Drake and Rihanna have steamed up the Brit Awards stage, while Aussie band Tame Impala have taken home the gong for best international group.
Rapper Drake made a surprise appearance, dirty dancing with megastar Rihanna to their new track, ‘Work’.
British singer Adele dominated with four awards, including best female artist and the Global Success Award.
Accepting the award after watching a video charting her own journey to international superstardom, Adele cried and thanked her management for embracing her as a “woman”.
“I’d also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha,” she said, referring to the US pop star’s contract battle with the man she alleges raped and emotionally abused her.
Australian band Tame Impala beat out Eagles of Death Metal – which recently returned to the stage after the Paris terror attacks – to take home the best international group award.
The band’s global presence has skyrocketed recently, bolstered by a sold-out show at the O2 Arena in London.
Another Aussie face, Kylie Minogue, made her first appearance since becoming engaged to 28-year old British actor Joshua Sasse.
Minogue looked chic in a black tulle dress and a bolero hat.
A moving tribute to late British pop star David Bowie was given by his old friends Gary Oldman and Annie Lennox.
“David you were mortal, but your potential was superhuman,” said Goldman as he accepted an icon award on behalf of Bowie’s family.
Bowie’s band then performed a medley, before New Zealand singer and vocal Bowie fan Lorde joined them on stage to sing ‘Life On Mars’.