2012 BRIT Awards: The Show, The Winners

Posted Tuesday February 21, 2012 6:35 PM GMT

With the grand UK showcase coming to an end, the 2012 BRIT Awards have named the year’s big winners during an exciting O2 Arena ceremony in London, England on Tuesday night (February 21).

Taking home the top prize of Best British album and a total of two trophies was Adele, while other big winners included the Coldplay as Best British group, Ed Sheernan as Best British Male/British Breakthrough Act and One Direction landing Best Single for their track titled "What Makes You Beautiful".

With viewers being led through the crowning of category picks by host James Corden, fans were also treated to dazzling performances by the likes of Coldplay, Rihanna, Florence + The Machine, Bruno Mars, Adele and closing act Blur.

Remembering the fallen music icons, the ceremony featured tributes to Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse (watch below) while Emeli Sande nabbed Critics' Choice honors.

For a full rundown of the night's triumphs, the complete list of 2012 BRIT Award winners is as follows:

British Male Solo Artist
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist
WINNER: Adele
Florence and the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sande
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status
WINNER: Coldplay
Elbow
Kasabian

British Single
Adele - Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran - A Team
Example - Changed the Way You Kiss Me
Jessie J featuring VOB - Price Tag
JLS featuring Dev - She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wise/Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are
Olly Murs featuring Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat
WINNER: One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott - All About Tonight
The Wanted - Glad you Came?

Mastercard British Album of the Year
WINNER: Adele - 21
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran - +,
Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials
P J Harvey - Let England Shake

International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
WINNER: Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist
Beyonce
Bjork
Feist
Lady Gaga
WINNER: Rihanna

International Group
Fleet Foxes
WINNER: Foo Fighters
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
WINNER: Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj

British Producer
Paul Epworth
Flood
Ethan Johns

Outstanding Contribution Award - Blur

Critics Choice Award - Emeli Sande




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