By Euro Weekly News Media • 23 February 2017 • 10:50
David Bowie performing in 1987
DAVID BOWIE dominated the 2017 Brit awards while George Michael received a series of emotional tributes.
Bowie, who died last January, was awarded best British male and his last long player Blackstar won best British album at the glitzy event in London’s O2 arena.
His son, Duncan Jones, spoke about the star’s legacy when collecting the best album gong.
“He’s always been there supporting people who think they’re a little bit weird or a little bit strange. He’s always been there for them.
“This award is for all the kooks and all the people who make the kooks,” he said.
Duncan Jones’ speech at the Brit Awards ©Dror Nahum/Youtube
The Brits also paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas Day.
Former Wham! Bandmates Andrew Ridgeley, Pepsi and Shirlie gave an emotional speech, saying: “His beautiful voice will live on forever as a gift to us all.”
Coldplay’s Chris Martin then performed a moving duet with George Michael via a recording of the late singer’s A Different Corner.
Katy Perry performed her new single, Chained To the Rhythm, surrounded by dancers dressed as white houses while skeletal mannequins of Theresa May and Donald Trump roamed the staged.
As the song reached its climax, one of the dancers comically missed their footing and fell off the stage.
Little Mix’s Shout Out To My Ex won best British single while Robbie Williams was presented with the Icon award.
Ed Sheeran performed Shape of You, currently number one on the charts, alongside Stormzy.
Here’s the full tribute to George Michael, including Chris Martin’s performance (starting at 9:26).
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