Without doubt the biggest music awards ceremony this side of the US, the Brit Awards were brimming with stand-out performances (Cheryl Cole), show-stopping outfits (GaGa) and an array of acceptance speeches (Liam Gallagher).
The first award of the night was the Best Brits Performance of 30 Years which went to girl-power group The Spice Girls, collected by Geri Halliwell and Mel B in matching white ensembles.
Lilly Allen, who opened the show with her number one single The Fear, was then awarded her first Brit for British Female which she arrived on stage to collect wearing a bright orange wig and fitting LBD.
Other successes included Kasabian who won Britsh Group and Florence and the Machine who took the British Album title.
But the biggest winner of the night was US sensation Lady GaGa who picked up three awards including Best International Female, International Album for The Fame and International Breakthrough Act.
Lady GaGa, who performed a sombre medley of songs in tribute to fashion designer Alexander McQueen, tearfully accepted each award in her incredible huge wig. white netting and barely there leotard.
Brit band JLS also had cause to celebrate after winning two gongs for British Breakthrough Act and British Single.
Jay-Z won International Male while Dizzee Rascal won British Male Solo Artist and Oasis won British Album of 30 Years for What’s The Story Morning Glory.
Liam Gallagher collected the award, which he threw into the audience along with his microphone.
Cheryl Cole, Dizzee and Florence, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, and a very happy Robbie Williams, (who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award) performed throughout the night.
Another great night celebrating the best music talent around!
By Georgie Hindle