BRIT Awards 2013: Winners

We take a look at the winners from this year’s BRIT Awards which took place on Wednesday evening at the O2 Arena.


All eyes were on London Wednesday as the music world descended to the O2 for the 2013 Brit Awards. Hosted by James Corden, the ceremony was screened live on ITV, attracting well over six million viewers.

Two of the biggest winners of the night were Ben Howard and Emeli Sande. Ben, who dropped out of university for a music career, scooped the British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Artist.

Sande picked up two awards, British Female Solo Artist and the prestigious Mastercard British Album Of The Year for Our Version of Events.

Mumford & Sons, who performed their hit song I Will Wait, won British Group award, seeing off big hitters such as Muse and One Direction. International Group went to The Black Keys.

Coldplay won for best British Live Act, giving them their 8th BRIT Award. They first won in 2001 for Best British Album.

International Female Solo Artist once again went to Lana Del Rey, who beat the competition which comprised of Alicia Keys, Cat Power, Rihanna and Taylor Swift. International Male Solo Artists went to Frank Ocean, his first ever BRIT award.

Adele, who hit the headlines last year at the ceremony after her acceptance speech was cut short, picked up best British Single for Skyfall. She appeared in a video from America as she is preparing for the Oscars which take place this weekend.

Tom Odell picked up the Critic’s Choice Award, the first time a male has been awarded the prize. Paul Epworth won British Producer of the Year, he last won the award in 2010. One Direction took home the The Global Success Award, which is a new award honouring British success abroad.

[Written by Shaun Linden]