Credit: Jimmy KingAfter winning five posthumous honors earlier this month at the Grammy Awards, the late David Bowie has now come away with two trophies at the Brit Awards — the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys. The rock legend nabbed the British Male Solo Artist prize, while his final studio album, Blackstar, received the British Album of the Year award at the 2017 ceremony, which was held today in London.
Dexter star Michael C. Hall, who is featured in the lead role in Lazarus — the stage production that Bowie co-wrote — accepted the British Male Solo Artist honor on David’s behalf. In addition, Bowie’s son, film director Duncan Jones, was on hand to pick up the British Album of the Year trophy.
In accepting the award, Jones said, “I was spending a lot of time after getting over the shock [of losing my father] trying to work out, ‘What would I want my son to know about his granddad?’…That he’s always been there supporting people who think they are a little bit weird or a little bit strange, a little bit different…So, this award is for all the kooks, and all the people who make the kooks.”
The ceremony also featured a special tribute performance to the late George Michael by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Michael’s Wham! band mate Andrew Ridgeley introduced Martin.
For a full list of winners and more details about the 2017 Brit Awards ceremony, visit Brits.co.uk.
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