The award is the first of the night.
Welcomed onto the stage by actor Simon Pegg, the Welsh singer said she was “honoured” to be at the awards.
“It’s a real honour to be here at the BRITs 2009,” she said. “British Female, I dunno what that means! I suppose it’s lucky my mother didn’t have a boy!”
The acts nominated for Best British Female were:
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