Previously, the star won the Best British Female and Best British Breakthrough Act trophies.
Taking to the stage to collect her gong from fellow Welsh national Tom Jones, the singer promised not to cry, although she didn’t quite manage to keep her pledge. Her emotional speech saw her well-up while stating that she had worked hard for five years to get to this position.
“I just want you to know, I travelled this whole country for five years, playing my songs to old ladies and everybody,” she said. “I can’t tell you what this means. For five years… Just thank you so much!”
The acts nominated for Best Album were:
Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’
Duffy – ‘Rockferry’
Elbow – ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’
Radiohead – ‘In Rainbows’
The Ting Tings – ‘We Started Nothing’
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