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article imageBrit Award for David Bowie

By Tim Sandle     Feb 20, 2014 in Entertainment
David Bowie has been named best British male at the Brit Awards in London which took place yesterday. Bowie was not there in person to collect the award.
The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards, and the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards. One of the awards given each year is a "life time" award. This year the prize was given to David Bowie.
David Bowie is a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and arranger. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades.
Bowie's latest studio album The Next Day was released in March 2013.
Bowie was not there in person to collect his award, the trophy was picked upon his behlaf by model Kate Moss. On collecting the award, The Guardian notes,that Moss read out a statement from Bowie in which the singer stated his support for Scotland to remain in the U.K.
Introduced by Noel Gallagher, Kate Moss, who was decked in an original Ziggy Stardust stage outfit from 1972, read Bowie's acceptance speech saying: "In Japanese myth the rabbits from my old costume which Kate is wearing live on the moon. Kate comes Venus and I from Mars. I'm completely delighted to have a Brit for being the Best Male but I am, aren't I Kate? I think it's a great way to end the day, thank you very, very much."
Moss closed out the speech by uttering: "And Scotland, stay with us."
The full list of Brit Award winners is:
British Male Solo Artist - David Bowie
British Female Solo Artist - Ellie Goulding
British Group - Arctic Monkeys
British Breakthrough Act - Bastille
British Single - "Waiting All Night" by Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre
British Album Of The Year - AM by Arctic Monkeys
Best Video – One Direction
International Male Solo Artist - Bruno Mars
International Female Solo Artist - Lorde
International Group - Daft Punk
Global Success - One Direction
Critics' Choice - Sam Smith
British Producer Of The Year - Flood & Alan Moulder
Model Kate Moss accepts the British Male Solo Artist award on behalf of David Bowie as musician Noel...
Model Kate Moss accepts the British Male Solo Artist award on behalf of David Bowie as musician Noel Gallagher looks on at the BRIT Awards, celebrating British pop music, at the O2 Arena in London February 19, 2014
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