The customary BRITS report then (again)

By | Published on Thursday 20 February 2014

Alex Turner

So, the great, and the good, and the bad, let’s not forget the bad, of the pop and rock world amassed at the O2 Dome in Greenwich yesterday for their annual prize giving.

Arctic Monkeys and One Direction were the double winners, the former winning two real awards – Best Group and Best Album – the latter the only slightly made up British Global Success Award and the all new Who’s Got The Most Fans On Twitter Prize. Well done both.

Elsewhere Beyonce won the Have A Quick Sing And Then Exit Prize, Nile Rogers beat Prince to the Oldest Cool Guy In Room Award, James Corden delighted the crowds by confirming that this was his last stint as host, and we all discovered that Bastille and Rudimental actually sound better when merged. Good Times.

And here are the winners…

Best British Male Solo Artist: David Bowie
Best British Female Solo Artist: Ellie Goulding
British Group: Arctic Monkeys
British Breakthrough Act: Bastille
British Global Success Award: One Direction
Critics’ Choice: Sam Smith
British Producer Of The Year: Flood (Mark Ellis) & Alan Moulder

British Single: Rudimental feat Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night
British Album Of The Year: Arctic Monkeys – AM
British Video Award: One Direction – Best Song Ever

International Male Solo Artist: Bruno Mars
International Female Solo Artist: Lorde
International Group: Daft Punk