Rapper Tinie Tempah and Canadian band Arcade Fire were the big winners today at this year’s Brit Awards, with both acts walking away with two awards.
The star-studded show at London’s O2 Arena was kicked off by Take That, who performed their new single Kidz.
The ceremony was hosted by the comedian James Corden and the statues were redesigned by Vivienne Westwood.
Plan B, real name Ben Drew, was the first act to win an award, walking away with the Best Male Solo Artist statue.
And Tinie Tempah, who had four nominations, won the Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Single for Pass Out.
Arcade Fire won Best International Album for their record The Suburbs, and also picked up Best International Group.
Essex girl Jessie J gave a tearful speech as she accepted the Critics’ Choice award.
Teen sensation Justin Bieber was given the Best International Breakthrough Act and Laura Marling gave an understated acceptance speech as she collected the Best British Female Solo Artist gong.
Rihanna, who also performed a medley of her songs, was presented with the Best International Female award by Cheryl Cole.
And Cee-Lo Green, whose duet with Paloma Faith was the final performance of the night, was honoured with the Best International Male Solo Artist award.
Take That were given a standing ovation as they picked up the Best British Group statue.
Accepting the award, band member Mark Owen gestured to Robbie Williams, saying, “Can I say thanks for coming back mate. Appreciate it.
“It’s a real pleasure for the five of us to be up here.”
The folk-pop group Mumford & Sons walked away with what James Corden called the “biggest award of the night,” Best British Album, for their debut record Sigh No More.
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