Brit Awards 2013

Last night (20 February), The annual Brit Awards rolled into town. Awards were handed out, the nation were treated to a variety of performances and (host) James Corden put on an unforgettable show.
Man of the night Ben Howard collects the first of many Brit Awards he received
Louis Smith and Jack Whitehall present the award for 'British Live Act'  
The complete list of winners:
British Breakthrough Act - Ben Howard
British Female Solo Artist - Emeli Sande
British Group - Mumford & Sons
MasterCard British Album of the Year - Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events
Live Act - Coldplay
British Male Solo Artist - Ben Howard
British Single - Adele - Skyfall
Special Recognition Award - War Child Charity
British Global Success (for international sales in 2012) - One Direction
Critics' Choice - Tom Odell
International Female Solo Artist - Lana Del Rey
International Group - The Black Keys
International Male Solo Artist - Frank Ocean
British Producer - Paul Epworth

A lot of people have said they felt this year's ceremony was a bit of a disappointment (and admittedly there was something missing), however I felt those who won awards this year were more deserving than in previous years. Obviously I'm not a fan of everybody on the winners list, although I was delighted that Ben Howard, Mumford & Sons, Tom Odell, Lana Del Rey and The Black Keys were awarded for their music.
Lana Del Rey receives the 'International Female Solo Artist' award
Mumford & Sons collect their award for 'British Group' 

Guests were treated to performances on the night from the likes of: Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, One Direction, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. The majority of these performances were very good, however One Direction sounded a bit out of tune - it may have been the 'high energy' dance routine incorporated to accompany the track, but that's just my opinion don't take it to heart.
Muse opened the night with their latest track 'Supremacy'
Everyone's favourite guilty pleasure brought 'sexy back' with his performance last night
Sassy Taylor Swift showed her ex what he's missing. Girl power at it's best.
Emeli Sande closed the night with a medley of hits.
 In addition I thought it was great that War Child were recognised, as their work is truly invaluable. My highlight of the Brits was when James Corden sat in Nick Grimshaw's lap and the pair locked lips. It was hilarious. Finally, I am already looking forward to next year's show, however there is a long way to go and hopefully more underground artists will receive recognition next time.
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