2017 Brit Awards

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37th Brit Awards
Brit Awards 2017 logo.jpg
Date22 February 2017
VenueThe O2 Arena
Hosted byDermot O'Leary
Emma Willis
Most awardsDavid Bowie and Rag'n'Bone Man (2)
Most nominationsAnne-Marie (4)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkITV
ITV2 (Red Carpet)
YouTube
Viewership5.4 million[1]

The 2017 Brit Awards were held on 22 February 2017 and was the 37th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards.[2] The awards ceremony were held at The O2 Arena in London.[2] Emma Willis hosted The Brits Are Coming, the launch show to reveal this year's nominees which was broadcast live for the first time, on 14 January 2017. Robbie Williams was given the Brits Icon Award the previous November during a special concert held in his honour at Troxy in London. Architect Dame Zaha Hadid designed the Brit Award statuette that was to be given to the winners.[3]

On 13 January 2017, it was confirmed that YouTube star Caspar Lee would be the BRITs Digital Presenter. Singer Michael Bublé was set to host but later pulled out on 18 January 2017 due to his son battling liver cancer and is "determined to focus on his son's recovery". On 31 January 2017, it was confirmed that Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis would present the ceremony, replacing Bublé.[4] Alice Levine, Clara Amfo and Laura Jackson covered the loss from Red Carpet and Backstage on ITV2.[5]

The ceremony included a tribute to the late George Michael, which was presented by former Wham! member Andrew Ridgeley alongside associated duo members Helen "Pepsi" DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman.[6] The lead vocalist of Coldplay, Chris Martin, sang "A Different Corner" in the tribute.[7][8]

Performances[edit]

Pre-ceremony[edit]

Artist Song UK Singles Chart reaction UK Albums Chart reaction
Craig David "Nothing Like This"
"Ain't Giving Up"
N/A Following My Intuition – 55 (+3)
Christine and the Queens "Tilted" 97 (re-entry) Chaleur humaine – 36 (–5)
Calum Scott "Dancing On My Own" 46 (+2) N/A
Rag'n'Bone Man "Human" 2 (+/–) N/A

Main show[edit]

Artist Song UK Singles Chart reaction UK Albums Chart reaction
Little Mix "Shout Out to My Ex" 36 (–1) Glory Days – 8 (+1)
Bruno Mars "That's What I Like" 72 (debut) 24K Magic – 12 (+2)
Emeli Sandé "Hurts" N/A Long Live the Angels – 28 (+6)
The 1975 "The Sound" 68 (re-entry) The 1975 – 59 (+26)
I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It – 18 (+34)
Chris Martin
George Michael
"A Different Corner" N/A Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael – 11 (+2)
Twenty Five – 72 (+3)
Katy Perry
Skip Marley
"Chained to the Rhythm" 5 (+2) N/A
Skepta "Shutdown" N/A Konnichiwa – 71 (re-entry)
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
"Something Just Like This" 30 (debut) N/A
Ed Sheeran
Stormzy
"Castle on the Hill"
"Shape of You (Stormzy Remix)"
4 (-1)
N/A
+ – 13 (+6)
x – 4 (+3)
Robbie Williams "The Heavy Entertainment Show"
"Love My Life"
"Mixed Signals"
N/A The Heavy Entertainment Show – 48 (-1)

Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominations were revealed on 14 January 2017.[9][10]

British Album of the Year
(presented by Noel Gallagher)
Special Achievement Award
British Single of the Year
(presented by Fearne Cotton & Holly Willoughby)
British Video of the Year
(presented by Simon Cowell & Nicole Scherzinger)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Zane Lowe)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by David Tennant)
British Group
(presented by Maisie Williams & Romesh Ranganathan)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Nick Grimshaw & Rita Ora)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Alice Levine, Clara Amfo & Laura Jackson)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Alice Levine, Clara Amfo & Laura Jackson)
International Group
(presented by Alice Levine, Clara Amfo & Laura Jackson)
Critics' Choice Award
(presented by Emeli Sandé)

1 Liam Payne accept this award for British Video of the Year.

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Two-time posthumous winner David Bowie
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
2
(2)
David Bowie
Rag'n'Bone Man

Brit Awards 2017 album[edit]

Brit Awards 2017
Brit Awards 2017 album.png
Compilation album / Box set by
Various Artists
Released17 February 2017
LabelUMTV
Various Artists chronology
Brit Awards 2016
(2016)
Brit Awards 2017
(2017)
Brit Awards 2018
(2018)

The Brit Awards 2017 is a compilation and box set which includes the "63 biggest tracks from the past year". The box set has three discs with a total of sixty-three songs by various artists.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Rockabye"Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie4:10
2."Starboy"The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk3:48
3."Cold Water"Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber & 3:06
4."Can't Stop the Feeling!"Justin Timberlake3:55
5."Lush Life"Zara Larsson3:20
6."Shout Out to My Ex"Little Mix3:46
7."Cheap Thrills"Sia featuring Sean Paul3:42
8."Closer"The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey4:04
9."Pillowtalk"ZAYN3:24
10."I Took a Pill in Ibiza"Mike Posner3:15
11."Don't Wanna Know"Maroon 53:34
12."7 Years"Lukas Graham3:57
13."Say You Won't Let Go"James Arthur3:30
14."All My Friends"Snakehips featuring Tinashe & Chance the Rapper3:50
15."Hymn for the Weekend"Coldplay4:19
16."Stitches"Shawn Mendes3:26
17."Cake by the Ocean"DNCE3:38
18."Work from Home"Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla Sign3:35
19."Side to Side"Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj3:44
20."Starving"Hailee Steinfeld & Grey featuring Zedd3:01
21."Still Falling for You"Ellie Goulding3:40

CD 2[edit]

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Girls Like"Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson3:15
2."Fast Car"Jonas Blue featuring Dakota3:31
3."Faded"Alan Walker3:32
4."Sexual"Neiked featuring Dyo3:09
5."This Girl"Kungs vs. Cookin' on 3 Burners3:16
6."No Money"Galantis3:07
7."When the Bassline Drops"Craig David & Big Narstie3:05
8."Shutdown"Skepta3:08
9."Shut Up"Stormzy2:45
10."3 Wheel-Ups"Kano featuring Wiley & Giggs4:38
11."Panda"Desiigner3:46
12."Alarm"Anne-Marie3:26
13."Hotter than Hell"Dua Lipa3:09
14."Find Me"Sigma featuring Birdy3:25
15."Perfect Illusion"Lady Gaga3:01
16."Hands to Myself"Selena Gomez3:21
17."Breathing Underwater"Emeli Sandé4:21
18."Rise"Katy Perry3:21
19."Take Me Home"Jess Glynne3:31
20."Dancing on My Own"Calum Scott4:19
21."Love Yourself"Justin Bieber3:53

CD 3[edit]

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Wolves"Rag'n'Bone Man2:56
2."Tilted"Christine and the Queens3:53
3."September Song"JP Cooper3:40
4."I Hate U, I Love U"Gnash featuring Olivia O'Brien3:47
5."The Sound"The 19754:09
6."Good Grief"Bastille3:27
7."Charlemagne"Blossoms2:46
8."7"Catfish and the Bottlemen4:17
9."Lazarus"David Bowie4:04
10."Re-Arrange"Biffy Clyro3:37
11."Waste a Moment"Kings of Leon3:03
12."Daydreaming"Radiohead6:25
13."Love & Hate"Michael Kiwanuka3:34
14."Here"Alessia Cara3:17
15."Green & Gold"Lianne La Havas3:31
16."Who Do You Think Of?"M.O3:44
17."All Night"The Vamps & Matoma3:15
18."We Don't Talk Anymore"Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez3:37
19."Keep Singing"Rick Astley3:30
20."You Don't Know Love"Olly Murs3:18
21."Party Like a Russian"Robbie Williams3:02

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
UK Compilation Albums[11] 1
Irish Compilation Albums[12] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ BRIT Awards 2017 pulls in 5.4 million viewers - February 23rd 2017
  2. ^ a b "Need to Know When are the Brit Awards 2017, who is presenting and how can I get tickets?". The Sun (UK). 12 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Dame Zaha Hadid's Brit Awards statuette design unveiled". BBC. 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Presenting the BRITs is a holy grail!' Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis to host 2017 Awards after Michael Buble 'pulled out to focus on three-year-old son Noah's liver cancer'". Daily Mail. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Brit Awards 2017: full list of winners, from David Bowie to Beyonce". Telegraph. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  6. ^ "The George Michael tribute, the 1975, Ed Sheeran and more – the 2017 Brits awards as they happened". Guardian. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 Brit Awards: as they happened". BBC News. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  8. ^ "'His legacy will resonate for years to come': Wham's Andrew Ridgeley pays tribute to George Michael at the BRIT Awards following his death as dancers Pepsi and Shirlie break down in tears". Daily Mail. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Brit Awards 2017: The nominations". BBC News. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  10. ^ "BRIT Awards 2017 full winners list". NME. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Official Compilations Chart – 24 February 2017". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Irish Charts – Compilations – Week ending 24 February 2017". IRMA. Retrieved 1 December 2017. Select "24-Feb-17" from second drop-down box.

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