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Brit Awards 2016 Highlights: Adele Swears On Stage

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Brits Awards 2016 is one award ceremony which recognizes and celebrates global as well as Brits performances.

Kesha is fighting a legal battle against music producer Dr. Luke, who she says has sexually abused her and will not release her from her contractual agreement.

While taking home four prizes at the annual Brit Awards Wednesday night, Adele used her platform to offer high-profile support for another pop star - Kesha.

Viewers posting on Twitter hailed the queen of pop.

And later: "I didn't get cut off this time and I didn't swear!" Thank you so much.

Members of the band Little Mix, from left, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock perform on stage. "They could be us and we could be them", he added.

The band won for best British group for the fourth time, making them the most successful act in the category's history.

And she was overcome with emotion when she was presented with the global success prize via a video link from British astronaut Tim Peake.

"Man, I'm shaking right now", he said as he took the stage, thanking his fans for their support after a couple of years where he appeared to go off the rails.

British male solo artist victor James Bay joined Justin Bieber, who was named global male solo artist, as he performed his hit Love Yourself, before Bieber launched into an energetic performance of his chart-topping song Sorry.

Lorde performed a tribute to David Bowie at the event, blowing the audience away with her heartfelt rendition of Life On Mars.

The 36th Brit awards did not only celebrate and honour Adele's latest "piece de resistance" - her third studio album "25" - but the who's who of music industry witnessed one of the finest live performances at the awards.

Rihanna marked her first performance on British soil since 2012 with a raunchy performance of "Work", her new song with Drake.

Adele was presented with the award by One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, who attended without bandmates Harry Styles and Niall Horan.

In another emotional moment, Bowie's friend and British actor Gary Oldman and Scottish singer Annie Lennox paid a heartfelt tribute to Bowie, the British rock legend who died unexpectedly from cancer last month, aged 69.

Lennox said: "David Bowie is deeply embedded in the heart of British culture..."

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