Tinie Tempah shows off his brace of trophies, designed by Vivian Westwood. He won both Breakthrough Act and British Single, for ‘Pass Out’.
Double award winners Arcade Fire perform on stage at the O2 Arena at the 2011 Brit Awards. The band triumphed off the back of their seminal album ‘The Suburbs’, which also saw them win at the Grammys.
Cheryl Cole presented Rihanna with her Brit award for International Female Solo Artist, before the singer declared “I’m the only girl in the world!”.
Arcade Fire celebrate victory at the Brits 2011. The band picked up two awards, for International Group and International Album (for ‘The Suburbs’).
Smile at the birdy! The xx can’t contain their glee at arriving at another awards ceremony. The band’s eponymous debut was up for British Album, but lost out to Mumford & Sons.
This year’s Critic’s Choice winner Jessie J has said about this honour: “This is epic! It has been a dream since I was a little girl to win a BRIT. I can’t believe it’s happened.”
Plan B took home the award for British Male Solo Artist (presented by Dizzee Rascal). His performance wasn’t quite as successful, though, as he got booed when a dancer dressed as a police officer ran onto the stage in flames at the end of the song.
Mumford And Sons donned their finest country hunting garb to collect Best British Album 2011.
Shonky vocals from Paloma Faith and a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ (part of her dress fell off) weren’t enough to stop her performance with best International Male Solo Artist Cee-Lo from being a colourful ending to the show. The Gnarls Barkley man beat Kanye and Eminem to win the gong.
Laura Marling, winner of Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards. The singer was speechless when she collected her prize on stage, declaring it “weird”.
Adele performed her song ‘Someone Like You’ (from her new album) at the Brit Awards last night.
Chipmunk at the Brits. He’s not nominated for anything, but was drumming up publicity for his forthcoming second album ‘Transition’.
Currently at Number One in the album chart with ’21’, Adele hits the red carpet.
In addition to performing with Paloma Faith, Cee Lo Green took home the award for International Male Solo Artist (presented by Lewis Hamilton).
Mumford & Sons picked up the award for British Album for ‘Sigh No More’, and treated London’s O2 Arena to a stripped down version of ‘Timshel’.
The Pussycat Dolls’ Kimberly Wyatt and Taio Cruz. Cruz was up for Best British Single for ‘Dynamite’, but lost to Tinie Tempah’s ‘Pass Out’.
The Temper Trap arrive at The O2 hoping to win International Breakthrough Act. They were up against Bruno Mars, the Glee Cast, and The National – who all lost to Justin Bieber.
Take That opened the show with a performance of ‘Kidz’ that included riot police, dancers and lots of people in their underpants. The band also won the British Group gong for the first time in their career.
Last year’s Critics’ Choice winner Ellie Goulding was up for Female Solo Artist, but the award went to folkster Laura Marling.
No need for fans of the tween-pop singer to get angry about these awards show results. Mr. Bieber took home the award for International Breakthrough (with his award presented by Will Young and Avril Lavigne).
Scouting For Girls were hoping to pick up Best Single for ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’, but lost out to Tinie Tempah.
Ben Drew, aka Plan B, admires his Brit Award. The singer also performed at the ceremony and had a cosy chat with James Corden at his table about that mooted reggae album.
The nicest guy in pop, Mark Ronson, looks like one of The Munsters with his black and white hair at the Brits. The DJ-producer-singer-songwriter declared that he’d won £100 by betting against himself and backing Plan B in the British Male Solo Artist category.
Jessie J arrives at the Brits. This year the Brit Awards have a new home at London’s O2. The pressure’s off for Jessie – she already won the Critics’ Choice award, months before the ceremony. Her award last night was presented by Ellie Golding and Mark Ronson.
Cee-Lo Green rocked up to the red carpet in a tracksuit, but quickly changed into a dapper white suit. He was up for Best International Solo Artist and Best International Album, winning
X Factor berk Matt Cardle arrives at the Brits. Absurdly, ‘When We Collide’ was up for Best Single.
Tinie Tempah, the winner of two awards (British Breakthrough Act and British Single), also gave a collaborative performance with Ellie Goulding for his song ‘Wonderman’.
Paloma Faith – she was up for female Solo Artist, alongside Cheryl Cole, Ellie Goulding, Rumer, and winner Laura Marling. She also joined Cee Lo for a performance of ‘Forget You’.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey presented the Mastercard British Album Of The Year award to Mumford and Sons.
Eliza Doolittle – she didn’t get nominated for anything, but that didn’t stop her turning up to get photographed on the red carpet.
Professor Green and Hollyoaks actor Candy McCulloch. At risk of coming across like Heat magazine, they used to go out but split up last year. Guess they’re back together.
Plan B played a medley of tracks from ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’ during a performance that saw a stuntman set on fire. He picked up the first award of the night, for British Male Solo Artist.
Dizzee Rascal looks sharp at the Brits. He presented Plan B with his award for British Male Solo Artist.
Brits host James Corden was on best behaviour as he presented the awards: the jokes were few and far between as the ‘Gavin And Stacey’ star gushed praise over the nominees and winners.