The stars of British music lit up the red carpet last night, with glam gowns and wow-worthy performances the order of the day at the BRIT Awards 2012. Find out all the winners here…
Following her success at the Grammy Awards last week, Adele was the big winner of the night, scooping gongs for British Female Solo Artist, and the biggest award of the night – British Album of the Year. The gorgeous singer kept in classic in a black Burberry gown with sheer sleeves, and a yellow diamond ring. After accepting her award from Kylie Minogue who wore a glam YSL cobalt blue gown, Adele took to the stage to wow the crowd with a performance of hit single Rolling in the Deep.
Born to Die singer Lana Del Ray accepted the award for International Breakthrough Act in a scarlet off the shoulder Vivienne Westwood gown, and Critics Choice winner Emeli Sande rocked a black belted dress with white collar. Jessie J teamed a red lace Falguni & Shane Peacock gown with oversize earrings and smokey make-up.
Best International Female Rihanna rocked a studded Givenchy Haute Couture by Ricardo Tisci gown with nude strappy sandals and brown satin gloves. She later changed to a low-key outfit of jumper, shorts and sunglasses to perform to a backdrop of paint splashes.
And representing the boys were Best Single winners One Direction, as well as Blur, who performed three tracks to close the ceremony, and Lego House singer Ed Sheeran, who accepted his two awards in a navy suit and trainers combo.
Also joining the boys were rapper Professor Green and girlfriend Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, X Factor winners Little Mix, Nicole Sherzinger, in a Versace gown, Pixie Lott, and Florence Welch who performed at the Awards in a nude custom made Alexander McQueen dress.
The BRITS 2012 winners:
British Female Solo Artist – Adele
International Male Solo Artist – Bruno Mars
Critics' Choice – Emeli Sande
Best British Single – One Direction
International Female Solo Artist – Rihanna
British Male Solo Artist – Ed Sheeran
British Group – Coldplay
Best International Group – Foo Fighters
British Breakthrough Act – Ed Sheeran
International Breakthrough Act – Lana Del Rey
Outstanding Contribution To Music – Blur
British Album of the Year – Adele