Adele Performs At Brit Awards 2016; Wins Four Times

Adele cries as she accepts her award for global success at the 2016 Brit Awards in London on Wednesday. The singer famously called the Queen of the Brits took home four awards in the British equivalent of the Grammy Awards

She is also up for British Single, MasterCard British Album of the Year and British Artist Video of the Year and is in the running for the BRITs Global Success Award, with the victor of the prize determined by worldwide sales.

'But now, let's take a look at why this artist is such a deserving victor of this year's global success award'.

"To all the other girls who were nominated, thank you for letting me be in your company, you're all unbelievable, you're all incredible and it's a privilege to be beside you".

Adele used her Brit Awards acceptance speech to show love for Kesha.

One of the most powerful moments of the evening was the tribute to David Bowie by Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman.

"David you were mortal, but your potential was superhuman", he said, "and your music lives on".

Oldman gave a heart-warming speech before introducing singer Lorde who performed a tribute, and Oldman said Bowie had thought was "the future of music". These were Adele's first Brit awards since 2013; she now has eight Brits total.

Big victor But the night belonged to the London-born Adele, who closed out the ceremony with a rendition of "When We Were Young", shortly after winning Album of the Year. "I love you, I love you, thank you so much, all of you, you are so wonderful, I'm so honoured to be here".

British group Coldplay had kicked off proceedings with their song "Hymn for the Weekend", and also picked up the award for Best British Group.

Coldplay's Chris Martin sang Hymn For The Weekend
Coldplay's Chris Martin sang Hymn For The Weekend

Rihanna's performance of Work feat Drake at the Brits - which featured a surprise appearance by Drake himself - has helped her reach a new peak of number two.

Bieber previously won a Brit Award in 2011 for the "Breakthrough Artist of the Year".

For the best British Group, Coldplay won the award, which is their fourth British group win, and dedicated it to musicians around the world who are in refugee camps.

"You know when you've got that little bit of hope and that little bit of faith and then they didn't", he told BBC Radio 1. Seems like she has the hots for the "Sorry" singer, eh?

British Male Solo Artist James Bay.

Brits global success award - Adele.

The 25-year-old received the "Best Male Solo Artist', and Jack Garratt took home the Critics' Choice Award". Other nominees were Ariana Grande, Courtney Barnett, Lana Del Rey, Meghan Trainor.

One Direction won the British Video award, which was voted by fans on social media.