Singer presented with the new award for 2008

Adele received the brand new Critics’ Choice Award tonight (February 20) at the Brit Awards 2008.

It had been announced previous to the evening that Adele would win the award, which is new for 2008.

Singer Will Young presented the gong to Adele, explaining that the award was for the artist select critics believe will break-through in 2008.

“Hiya,” said Adele, as she accepted the award. “It’s so nice to be here. This has been going on for like, three months.” She thanked her friends and family and the critics who voted for her, as well as Jamie T and Jack Penate.

To get the full Brit Award results just click on the categories below:

Best British Live Act

British Breakthrough Act

Best International Male

Best British Male

Best International Female

Best International Group

Best British Female

Best International Album

Best British Band

Best British Single

Best British Album

Outstanding Contribution To Music Award

Keep checking NME.COM throughout the evening for the latest from the Brit Awards 2008.

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