The 2017 Brits Awards, held on Feb 22 at The O2 in London, saw Robie Williams, 43, win the Icon Award, his eighteenth Brits, the maximum number won by anybody in the history of the prestigious awards. He followed it up with a stunning and superlative closing performance of ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’ and ‘Mixed Signals.’
It was an amazing night at the Brits and what better close out of the night could one hope for than what Robie put up for the audience. The stage kept bursting into colorful lights while Robie treated the audience to a cracker of a performance – he was like a man possessed.
Here’s a list of the nominees and winners in each category:
British Male Solo Artist – Presented by Zane Lowe, the British Male Solo Artist award winner is David Bowie from nominees Kano, Craig David, Michael Kiwanuka, and Skepta.
British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sandé wins this award presented by David Tennant. Other nominees were Ellie Goulding, Anohni, Lianne La Havas, and Nao.
British Group – Presented by Maisie Williams and Romesh Ranganathan the British Group award winner is 1975 winning it from Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Little Mix, Radiohead the other nominees for the award.
International Group – A Tribe Called Quest wins the International Group Award. The award was presented by Alice Levine, Clara Amfo, and Laura Jackson with the other nominees being Drake and Future, Kings of Leon, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Twenty One Pilots.
British Breakthrough Act – Rag’n’Bone Man wins this one presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora. Other nominees for the award were Anne-Marie, Blossoms, Skepta, and Stormzy.
Critics’ Choice – The Critics Choice award presented by Emeli Sandé was won by Rag’n’Bone Man with Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa being the other two choices for the award.
MasterCard British Album of the Year – Noel Gallagher presented this award to the winner David Bowie for the album Blackstar. Other nominees included 1975 for I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, Kano for Made in the Manor, Michael Kiwanuka for Love & Hate, and Skepta for Konnichiwa.
British Single of the Year – The winner of this award, presented by Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby, is Little Mix for Shout Out to My Ex. Other nominations were Faded by Alan Walker, Dancing On My Own by Calum Scott, This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna, Rockabye by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay, Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur, Fast Car by Jonas Blue featuring Dakota, Girls Like by Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson, and Pillowtalk by Zayn.
International Male Solo Artist – Alice Levine, Clara Amfo, and Laura Jackson presented this award to winner Drake while the other nominees were Bon Iver, Bruno Mars, Leonard Cohen, and The Weeknd.
International Female Solo Artist – The nominees for this award were Beyoncé, Christine, and the Queens, Rihanna, Sia, and Solange with Beyonce winning the award which was presented by Alice Levine, Clara Amfo, and Laura Jackson.
British Video – Presented by Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger the winner of this award is One Direction for History with the other nominees being Coldplay for Hymn for the Weekend, James Arthur for Say You Won’t Let Go, Little Mix featuring Sean Paul for Hair, and Zayn for Pillowtalk.
BRITs Global Success – Presented by Naomi Campbell and Jonathan Ross the winner of this award is Adele. BRITs Icon Award – Last but by no means the least was the BRITs Icon Award which was won by Robbie Williams presented by Take That.