Although Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, British Album), Pharrell (International Male Solo Artist), Sam Smith (British Breakthrough Act) and Taylor Swift (International Female Solo Artist) were among the big Winners at THE BRIT AWARDS held earlier today, the moment that had everyone talking out of 02 Arena was Madonna‘s scary tumble. Call it a publicity stunt or a genius accident, her tumble down a flight of stairs performing new Single Living for Love actually was fitting.
“Took me to heaven and let me fall down
Now that it’s over I’m gonna carry on
Lifted me up, and watched me stumble
After the heartache I’m gonna carry on”
Regardless, she carried on like a Champ as we’d expect her. TOUGH.
The Queen of Pop took to Instagram to explain the mishap:
Collective Concerts and Mr. Will Wong want to give Toronto Readers a chance to win Passes to see Mercury Prize-winning, BRIT Award-nominated Act The xx. After gaining widespread exposure recently in these parts producing for Drake, getting sampled by Rihanna and even remixing for Adele, this Electronic-Indie Pop Trio now are touring in support of their Club-inspired latest Disc, Coexist.
The xx will be touring with Supporting Act Grizzly Bear in Toronto on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at TD Echo Beach and we’re taking Readers to the Show for free!
To enter, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook before May 1, 2013. Double your chances by sharing this Post on Facebook or Re-Tweeting the below:
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Watch The xx perform their Single Angels at CBC‘s Studio Q below:
22-year-old Tom Odell holds a distinction which Adele, Emeli Sandé and Jessie J – he was named the Critics’ Choice at the BRIT Awards just last week! In addition, the BBC have named him on their prestigious Sound of 2013Poll. Despite only having an EP out, Songs fromAnother Love, Odell already is making a splash with the Video for his latest Single, the big and sweeping Hold Me, already garnering almost half a million views already. A full-length Disc, Long Way Down, is slated for a released this Spring.
The 2013 BRIT Awards took place tonight at London’s 02 Arena and walking away with top honours tonight was last year’s Critics’ Choice Award Winner Emeli Sandé. The Singer/Songwriter won British Album of the Year for her Disc, Our Version of Events and also won British Female Solo Artist. Meanwhile, 25-year-old Folk Artist Ben Howard was also a big Winner, victorious in the categories of British Breakthrough Artist and British Male Solo Artist, a feat accomplished last year by Crossover Sensation, Ed Sheeran.
Surprising many, Lana Del Rey was awarded International Female Solo Artist defeating the likes of Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Rihanna. Meanwhile, Frank Ocean was awarded International Male Solo Artist.
22-year-old Folk Artist Tom Odell also was awarded what surely is predictive of future success as we can see from Sandé, the Critics’ Choice Award.
Hot on the heels of their four GRAMMY wins recently, The Black Keys were awarded International Group.