and scrutinise some of the more baffling categories…

British Female Solo Artist Nominees – One of the more sensitive and contentious issues, here, in the British female solo artist category. Of the five nominees, only four of them were alive this year. We understand that Amy Winehouse has a lasting legacy in British pop music. We understand that she was – and, in many ways remains - a tour de force. But, for the sake of the awards, we simply have to ask, at the risk of sounding flippant, what has Amy Winehouse done for British music in the last 12 months? Sadly, nothing. Her posthumous album (released in December 2011, we should add), Lioness: Hidden Treasures was politely and quietly denounced for being little more than cuttings from the studio floor. We simply can’t get our heads around her inclusion on this list. With Bat For Lashes throw in as the ‘alternative’ wild card, to lend a touch of outsider cool to the category, it’s between Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith and Jessie Ware to catch this one, we reckon. 

Watch Jessie Ware's video for 'Sweet Talk'

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