David Bowie poised to win two Brits, a year after his death

Emeli Sande won British Female Solo Artist, Adele was presented with the Global Success Award, British Group went to The 1975 and International Group and Male and Female Solo Artist went to A Tribe Called Quest, Drake and Beyonce.

Several Scots are in the running tonight with Calvin Harris also nominated for Best Single, British Single and British Artist Video Of The Year with Rihanna for This Is What You Came For.

Organizers said the show will also include a tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas Day at age 53.

I lost my dad a year ago but I also became a dad. When Bowie won the same award at the Brits in 2014, he sent supermodel Kate Moss, dressed as his character Ziggy Stardust, to collect it for him.

Little Mix opened the show at London's O2 Arena with "Shout Out To My Ex".

"If David Bowie could be here tonight, he probably wouldn't be here tonight", Hall said of the famously elusive musician.

All last year's British nominees were white, and protesters rallied under the hashtag #britssowhite.

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A spokeswoman for the Brits confirmed that a tribute for the late pop star would take place, but did not give any further details.

Sande can be backed at 1-2 ahead of Goulding (5-1), Anohni, Lianne La Havas, and Nao (all 7-1).

He said: "This is fantastic, thank you so much".

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Also nominated: Anne-Marie, Blossoms, Skepta, Stormzy.

Luckily, Holly made it in time, arriving on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony with just enough time to pose for pictures.

  • Carlos Nash