BRIT Awards 2012 - List of Winners

A big night in the music worlds was happened after the  Brits or the BRIT Awards 2012 winners have been revealed during a ceremony held at The 02 Arena on Tuesday.


Adele won the award for 'Mastercard British Album of the Year' which is widely regarded as the most important award of the ceremony. Only a minute into her acceptance speech host James Corden intervened to cut Adele off in order to introduce Blur who were due to perform an eleven minute set. Adele was visibly annoyed and proceed to flick her middle finger up into the air and the producers of the show came under fire from members of social networking website Twitter for the decision. Following the incident Adele said "I got cut off during my speech for Best Album and I flung the middle finger. But that finger was to the suits at the BRIT Awards, not to my fans".

Meanwhile, US pop star Bruno Mars was named best international male, Rihanna picked up best international female and the Foo Fighters won best international group.

Sheeran led the nominations going into the ceremony, up for best British male, breakthrough, single and album.

He beat rapper Professor Green, James Blake, James Morrison and Noel Gallagher to the prize for best British male.

The 21-year-old told the crowd: "I honestly didn't think I'd get this one."

Coldplay were crowned best British group in a category voted for by listeners to BBC Radio 2. Frontman Chris Martin described it as "very humbling"

The outstanding contribution honour went to reformed Britpop favourites Blur, who performed a medley of their hits. Their last appearance at the Brit Awards was in 1995, when they went home with four trophies.

Singer Damon Albarn said: "Last time we were here was 17 years ago and what happened that night seemed to have a really profound effect on our lives, so it's very nice to come back and say thank you very much for this honour."

One Direction won best single for their hit What Makes You Beautiful, beating tracks including Adele's Someone Like You, Ed Sheeran's The A Team and Price Tag by Jessie J and BoB.

The international breakthrough trophy went to fast-rising New York-based pop star Lana Del Rey. She told the crowd: "This award means much more to me than you know and I just want to say that without the support of everyone in this room and everyone in the UK I'd really be lost."

The event also included tributes to the late stars Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse and featured performances from Noel Gallagher, Florence and the Machine, Rihanna and Olly Murs with Rizzle Kicks.

Here is the complete list of nominees and its winners to the Brit Awards 2012:

British Male Solo Artist - Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist - Adele
Florence + the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act - Ed Sheeran
Anna Calvi
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Single - One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful
Adele: Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran: The A Team
Example: Changed The Way You Kiss Me
Jessie J feat B.o.B: Price Tag
JLS feat Dev: She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives and Gareth Malone: Wherever You Are
Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks: Heart Skips A Beat
Pixie Lott: All About Tonight
The Wanted: Glad You Came

British Group - Coldplay
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status

Mastercard British Album Of The Year - Adele: 21
Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran: +
Florence + the Machine: Ceremonials
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

International Male Solo Artist - Bruno Mars
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist - Rihanna
Lady GaGa

International Group - Foo Fighters
Fleet Foxes
Jay Z and Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act - Lana Del Rey
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Nicki Minaj

Critics' Choice - Emeli Sandé 
Outstanding Contribution To Music Award - Blur

The Brit Awards (stylised as the BRIT Awards; often simply called the Brits) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards and the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain" or "Britannia", but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trust.