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Adele Takes Home Four BRIT Awards and Delivers an Emotional Performance

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AFP  Justin Tallis Adele cries after receiving the Global Success award during the BRIT Awards 2016 in London

Adele also picked up awards for Best British Album for her smash hit "25", Best British Single and Best Global Success.

He won a Brit Award for Best International Male Artist at London's O2 Arena last night, but Justin Bieber's after party celebrations quickly soured as he was forced to leave a nightclub as a fight broke out.

Adele said: "I'd like to take a quick second to thank my management and my record label for embracing the fact I'm a woman and being encouraged by it and I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha".

But in a night in which Kiwi starlet Lorde took to the stage to pay tribute to the late David Bowie, it was Adele who dominated. "The world lost an artist of transcendent talent", Oldman said.

The show also featured a special tribute to David Bowie, who died of cancer just days after celebrating his 69th birthday.

One Direction's victory in the fan-voted best video category robbed Adele of the opportunity to become the most-garlanded artist in a single Brits ceremony. "I'm very honoured, thank you".

The ceremony was witnessed Coldplay win best British group - making them the most successful band in the ceremony's history.

Later, the British singer apologised to the crowd, saying: "I'm really sorry about swearing earlier and I'm sorry for the ugly cry face" as she accepted one of her final awards. "We love you and we thank you".

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.

British rock band Coldplay grabbed the "Best British Group Award" whereas Catfish and the Bottlemen won the "Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act".

"RiRi, dressed in fringe trousers and a white crop top, backed it up" to Drake, who then proceeded to grind on her - they were "practically having sex", says Sierra Marquina at US Magazine.

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn and Superman star Henry Cavill presented the Best International Group award to Tame Impala, who beat out stiff competition from Irish rockers U2, Alabama Shakes, Major Lazer and Eagles of Death Metal.

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