Adele beats Gaga to win big atGerman ECHO awards


Katy Perry,
Sean Paul and Lana Del Ray
dominated the stage of
Germany’s annual ECHO Music
Awards in Berlin, where Adele
picked up two awards to add to
her string of BRIT and Grammy
wins.
The British star scooped Album
of the Year for “21”, as well as
Best Female International Artist
at Thursday evening’s event,
fending off competition from
Lady Gaga and the late soul
singer Amy Winehouse.
German band Rammstein made
wins on their home turf claiming
Best Alternative Group and Best
German Act Abroad. The band
teamed up with shock rocker
Marilyn Manson to deliver a
highly charged performance on
stage.
British band Coldplay won Best
International Group, while
French star David Guetta picked
up Best Club Performer.
Bruno Mars beat veteran
crooner Chris de Burgh and
James Morrison to win Best
International Male Artist.
Clad in a silver catsuit, Katy Perry
paraded on stage with her hair
died blue and scraped into a
ponytail to perform her new
single “Part of Me”.
Lana Del Ray sang “Video
Games”, but went home empty-
handed after Dutch jazz artist
Caro Emerald won Best
International Newcomer, and
Gotye ft. Kimbra claimed Hit of
the Year for their song
“Somebody That I Used To
Know”.

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