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Background music of the Brits

Last week, millions across the country tuned in to the Brit Awards 2012, the infamous awards show which honours the best and brightest in the UK music industry. As ever, the ceremony wasn’t without its memorable moments.

The big winner of the night (and deservingly so) was Adele. The 23-year-old singer, who is a regular fixture in the Soundnet digital jukebox chart, scooped up two awards for Best Female Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album of the Year for 21. The artist also demonstrated why she’s regular background music in restaurants and pubs across the country with a soul-shaking rendition of her hit ‘Rolling in the Deep’.

Other winners of the night included Ed Sheeran (Best Male Solo Artist), One Direction (Best British Single) and Coldplay (Best British Group). The show also saw Britpop champions Blur walk away with the auspicious ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ award.

Still, the awards show wasn’t without its controversy as Adele saw her acceptance speech for album of the year cut short after a scheduling error. Host James Corden was forced to usher the singer off the stage in order to make way for Blur’s live performance. Speaking after the event, Cordon said:

“I don’t understand what happened but I’m upset about it. Blur get to play for 11 minutes and she gets to say thank you once.”

Still, regardless of whether your favourite band picked up a Brit award, you can be sure that you’ll be hearing a lot from the nominated acts over the next few weeks. Each artist enjoys a sales bump from their exposure on the night and, over the coming days, you’ll see the likes of Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Florence and the Machine creep back into our digital jukebox chart as a result of their performances on Wednesday. Customers want to relive their favourite artists’ live performances and, if your background music system doesn’t feature the latest songs, you’ll probably be left empty-handed at the end of the night.

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