London (AFP) – The singer Adele was awarded an honorary award from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday at the 36th Brit Awards ceremony marked by a tribute to David Bowie
“There are great fans up there,” said the British astronaut Tim Peake to the singer, in a recorded message from the ISS at the time to give him the prize of honor.
“My kid will find that I’m too cool,” responded Adele moved to tears. She added that it was “not bad for a girl from Tottenham” to get there.
Adele is also distributed the Brit Awards, the British pop awards, with the price of album of the year for “25″, for best single for “Hello” and the best British artist.
like the Grammy Awards last week, the Brits have paid tribute to David Bowie whose death in January, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his album “Blackstar”, caused a stir in the music world and beyond.
“David, you were deadly but your potential was incredible superhuman and your music continues to ledge. We love you and we thank you, “said the actor Gary Oldman, came to recover the price of the British icon presented posthumously.
the New Zealand singer Lorde resumed on stage “Life on Mars” with the group that accompanied Bowie.
Coldplay has won its fourth award for best group. The singer Chris Martin dedicated the award to “all the young men and women musicians in refugee camps around the world.”
“They could be us and we could be them,” Does -he added.
Among the artists honored in the rest of the record, the songwriter James Bay received the award for best British artist Justin Bieber one of the best international artist Björk and one of the best international artist.
Rihanna, who has pushed the start of his world tour after giving up singing at the Grammys because of a health concern, has impressed with her rendition of “Work”, with rapper Drake’s participation.
Before the ceremony, the Brit Awards have attracted criticism for their lack of courage and lack of artists representing urban music or diversity image ethnic country, echoed the criticism against the very white selection Oscars.
the British rapper Stormzy, one of whose titles was ranked top 10 of UK sales last year, was disappointed not to see her represented musical family.
Laura Mvula, a soul music singer, announced it would not attend the ceremony because “the problem of diversity” .
Alexis Petridis, rock critic for the Guardian, he has accused the Brits to “make the most boring British pop music than it is.”
the organizers defended by explaining that their aim was to honor the artists who had met the best results in terms of sales, but admitted that it might be time to take a “fresh look” at how the nominated were chosen. A committee supposed to help them open up to a wider range of talents will be put in place, they added.