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British singer Adele steals the show at BRIT Awards

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By Euronews
British singer Adele steals the show at BRIT Awards

British singer Adele has stolen the show at the BRIT music awards in London, scooping four trophies.

She picked up gongs for best British album, best female solo artist and best British single – as well as the “BRITs Global Success” award.

“I said it earlier, but to come back, I got really lost for a while and I didn’t know if I’d ever come back and for you all to be so kind to me is so nice,” Adele told the audience at the O2 music arena, where the ceremony was held.

Adele thanks her fans

Adele gets praise from space

Adele also won praise from high above, in space. Speaking from the International Space Station, British astronaut Tim Peake said: “Congratulations to the incredible Adele. She’s taken the world by storm and she’s a true global icon.”

Other winners

It was also a good night for James Bay, who picked up the gong for best British male. Coldplay scooped the award for best British group.

David Bowie tribute

There was also a tribute to late rock star David Bowie, who died last month. Friend, actor Gary Oldman, picked up a posthumous “BRIT Icon” award for the singer.

Full list of BRIT winners

The BRIT awards ceremony is regarded as the most prestigious in Britain’s mainstream music industry.

British Album of the Year: Adele, 25

British Single: Adele, Hello

British Female Solo Artist: Adele

British Male Solo Artist: James Bay

British Group: Coldplay

International Female Solo Artist: Bjork

International Male Solo Artist: Justin Bieber

International Group: Tame Impala

British Breakthrough Act: Catfish And The Bottlemen

BRITS Global Success Award: Adele

British Artist Video of the Year: One Direction, Drag Me Down

BRIT Icon Award: David Bowie

Critics’ Choice: Jack Garratt

British Producer: Charlie Andrew