You can read our thoughts in the bird flipping incident here – let us know if you think Adele was right.
Ed Sheeran also took home two awards – British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Blur closed the Brit Awards with a triumphant five-song set. They picked up this year’s Outstanding Contribution To Music award before kicking off their set – the longest show-closer in the history of the awards – with ‘Girls & Boys’.
After moving on to an energetic ‘Song 2’, they were then joined by comic Phil Daniels for ‘Parklife’.
Blur also played ‘Tender’ with a 32-piece gospel choir and closed their set with ‘This Is A Low’.
“The last time we were here was 17 years ago and what happened on that night had a very profound effect on our lives,” frontman Damon Albarn told the crowd after collecting their award.
Rihanna celebrates her victory in the International Female Solo Artist category.
Rihanna performed hit single ‘We Found Love’ at the event.
Jack Whitehall and Jessie J presented Bruno Mars with his award for International Male Solo Artist.
Florence And The Machine brought their song ‘No Light No Light’ to the O2 stage.
Noel Gallagher and Chris Martin collaborated on a rendition of High Flying Birds track ‘AKA… What A Life’.
Kylie Minogue was in attendance, as well, presenting the Best British Female to Adele.
Olly Murs performed his BRIT nominated track ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ at the ceremony (although the song failed to pick up any awards).
Coldplay kicked off the ceremony with a performance of ‘Charlie Brown’ – completing the set with fireworks.
Ed Sheeran played his song ‘Lego House’ during the ceremony.
The International Male Solo Artist award went to Bruno Mars.
Noel Gallagher hits the BRIT Awards red carpet.
During Lana Del Rey’s acceptance speech, she said: “This award means much more to me than you know and I just wanna say that without the support of everyone is this room and everyone in the UK I’d really be lost so thank you, I love you.”
Awards show veteran Adele hits the red carpet.
Elbow were nominated for best British Group, but lost to Coldplay.
Tinie Tempah was spotted arriving at the BRIT Awards 2012.
Kylie Minogue arrives at the ceremony to present the award for Best British Female.
Jessie J hits the red carpet in a matching red gown.
Dizzee Rascal keeps warm as he hits the red carpet.
Hurts looked stylish as ever.
Anna Calvi was nominated for British Breakthrough Act, but lost to Ed Sheeran.
Aloe Blacc was up for two awards, International Male Solo Artist and International Breakthrough Act (although he didn’t take home either).
Maverick Sabre also attended the BRIT Awards 2012.
Professor Green was up for best British Male Solo Artist (but lost to Ed Sheeran).
Comedian/actor Jack Whitehall presented the best International Male award with Jessie J.
Cover Drive arrive at the ceremony.
Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton was also spotted arriving at the big event.
Blur rehearse for their reunion gig earlier in the day.
Florence And The Machine practice their set for the evening’s performance.
Jo Whiley arrives at the O2.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds take a practice run for their performance.
Mr. Hudson (in a very shiny suit) arrives on the red carpet.
Actor/rapper Adam Deacon is amongst the many attendees.
Fearne Cotton keeps it simple at the BRIT Awards 2012.
Olly Murs is up for British Single this year (for his collab with Rizzle Kicks).
Military Wives Choir are also nominated for the British Single award this year for their song ‘Wherever You Are’. It stands a pretty decent chance at winning, since it took the latest Christmas No. 1 single spot.
American Singer-songwriter Christina Perri arrives at the 2012 BRIT Awards.
Rizzle Kicks arrive to find out if they’ve won the British Single award for their ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ collaboration with Olly Murs.
Florence Welch arrives at the O2. This year, Florence has been nominated for British Female Solo Artist and MasterCard British Album Of The Year (for ‘Ceremonials’).
Blur are set to pick up the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at tonight’s Brit Awards, along with playing an 11 minute, 5-track set. We’re curious which tracks they’ll be selecting – click here to join in the discussion.
We’ve created an infographic revealing which nominated acts are generating the biggest social buzz, which predicts that Coldplay and Jessie J will be the big winners of the night.
But that doesn’t mean we agree with the numbers and the hype – check out our predictions for each category in tonight’s BRIT Awards.
If you’re not really interested in the classic categories like Best New Band, then why not take a gander at our alternate categories suggestions?
As the big event draws near, we’ve taken a look at past BRIT Awards – here are the 10 worst decisions at the BRITS ever, at least in our opinions.
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