Emeli Sandé and Ben Howard were the big winners at The BRIT Awards at London’s O2 Arena last night.
One of the biggest success stories of the past 18 months, Emeli Sandé took home the coveted British Album of the Year title for ‘Our Version of Events’ and the British Female Solo Artist.
Acoustic troubadour Ben Howard also stormed to victory in two categories – British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Artist.
Folk-rockers Mumford & Sons claimed the British Group award ahead of One Direction, however, the boyband took home the brand new Global Success Award at the end of the night.
Other winners on the night included Lana Del Rey, Coldplay, Adele, The Black Keys and Frank Ocean.
In a first for the BRITs, Damon Albarn took to the stage to collect the Special Recognition Award on behalf of War Child as 2013 marks the charity’s 20th anniversary.
Performances on the night came from Muse (Supremacy), Robbie Williams (Candy), Justin Timberlake (Mirrors), One Direction (One Way Or Another), Taylor Swift (I Knew You Were Trouble), Ben Howard (Only Love), Mumford & Sons (I Will Wait) and Emeli Sandé (Clown/Next To Me).
The winners in full were as follows:
British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sandé
British Group – Mumford & Sons
British Breakthrough Act – Ben Howard
British Male Solo Artist – Ben Howard
International Female Solo Artist – Lana Del Rey
British Live Act – Coldplay
British Single - Adele ‘Skyfall’
International Group – The Black Keys
International Male Solo Artist – Frank Ocean
Special Recognition Award – War Child
MasterCard British Album Of The Year – Emeli Sandé ‘Our Version Of Events’
BRITs Global Success Award – One Direction
Presented in the run up to the night:
Critics’ Choice – Tom Odell
British Producer – Paul Epworth
BRIT Awards Winners Playlist