The world-conquering diva also took trophies for British female solo artist of the year and British single of the year, for lovelorn ballad "Hello", and album of the year for global chart-topper "25". The 19-year-old, who described Bowie as her hero in a touching moving Facebook post after news broke of his death, performed his track Life On Mars with his band.

Meanwhile, Kesha was this week denied attempts to break her contract with Sony by a New York Supreme Court Justice, despite claims of sexual assault from producer Dr. Luke, who denied the allegations.

The singer then won perhaps the biggest prize of the night - best British album - beating Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, James Bay and Jamie XX. "They could be us and we could be them, so we send them our love".

Bjork was named global female artist and accepted the prize via video while wearing a typically unusual outfit.

She is the most loved singing sensation of the recent times, her voice has enchanted many, and she is none other than Adele.

Less than an hour later she was back onstage to collect the Global Success gong, and following a video montage of her career to date, and an introduction from British astronaut Tim Peake from the International Space Station, Adele couldn't hold back the tears.

The band won for best British group for the fourth time, making them the most successful act in the category's history.

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Coldplay, who opened the show with Hymn For The Weekend and won the award for British group, are at number five. "I hope you're ok and not too hungry!"

The British artist also performed during the show, closing it with her flawless rendition of "When We Were Young".

Award hosts Ant and Dec were taken by surprise when a model wearing a mostly see-through all-in-one outfit came and stood between them as they announced singer Jess Glynne's performance. "Man, I'm shaking a little bit right now..."

She said: "I feel a bit worn out emotionally".

After cancelling her GRAMMYs performance last minute, people were anxious Rihanna might do the same for her BRITs performance.

Lorde's tribute to David Bowie got a standing ovation...

The 2016 Brit Awards and ITV are facing an Ofcom investigation after 66 complaints were made against Wednesday evening's ceremony.