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The BRIT Awards 2012

22nd February 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

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Tuesday night saw Adele be named MasterCard British Album of the Year for her multi-platinum album 21 at this year’s BRIT Awards.

This is her second album and has sold over 17 million copies worldwide and topped charts when it was released in 2011, which contains songs such as Rolling In The Deep, Set Fire To The Rain, and of course Someone Like You.

Adele took the award after being part of the nomination with Coldplay’s album Mylo Xyloto, Ed Sheeran’s +, Florence & The Machine’s Ceremonials and PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake.

She also won the British Female Solo Artist Award. Someone Like You has became one of her biggest selling songs since 2011. She took the award after being up against Florence & The Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling.

The International Breakthrough award went to Melancholy pop sensation Lana Del Ray, who has boasted the biggest album so far this year, which includes songs Video Games and Born To Die. This success-streak has made her win her first ever BRIT Awards nomination. The debut album Born To Die has already topped the album charts this month. She won the award against Aloe Blacc, Bon Iver, Foster The People and Nicki Minaj.

Ed Sheeran won the British Breakthough Act award after building a name for himself on the UK’s live scene. It’s been a year already since he started doing his huge hits such as Lego House, Drunk and The A Team as well as his album +. He has done that well that he is this year’s most nominated BRITs artist and picked up four awards. He battled against Anna Calvi, Emeli Sande, Jessie J and The Vaccines to win this award. He also performed his song Lego House.

The artist also won the British Male Solo Artist award. He had a bit of competition though against James Blake, James Morrison, Noel Gallagher and Professor Green. The artist even said himself, “I really didn’t expect to get this one.”

The young star song’s are a blend between folk and hip-hop and can be heard much on his debut album +. He has scored three Top Ten hits with his singles The A Team, You Need Me, I Don’t Need You and Lego House in 2011.

Coldplay have been named BRITs 2012 British Group and have previously done so in 2001, 2003 and 2006. They also took Best British Group on 2001 and 2003 plus British Single in 2006, and performed at this year’s BRITS. The group were up against Arctic Monkeys, Chase & Status, Elbow and Kasabian, but Coldplay who have had massive success with their singles Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Paradise and their album Mylo Xyloto, won the award.

Rihanna has been named International Female Artist. She collected this award as well as performing, and has also won the International Female Solo Artist award in 2011 as well as being nominated for it in 2008 and 2010. She was up against Beyonce, Bjork, Feist and Lady Gaga for this award and said thanks to all her fans for all their support.

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction won BRITs 2012 Best British Single. The five-piece have rose to massive success ever since their single reached Number 1 back in September 2011.

And finally, Bruno Mars won BRITs 2012 International Male Artist. The singer has had massive international hits since the last 12 months, which includes Grenade and The Lazy Song.

He won the award after beating Aloe Blacc, Bon Iver, David Guetta and Ryan Adams.

Sir Peter Blake designed all of the awards at the BRITs 2012.


Full Winners List:

Critics’ Choice Award – Emeli Sande
Outstanding Achievement Award –
Best British Female – Adele
Best International Male – Bruno Mars
Best International Female – Rihanna
Best British Male – Ed Sheeran
Best British Group – Coldplay
Best International Group – Foo Fighters
British Breakthrough Act – Ed Sheeran
International Breakthrough Act – Lana Del Rey
Best British Album – Adele
Best British Single – One Direction