Arcade Fire emerged as winners in both categories they were nominated in at tonight’s Brits ceremony, picking up yet another award for third album ‘The Suburbs‘ ahead of the likes of Kings of Leon and Eminem, as well as coming out on top in the International Group section.
The event was opened with a performance by Take That, and also saw live appearances from Adele, Rihanna, Mumford & Sons, Plan B, Arcade Fire, Tinie Tempah and Cee Lo Green.
Plan B beat legends Paul Weller and Robert Plant to the British Male Solo Artist gong, while Laura Marling was the surprise, but fully deserving winner of British Female Solo Artist.
With the Outstanding Contribution award not featuring this year, the ceremony was instead closed with the British Album award, which went to Mumford & Sons’ ‘Sigh No More‘.
This year’s Brits were hosted by comedian/actor James Corden, and featured a brand new award statue designed by Vivienne Westwood.
Full list of winners:
British Male Solo Artist:
British Female Solo Artist:
British Breakthrough Act:
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
MasterCard British Album of the Year:
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
International Male Solo Artist:
Cee Lo Green
International Female Solo Artist:
International Breakthrough Act:
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs