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BRIT Awards 2016 winners list: Adele, James Bay, and more take home awards

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