The Brit Awards 2012 - Results

Last night saw the 2012 Brit Awards ceremony held at London's O2 Arena, and perhaps it is no surprise that both Adele and Ed Sheeran left the building happy, after having very successful years recognised.

Adele added to her award collection by nabbing two Brits, including British Female Solo Artist and the night's big prize, Mastercard British Album of the Year, for 21. And on Wednesday, the U.K. singer will celebrate the one-year anniversary of her chart-topping 21.

Ed Sheeran also came away with two awards, for British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act - no mean feat.

There were live performances from Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and, of course, Adele, who sang Rolling in the Deep just a little over a week since her Grammy performance.

Closing the night were Blur who having recieved the Outstanding Contribution to Music award, 17 years on from their first Brit, went on to perform Girls & Boys, Song 2 and Parklife (with Phil Daniels of course). Time ran short for this however and Adele found herself rather rudely cut off - an incident for which the Brits/ITV have apologised.

Brit Award 2012 Winners:

  • British Female Solo Artist - Adele
  • International Male Solo Artist - Bruno Mars
  • Critic's Choice Award - Emeli Sande
  • British Single - One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
  • International Female Solo Artist - Rihanna
  • British Male Solo Artist - Ed Sheeran
  • British Group - Coldplay
  • International Group - Foo Fighters
  • British Breakthrough Act - Ed Sheeran
  • International Breakthrough Act - Lana Del Rey
  • Outstanding Contribution To Music - Blur
  • Mastercard British Album Of The Year - Adele - 21