Every year The Brit Awards line up to honour the biggest names in music. The event was hosted by comedian Peter Kay and featured performances from the likes of JLS; Lily Allen; Cheryl Cole and Lady Gaga. The latter having the most fruitful evening, picking up awards for International Female Solo Artist; International Album and International Breakthrough Act. It’s yet another chapter in the singer’s successful rise to fame, however she did face some criticism by neglecting to perform any of her hits; choosing instead to sing new single ‘Telephone’.
A major talking point of the evening was Cheryl Cole’s emotionally charged performance of ‘Fight For This Love’. After recent press accusations regarding husband Ashley Cole alleged infidelities there were rumours of the singer cancelling. Liam Gallagher proved he’s not intending to grow old gracefully. On accepting the award for British Album of 30 Years for ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory’ the Oasis singer refused to acknowledge Noel Gallagher in his acceptance speech, before throwing his microphone and the award into the crowd.
In a move that has stirred conversation within Shazam HQ, the Outstanding Contribution To Music award went to Robbie Williams. There’s no doubt of the singer’s success over the past decade, but whether his work will go on to influence future generations is something that’s certainly up for debate. While Williams treated the crowd to a medley of his hits, arguably the performance of the evening came from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys with a storming rendition of ‘Empire State Of Mind’, read on to watch the performance and for the full list of award winners.
British Male Solo Artist – Dizzee Rascal
British Female Solo Artist – Lily Allen
International Male Solo Artist – Jay-Z
International Female Solo Artist – Lady Gaga
British Breakthrough Act – JLS
International Breakthrough Act – Lady Gaga
British Group – Kasabian
Critics Choice – Ellie Goulding
British Single – JLS Beat Again
British Album Of 30 Years – Oasis ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’
British Album – Florence And The Machine ‘Lungs’
International Album – Lady Gaga ‘The Fame’
Brits Performance Of 30 Years – The Spice Girls ‘Wannabe / Who Do You Think You Are’ (1997)
Outstanding Contribution To Music – Robbie Williams