The BRIT Awards 2015 took place once again in a bustling and chilly London last night; the 25th ofÂ February. The famous awards show, as usual, did not disappoint; featuring performances from Kanye, Ed Sheeran, and the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna.
The wonderful Ed Sheeran was a winner of two out of four BRITs he was nominated for. Sheeran claimed the highly sought after prize of Best Album for his second album â€˜Xâ€™, and he also secured the BRIT for British Male Solo Artist. These were definitely well deserved.
Sam Smith also won two awards, shortly after celebrating his GRAMMY success. Smith won the BRIT for British Breakthrough Act, along with the impressive Global Success Award. Finishing it off for the solo men, Pharrell Williams claimedÂ the award for International Male Sole Artist.
Unsurprisingly, Mark Ronson won the prize for Best british song with â€˜Uptown Funkâ€™ â€“ we still canâ€™t get enough of that beat. The fabulous Paloma Faith won the BRIT for British Female Solo Artist, and Miss Taylor Swift won the BRIT for International Female Solo Artist.
The Brit Award for British Group went to the cool Royal Blood, and the Brit Award for International Group went to the amazing Foo Fighters.Â A favourite of Verge, James Bay won the Criticsâ€™ Choice Award.Â And of course, no BRIT awards would be complete without a prize for One Direction, who won Best Video for â€˜You & Iâ€™.
The performances were kicked off with Taylor Swiftâ€™s anthem â€˜Blank Spaceâ€™. Taylor killed it, Â wearing an apt boyfriend jacket and finishing her look with her voluminous blonde bob .
Taylor was followed by the incredible Sam Smith, who hit all his notes effortlessly with his caramel-smooth voice.
The next performance was by Brit winning British Group Royal Blood, who changed up the tempo with their rock anthem â€˜Figure it Outâ€™.
Ed Sheeran took to the stage to perform a stripped down version of his collaboration single with Rudimental â€“ â€˜Bloodstreamâ€™. With just himself and his guitar in the spotlight, Sheeranâ€™s performance was absolutely incredible as usual.
In another change of tempo, Kanye West was next to perform with a new track named â€˜All Dayâ€™ with a jam-packed stage of people clothed in Kanye’s signature all black everything. Kanye even gave British grime artist Skepta a shoutout at the end of his performance. Â (Performance includes language that some people may find offensive)Â
Take That also reunited to perform, and Bristolian George Ezra gave an awesome rendition of his anthem â€˜Budapestâ€™, weâ€™re pretty sure that George Ezra will be winning the BRIT for Male Solo Artist in the near future.
Another BRIT winner, Paloma Faith gave a dramatic and incredible performance of her song â€˜Only Love can Hurt Like Thisâ€™ â€“ Faith was centre stage underneath a shower of rain, hitting every super high note with confidence and authority.
To finish, Madonna performed at the BRITs for the first time in 20 years. The performance has been talked about everywhere because Madge took a pretty bad tumble due to a wardrobe malfunction. However, like the true professional Madonna is, she got straight up and carried on like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Kudos.