The Brit Awards 2016 tonight may boast big name acts like Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Adele, but before now this coveted music bash was custom to the kind of scandal you’d struggle to turn over from.
Ahead of the BRIT awards 2016 ceremony, we look back the most riotous moments from the Brit Awards archives, including all our fondest memories – from awkward speeches to the golden Spice Girls era.
In no particular order, here are the 11 best OMG moments from the BRIT Awards, we love you…
1. Justin Timberlake gets up close and personal with Kylie Minogue’s most famous asset.
Long before Beyoncé and Jay Z stole the ‘hottest couple on stage’ crown, the sight of Justin Timberlake getting a handful of Kylie Minogue’s infamous derrière in 2003 was almost too much to take in. And breathe.
2. Joss Stone debuts a whole new accent. Awkward.
Comedian host Russell Brand couldn’t help but call Joss Stone out on her unexpected new accent in 2007. Presenting James Morrison with Best British Male, the Devon-born singer unveiled a strong American twang as she hit the stage.
3. Girl Power reclaims the 90s during the Spice Girls’ debut.
Victoria Beckham was well on her way to global stardom in 1997, as the Spice Girls brought pop mania to the Brit Awards. Between Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress and the stadium echoes of ‘Zig-A-Zig-Ah’, the 90s were never the same again.
4. Jarvis Cocker crashes Michael Jackson’s performance.
The Pulp frontman was responsible for one of the most famous stage crashes of all time thanks to his stunt at the 1996 Brit Awards. Flashing poor onlookers with his wiggling bottom, Jarvis Cocker left Jacko fans less than pleased with his Earth Song shenanigans.
5. Adele has an angsty moment after she’s cut short on stage.
It’s safe to say no one wanted to be in host James Cordon’s shoes as he was tasked with cutting Adele’s acceptance speech short in 2012. The Someone Like You singer was left stunned as producers cut to Blur’s performance during her gushing moment on stage. Causing her to react like so…
6. Robbie Williams offers Liam Gallagher more than anyone bargained for.
Cue the awkward moment Robbie William challenges then-nemesis Liam Gallagher to a fight on stage, as he accepted his award for Best British Single at the 2000 ceremony. Erk.
7. Destiny’s Child set the Brit Awards on fire (literally).
Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams showed off their Independent Woman status at the 2001 Brit Awards, which meant sassy gold stage costumes and tons of fire. What’s not to love?
8. Amy Winehouse launches her first Brit campaign.
In 2004, Amy Winehouse took her campaign for Brit Awards glory to the streets of London. Joined by funny man Simon Amstell, the mischievous duo stepped out with nothing but a megaphone and a handful of homemade flyers.
9. Alex Turner’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Speech
10. Awards Mix Up + Drunk People = TV Gold
11. Madonna’s Infamous Fall