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Brit Awards 2012

  • Amongst the many performances of the evening, Bruno Mars played his song 'Just the Way You Are'.

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  • Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor presented the award for International Group to Foo Fighters.

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  • will.i.am and Rob Brydon awarded Lana Del Rey with the International Breakthrough Act prize.

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  • Noel Gallagher hits the BRIT Awards red carpet.

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  • During Lana Del Rey's acceptance speech, she said: "This award means much more to me than you know and I just wanna say that without the support of everyone is this room and everyone in the UK I’d really be lost so thank you, I love you."

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  • Awards show veteran Adele hits the red carpet.

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  • The Vaccines arrive at the O2 Arena.

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  • Elbow were nominated for best British Group, but lost to Coldplay.

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  • Tinie Tempah was spotted arriving at the BRIT Awards 2012.

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  • Kylie Minogue arrives at the ceremony to present the award for Best British Female.

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  • Jessie J hits the red carpet in a matching red gown.

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  • The Best British Male award was introduced by Plan B.

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  • JLS were nominated for Best British Single for their song (featuring Dev) 'She Makes Me Wanna'.

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  • Alexandra Burke shows up at the O2 Arena.

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  • Dizzee Rascal keeps warm as he hits the red carpet.

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  • Hurts looked stylish as ever.

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  • Anna Calvi was nominated for British Breakthrough Act, but lost to Ed Sheeran.

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  • Aloe Blacc was up for two awards, International Male Solo Artist and International Breakthrough Act (although he didn't take home either).

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  • Pixie Lott was up for best British Single for her track 'All About Tonight'.

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  • Maverick Sabre also attended the BRIT Awards 2012.

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  • Professor Green was up for best British Male Solo Artist (but lost to Ed Sheeran).

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  • Comedian/actor Jack Whitehall presented the best International Male award with Jessie J.

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  • Cover Drive arrive at the ceremony.

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  • Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton was also spotted arriving at the big event.

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  • Blur rehearse for their reunion gig earlier in the day.

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  • Chase And Status are nominated for the British Group category this year, facing some tough competition from Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Elbow and Kasabian.

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  • Florence And The Machine practice their set for the evening's performance.

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  • Jo Whiley arrives at the O2.

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  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds take a practice run for their performance.

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  • Although not nominated for anything this year, Lianne La Havas shows some support for the nominees.

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  • Mr. Hudson (in a very shiny suit) arrives on the red carpet.

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  • Actor/rapper Adam Deacon is amongst the many attendees.

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  • Fearne Cotton keeps it simple at the BRIT Awards 2012.

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  • South East London trio StooShe make a colourful red carpet debut.

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  • Olly Murs is up for British Single this year (for his collab with Rizzle Kicks).

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  • Military Wives Choir are also nominated for the British Single award this year for their song 'Wherever You Are'. It stands a pretty decent chance at winning, since it took the latest Christmas No. 1 single spot.

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  • American Singer-songwriter Christina Perri arrives at the 2012 BRIT Awards.

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  • Possibly tthe most exciting moment surrounding this year's BRITs has been the reunion performance from Blur.

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  • Rizzle Kicks arrive to find out if they've won the British Single award for their 'Heart Skips A Beat' collaboration with Olly Murs.

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  • Emeli Sandé has been nominated for the British Breakthrough Act category. She has also won this year's Critics' Choice Award (beating Maverick Sabre and Michael Kiwanuka).

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  • International Breakthrough Act nominees Foster The People arrive on the red carpet. They're up against acts including Lana Del Rey and Nicki Minaj.

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  • Florence Welch arrives at the O2. This year, Florence has been nominated for British Female Solo Artist and MasterCard British Album Of The Year (for 'Ceremonials').

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  • Ed Sheeran arrives on the red carpet. The singer is up for four awards this year: British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, British Single ('The A Team') and MasterCard British Album of the Year ('+').

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  • Leigh Francis, aka Keith Lemon, show his partiotic support at the BRIT Awards 2012.

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  • Semi-lovable buffoon James Corden is the host of the 2012 Brit Awards, which takes place tonight (February 21) at The O2 in London.

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  • Blur are set to pick up the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at tonight's Brit Awards, along with playing an 11 minute, 5-track set. We're curious which tracks they'll be selecting - click here to join in the discussion.

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  • We've created an infographic revealing which nominated acts are generating the biggest social buzz, which predicts that Coldplay and Jessie J will be the big winners of the night.

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  • But that doesn't mean we agree with the numbers and the hype - check out our predictions for each category in tonight's BRIT Awards.

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  • If you're not really interested in the classic categories like Best New Band, then why not take a gander at our alternate categories suggestions?

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  • As the big event draws near, we've taken a look at past BRIT Awards - here are the 10 worst decisions at the BRITS ever, at least in our opinions.

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