The Brit Awards 2010

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The Brit Awards 2010

Kasabian's Tom Meighan picks up the British Group award from host Peter Kay at the Brits (February 16). Meighan embarrassed himself slightly by tripping over as he walked on stage. Photo: PA Photos

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Florence won Best Album for 'Lungs' - following up on her Critics' Choice award last year. Photo: PA Photos

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Kasabian get acquainted with their Best British Group statuette. Why are they holding two? We're not sure - perhaps one of them is the award Liam Gallagher threw away. Photo: PA Photos

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Sugababes arrive on the red carpet. They weren't nominated for anything - perhaps because, after so many line-up changes, no-one can even remember who's in the band anymore. Photo: PA Photos

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Mel B and Geri Halliwell of The Spice Girls turned up to collect a Brits Performance of 30 Years award for their 1997 performance of 'Wannabe'/'Who Do You Think You Are'. It was presented by Sam Fox, who infamously hosted the awards herself with Mick Fleetwood in 1989. Photo: PA Photos

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Courtney Love was on hand to present the Critics' Choice award to Ellie Goulding. Photo: PA Photos

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Alexandra Burke arrives at the Brit Awards, which took place at London's Earl's Court last night (February 16). Burke was nominated in the Best Single category, but lost out to JLS. A real clash of the titans there, then. Photo: PA Photos

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Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) was nominated for Female Solo Artist but lost out to Lily Allen. She didn't seem too gutted, though - the TV cameras later caught her dancing to Robbie Williams' set. Photo: PA Photos

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Ellie Goulding won the Critics' Choice award. Florence won the same award last year, and ended up winning Best Album in 2010. A good omen for Goulding? Photo: PA Photos

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Dizzee and Florence perform a duet, a mash-up of her track 'You've Got The Love' and his track 'Dirtee Cash'. Photo: PA Photos

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Jonathan Ross poses with JLS, who bagged two awards. Ross joked that he'd been styled by Dizzee Rascal. Photo: PA Photos

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys stole the show with a performance of 'Empire State Of Mind'. Jay-Z won the International Male award, and joked that he'd always taken his inspiration from The Spice Girls. Photo: PA Photos

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Lady Gaga was the night's big winner, scooping three awards for International Female Solo Artist, International Album for 'The Fame' and International Breakthrough Act. Photo: PA Photos

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Liam Gallagher accepted the award for the best British Album Of 30 Years for Oasis' '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?', pointedly thanking everyone in the band apart from brother Noel, before throwing his microphone and award into the audience. Photo: PA Photos

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Lily Allen put on a lavish performance on the night, performing 'The Fear' flanked by backing dancers. She also won Best British Female. Photo: PA Photos

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Lady Gaga changed her performance at the last minute, ditching the planned spectacle for a more sombre affair in memory of fashion designer Alexander McQueen that saw her play 'Telephone' alone at a piano before dancing to 'Dance In The Dark'. Photo: PA Photos

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Lily Allen claimed she was wearing this ginger monstrosity so that the cameras wouldn't find her when she lost out in the British Female Solo category. She won, though, and it was her first Brit Award. Photo: PA Photos

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Pixie Lott was up for British Breakthrough, as voted by Radio 1 listeners, but lost out to JLS. She was also up for British Female Solo, but lost out to Lily Allen. Photo: PA Photos

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Idris Elba - aka The Wire's top villain Stringer Bell - presented Kasabian with their award for British Group. They saw off competition from Muse, JLS, Doves and Friendly Fires and frontman Tom Meighan got a little overexcited running onto the stage and fell tit over arse. Photo: PA Photos

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Robbie Williams celebrated picking up his Outstanding Contribution Award at the grand old age of 36 by performing a megamix of 12 tracks that included classics like 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Angels'. Photo: PA Photos

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Cheryl Cole mimed her way (very, very badly) through her performance of 'Fight For This Love' and 1993 house classic 'Show Me Love'. She performed without her wedding ring to chants of "dump him", and jetted off to LA alone this morning (Feb 17th). Photo: PA Photos

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Dizzee claims the gong for British Male Solo Artist shortly after his collaboration with Florence for a mash-up of 'Dirtee Cash' and 'You've Got The Love'. He was in a suitably jubilant mood but didn't dive into the crowd like last year's Shockwaves NME Awards. Photo: PA Photos

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Leona Lewis, a strict vegetarian, used her clout to alter the Brit Awards catering. "I was outraged to hear that the Brit Awards were planning to serve foie-gras at the ceremony," she wrote on Twitter. “They have now removed it from the menu, well done!” Photo: PA Photos

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