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BRIT Awards 2016 Winners List: See the live stream now

The U.K. celebrates Adele, James Bay, and more.

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It’s been a good year to be a British musician. Coldplay headlined the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Adele smashed music industry records left and right, and and Ed Sheeran recently nabbed his first Grammy for Song of the Year.

The 2016 BRIT Awards took place Wednesday in London and honored the achievements of these British singers, groups, and songwriters, and more. The show will consist of 11 awards and performances by Adele, the Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Little Mix, James Bay, and Jess Glynne. Rihanna performed “Work” with Drake and “Consideration” with SZA. Lorde also performed a touching tribute to David Bowie’s life and legacy, and was introduced by Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman.

2016 BRIT Awards nominees:

British Male Solo Artist

Aphex Twin

Calvin Harris

WINNER: James Bay

Jamie xx

Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist


Amy Winehouse

Florence + the Machine

Jess Glynne

Laura Marling

British Group


WINNER: Coldplay


One Direction

Years & Years

British Producer of the Year

WINNER: Charlie Andrew

Mark Ronson

Mike Crossey

Tom Dalgety

British Single

WINNER: Adele – “Hello”

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Ed Sheeran & Rudimental – “Bloodstream”

Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

James Bay – “Hold Back The River”

Jess Glynn – “Hold My Hand”

Little Mix – “Black Magic”

Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato – “Up”

Philip George – “Wish You Were Mine”

Years & Years – “King”

British Artist Video

Adele – “Hello”

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Ed Sheeran – “Photograph”

Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

Jessie J – “Flashlight”

Little Mix – “Black Magic”

Naughty Boy ft. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin – “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”

WINNER: One Direction – “Drag Me Down”

Sam Smith – “Writing’s On The Wall”

Years & Years – “King”

British Breakthrough Act

WINNER: Catfish and the Bottlemen

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years

British Album of the Year

WINNER: Adele – 25

Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams

Florence + the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

James Bay – Chaos and the Calm

Jamie xx – In Colour

International Male Solo Artist


Father John Misty

WINNER: Justin Bieber

Kendrick Lamar

The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande


Courtney Barnett

Lana Del Rey

Meghan Trainor

International Group

Alabama Shakes

Eagles of Death Metal

Major Lazer

WINNER: Tame Impala