By Kim McKenna
Last night’s BRIT Awards became the most tweeted about show in the UK ever, peaking at over 78,000 tweets per minute! Arctic Monkeys and One Direction were the big winners, walking away with 2 awards each; but what really made it so popular on the social networking site?
Here are your top 5 tweeted about moments from last night’s ceremony!
The most tweeted about act of the night. Her appearance was supposed to be a secret, but news leaked of it just days ago. Performing ‘XO’ for the first time ever, she graced the stage clad in a stunning glittering green dress. No doubt the majority of tweeters were among the lucky fans going to see her tonight at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro – one of the most anticipated music events of the year so far!
2) Arctic Monkeys
With Alex Turner’s, let’s say, ‘controversial’, speech, it’s no doubt AM were the second most tweeted about act of the night. Despite their exciting performance of ‘R U Mine’, lead singer Alex Turner looked a little more worse for wear each time he went to collect an award. His snarky acceptance speech claiming that Rock and Roll was very much still alive (before dropping the microphone and shouting “invoice me”) was a little embarrassing to say the least. But we still love him!
3) Bastille and Rudimental
Their mash-up of ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Waiting All Night’ proved to be very popular with the viewers, helping them become the third most tweeted about performance of the night. The acts saw themselves walk away with an award each for British Breakthrough Artist and British Single.
4) One Direction
This year’s awards saw the very first ever award voted for on Twitter. Fans were invited to vote for Best British Music Video by tweeting, and it’s no surprise that with their 17.8 million followers, One Direction were presented as the winners.
5) David Bowie
The legendary star received the gong for British Male Solo Artist, but it was his acceptance speech, presented by Kate Moss on his behalf, that sparked controversy. His “Scotland, stay with us” comment pleaded with Scottish fans to vote ‘No’ in the upcoming Independence Referendum – however the bold statement seemed to receive just as many bad reactions as it did good.
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