Adele has stormed back to the throne of British music after sweeping the board at the Brit awards. The singer took home four trophies including best British female solo artist and album of the year. Coldplay also picked up a top honour.
Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes was the big winner at the MTV EMAs, with the 19-year-old taking home three of the top prizes. The event brought together several generations of performers in London.
David Bowie has posthumously been awarded the Brit award for British male solo artist. The Brits also remembered George Michael, who died on Christmas Day last year aged 53, and Leonard Cohen.
The British pop star and former singer of Wham!, George Michael, has died at the age of 53, according to his publicist. The global superstar reportedly "passed away peacefully at home" in England.
What was tops in the past 12 months, and what was abysmal? Who was 2015's most successful pop artist, who won the most prizes and what were the year's most emotional moments? A review of the highlights.
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