BRIT Awards 2017: Little Mix and One Direction Win!

Little Mix won their 1st BRIT Award tonight. One Direction won their 7th BRIT award.

Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis (hosts of the X Factor and The Voice UK) joined forces tonight and hosted Brit Awards 2017 in the absence of the initially announced host Michael Buble.

The Winner’s List

As you can see below, David Bowie was honored for one last time with ‘Best Male Solo Artist’ and ‘British Album Of The Year’ awards. Adele was handed the ‘Global Success’ award. Rag’B’Bone Man won two awards for new artists – Critics’ Choice and British Breakthrough Act. Robbie Williams got the ‘BRITs Icon’ award.

Little Mix opened the show with a big performance of “Shout Out To My Ex”. Then they lost the ‘British Group’ award to The 1975. Luckily for them, the BRITs Academy decided that their single “Shout Out To My Ex” deserved the ‘British Single’ award.


X Factor judges Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger presented ‘British Artist Video of the Year’ award to One Direction’s Liam Payne. The final 5 nominees in this category were Coldplay and X Factor’s One Direction, Little Mix, ZAYN and James Arthur. Of course, Directioners had this award on lock for One Direction since the first round of voting, when there were 10 videos in the running. This is One Direction’s 7th Brit Award and their 4th Brit Award for Best British Video (They’ve won it every year since 2014 – that’s 4 years in a row.)

British Male Solo Artist
Craig David
David Bowie
Michael Kiwanuka

British Female Solo Artist
Ellie Goulding
Lianne La Havas
Emeli Sandé

British Single
‘Pillowtalk’ – Zayn
‘Rockabye’ – Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
‘Girls Like’ – Tinie Tempah ft. Zara Larsson
‘Fast Car’ – Jonas Blue ft. Dakota
‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ – James Arthur
‘Faded’ – Alan Walker
‘Hymn for the Weekend’ – Coldplay
‘Dancing on My Own’ – Calum Scott
‘Shout Out to My Ex’ – Little Mix
‘This is What You Came For’ – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

British Group
Biffy Clyro
The 1975
Little Mix

British Breakthrough Act
Rag’N’Bone Man

British Artist Video of the Year
‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ – Adele
‘This is What You Came For’ – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
‘Rockabye’ – Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
‘Hymn for the Weekend’ – Coldplay
‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ – James Arthur
‘Fast Car’ – Jonas Blue ft. Dakota
‘Hair’ – Little Mix ft. Sean Paul
‘History’ – One Direction
‘Girls Like’ – Tinie Tempah ft. Zara Larsson
‘Pillowtalk’ – Zayn

International Male Solo Artist
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist
Christine and the Queens

International Group
Twenty One Pilots
A Tribe Called Quest
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Drake & Future
Kings of Leon

British Album of the Year
I Like It When You Sleep For You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It – The 1975
Blackstar – David Bowie
Made in the Manor – Kano
Love & Hate – Michael Kiwanuka
Konnichiwa – Skepta

Global Success Award

Critics’ Choice Award
Rag’n’Bone Man
Dua Lipa

BRITs Icon Award
Robbie Williams

Rag’n’Bone Man accepts his 2017 Critics’ Choice Award | BRITs 2017 Nominations

Emeli Sandé wins British Female Solo Artist | The BRITs 2017

The 1975 win British Group | The BRITs 2017

David Bowie wins British Male Solo Artist | The BRITs 2017

Rag’n’Bone Man wins British Breakthrough Act | The BRITs 2017

Adele wins BRITs Global Success Award | The BRITs 2017

Drake wins International Male Solo Artist | The BRITs 2017

‘History’ by One Direction wins British Artist Video | The BRITs 2017

David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ wins MasterCard British Album of the Year | The BRITs 2017

‘Shout Out To My Ex’ by Little Mix wins British Single | The BRITs 2017

Check out the performances below. I will add them as I find them online. GIFs from the show can be found here.


Noteworthy: Little Mix opened the show with “Shout Out To My Ex”. Bruno Mars performed his new single, but it didn’t leave much of a mark. The 1975 performed a song from their sophomore album and their performance was interrupted several times by nasty critiques of their music. Emeli Sande delivered great vocals and Skepta rapped. Katy Perry performed her new single “Chained To The Rhythm” and had two skeletons that represented Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May on stage. Coldplay’s Chris Martin honored George Michael with a great performance of “A Different Corner”. Coldplay and The Chainsmokers also premiered their collaboration “Something Just Like This”, which is now available on all digital platforms. Ed Sheeran performed both “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape Of You” with rapper Stormzy. Robbie Williams closed the show with a medley of singles from his last album “Heavy Entertainment Show”.

Little Mix – Shout Out to My Ex (Live at the BRITs)

Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like [Live from the Brit Awards 2017]

Emeli Sandé – Hurts – Live at the BRIT Awards 2017

The 1975 – The Sound – Live at the BRIT Awards 2017

Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill & Shape Of You feat. Stormzy [Live from the Brit Awards 2017]

Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm – Live at the BRIT Awards 2017 ft. Skip Marley

About Mateja Praznik 1060 Articles
I recently graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover. I cover X Factor UK for