Brit Awards honour Bowie, Michael
The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a crosssection of home-grown talent Wednesday - but the ceremony was overshadowed by the muchmissed David Bowie and George Michael.
Bowie, who died in January 2016 at age 69, was crowned British male artist of the year and won British album of the year for “Blackstar,” released days before his death.
Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, accepted the best album award on behalf of his father, who he said had “always been there supporting people who think they’re a little bit weird or a little bit strange, a little bit different.”
“This award is for all the kooks, and all the people who make the kooks,” Jones said.
“Kooks” is the song Bowie wrote for his son when he was born.
As well as rewarding Bowie, the show paid tribute to one of the music industry’s many losses of 2016 -George Michael, who died on Christmas Day aged 53.