The Arctic Monkeys and Take That each won two awards last night at the Brit Awards: “The Sheffield band [Arctic Monkeys] won the coveted Best British Group award. They also walked away with the Best British Album award for Favourite Worst Nightmare. Take That won Best British Live Act and Best British Single for “Shine”, voted for by commercial radio listeners and The Sun Bizarre column readers. Gary Barlow described it as ‘unbelievable’.”
Mika and Beth Ditto opened the show with a medley of “Love Today”, “Standing in the Way of Control” and “Grace Kelly” (above). Below, Kylie Minogue performs “Wow”, Leona Lewis performs “Bleeding Love”, Amy Winehouse performs “Love is a Losing Game”, and Rihanna trots out “Umbrella” another time with The Klaxons.
A full list of winners AFTER THE JUMP…
Brit Awards 2008
British live act: Take That. (chosen by BBC Radio 2 listeners).
Critics’ Choice Award: Adele.
British breakthrough act: Mika. (chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners).
International male solo artist: Kanye West.
British male solo artist: Mark Ronson.
International female solo artist: Kylie Minogue.
International group: Foo Fighters.
British female solo artist: Kate Nash.
International album: Foo Fighters, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.”
British group: Arctic Monkeys.
British single: Take That, “Shine.” (Chosen by live public phone-in.)
British album: Arctic Monkeys, “Favourite Worst Nightmare.”
Outstanding contribution to music: Paul McCartney
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