BRIT Awards

Here's what happened at the Brit Awards — and not at the Grammys

Here's what happened at the Brit Awards — and not at the Grammys

With splashy performances by Katy Perry and Bruno Mars and major trophies presented to Adele and Beyoncé, Wednesday’s Brit Awards might’ve convinced those paying only partial attention that they were watching a replay of last week’s Grammys.

Yet the U.K.’s most prestigious music awards show, held at London’s O2 Arena and set to air Wednesday night on BBC America, had plenty of its own moments as well.

Here are five of them.

1. Bowie wins big

The late David Bowie was the night’s top winner, with posthumous prizes for...

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