Hit singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named finest British male solo artist and United States celebrity Taylor Swift gained the worldwide feminine solo artist award at Wednesday evening´s Brit Awards.
Nation music sweetheart turned pop sensation Swift kicked off the evening on the O2 Enviornment in London with a pitch-perfect rendition of her newest single “Clean Area”, wearing a brief black go well with.
“I´ve been coming to England and taking part in exhibits for eight years and that is my first award. I´m so completely satisfied,” Swift mentioned as she accepted the prize at Britain´s reply to the Grammys.
She paid tribute to Sheeran, saying “Truthfully I do know I wouldn´t be up right here if it wasn´t for one among my finest associates who took me to pubs and taught me to make cup of tea and taught me all the pieces I do know concerning the UK.”
Sheeran referred to as it a ” good strategy to begin the evening” as he accepted his award, including later that it proved the enterprise of promoting data was not useless.
Fellow singer-songwriter Sam Smith, who led the nominations on the evening, gave a soulful efficiency of his runaway hit “Stick with Me”, named Track of the Yr on the Grammys earlier this month.
Smith later picked up the Brit´s international success awards, whereas the worldwide male solo artist award went to Pharrell Williams, who accepted the win with a video message telling the group it “means the world”.
Rap titan Kanye West was welcomed to the stage by his spouse, tv character Kim Kardashian, in a net-fronted black outfit, earlier than he carried out in entrance of a billowing tower of flame.
Veteran pop group Take That additionally carried out on the occasion, and queen of pop Madonna was additionally set to seem on the 35th version of the awards, her first look on the occasion for 20 years.
The 23-year outdated Sheeran beat fellow nominees Sam Smith, veteran Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame, George Ezra and Paolo Nutini to take his award for finest British male solo artist.
Rock duo Royal Blood, hailing from the coastal city of Brighton, was named finest British group, telling the group as they accepted the award that they’d fashioned the group in 2013 only for enjoyable.
London singer Paloma Religion made an emotional speech as she accepted the award for British feminine solo artist, beating Lily Allen, Ella Henderson, FKA Twigs and Jessie Ware and dedicating the win to “all of the underdogs”.
Swift beat superstars Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Sia and St. Vincent to be named finest worldwide feminine solo artist.