Among the highlights at this year’s Brits was tearful Oscar-winner Adele emerging triumphant with four awards and the touching tribute to David Bowie. The late rocker’s Icon accolade was collected by actor Gary Oldman.
Here are 10 photos which encapsulate a memorable night.
1. Bowie remembered
David Bowie tribute (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
A touching tribute to the late rocker included tributes by actor Gary Oldman, singer Annie Lennox and a performance by Lorde.
2. Sadie Pinn’s cheeky surprise
Pam Hogg and guest (Ian West/PA)
The model arrived with yellow-haired Brits trophy designer Pam Hogg – and promptly stole the show. Sadie also surprised Ant and Dec during the live ITV broadcast.
3. Kylie’s gobsmacking gown
Kylie Minogue (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Gosh. Where does one even start?
4. Adele loses it
Adele (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Adele broke down in tears after winning the global artist accolade.
5.Drake bows to Rihanna
Drake and Rihanna (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Drake and Rihanna sizzled with a performance of Work.
6. Little Mix put on a show
LIttle Mix (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The X Factor winners’ performance of Black Magic was utter magic.
7. James Bay’s on fire
James Bay (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
It has to be said, he put on a scorching performance of Hold Back The River and was fab accompanying Justin Bieber.
8. Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne ham it up
Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Two One Direction members and one funny photo.
9. Justin Bieber from behind
Justin Bieber (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
When you’re this famous, there’s no need to see a face.
10. Purple suits Ant
Ant and Dec at the Brits (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Ant misunderstood Dec, his fellow Brits host, when instructed to do a costume change. He hit the stage in a ruffled ballgown instead of a tuxedo. It’s a bad joke, but a fab photo.
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