Lorde, Brit Awards

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Lorde's latest performance was a whole lot more than just your standard gig.

While attending the 2016 Brit Awards, the "Royals" singer was given the opportunity to honor the late David Bowie with an emotional tribute in front of millions.

As the show streamed live on YouTube, fans around the world watched the 19-year-old sing "Life on Mars?" from the album Hunky Dory.

Before the performance came to an end, Lorde looked visibly touched by the opportunity to honor a singer who once called her "the future of music." As she put her hands on her heart, Lorde began to hug the backing band before cameras panned away.

The moving tribute came after Annie Lennox hit the stage at London's O2 Arena to share a few words about Iman's late husband.

"I suspect that everyone is still trying to process the sadly unexpected event. Even if they didn't know him personally, many people must feel as if things will never be quite the same again," she shared. "He had that special kind of significance."

"He continues to live on through his music," she continued before Gary Oldman accepted the Brits Icon Award on behalf of David and his family.

Less than two months ago, David passed away after a battle with cancer. The news was confirmed in an official statement posted on the singer's Facebook page.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer," the post read on Jan. 10. "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."

After his passing, Lady Gaga delivered a tribute at the 2016 Grammys with her very own rockin' performance. "The world loves you David," the Mother Monster wrote on Instagram before showtime. 

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