David Bowie Tipped to Beat Craig David and Skepta With Double Brit Awards Win

David Bowie is up for two awards at the Brits | ©Ron Frazier/Flickr
David Bowie is up for two awards at the Brits | ©Ron Frazier/Flickr
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Music Editor28 February 2017

It’s been just over a year since David Bowie died, but the singer is still expected to win two Brit Awards this week.

The late musician is a favourite to take home the British Male Solo Artist prize on Wednesday over other contenders Skepta, Craig David, Kano and Michael Kiwanuka.

Bowie died from cancer in 2016 | ©Jo Atmon/Creative Commons

According to bookmaker Coral, Bowie is 8:11 to scoop the prestigious award ahead of David, Skepta (4:1 each), Kano and Michael Kiwanuka (8:1 each).

If successful, this will be the third time Bowie receives the prize, having previously obtained it in 1984 and 2014.

Bowie, who died aged 69 from liver cancer on January 10, 2016, is also tipped to win the Best British Album gong.

Blackstar was released two days before his death and would be his first win in that category.

The album is against Skepta’s Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa, Kano’s Made In The Manor, Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate, and The 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.

Last year’s ceremony paid tribute to the Starman with a special performance from Lorde and a speech by his long-time friend Gary Oldman.

The Brit Awards will take place tomorrow at London’s O2 Arena.

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