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Chris Martin Delivers Touching George Michael Tribute At BRIT Awards

The 2017 BRIT Awards on Wednesday night presented a touching tribute to George Michael, featuring the late singer's former Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley, the band's backup singers and a performance by Chris Martin. 

"George's contribution to the great archive of contemporary music rests alongside the immortals," Ridgeley told the crowd. 

"His is a legacy of unquestionable brilliance and one that will continue to shine and resonate for generations to come." 

Martin performed a beautiful rendition of Michael's 1986 song "A Different Corner" as footage of the star played in the background.

"I never wanted to be someone else. I wanted to be a star, and I wanted to people to love me and recognize me in the streets. As a child, that was what I wanted, but I never really wanted to be someone else," Michael reflected, before a clip of him singing "A Different Corner" joined the Coldplay frontman for a duet.