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Last night’s Brit Awards saw Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sandé and Ben Howard clean up in the domestic categories, while Lana Del Rey – who wrote her album in the UK – Frank Ocean and The Black Keys won in the International brackets. Via NME :

Emeli Sande’s 'Our Version of Events’ was named Album of the Year. The singer was also named Best British Female and she was presented her award – this year designed by Damien Hirst – by Taylor Swift.

Ben Howard was named Best British Male beating Plan B, Richard Hawley, Calvin Harris and Olly Murs. Murs went on to tweet: “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t gutted!! Big up to Ben Howard!! Well done.” Howard also scored the award for British Breakthrough over the likes of fellow nominees Alt-J and Jake Bugg.

Best International Female was Lana Del Rey. “I lived here and I love it here and I wrote my record here and I’m honoured,” said the US singer songwriter on receiving her award. She also thanked her management for helping to turn her life into a “work of art”.

Adele, meanwhile, picked up the Best British Single award for “Skyfall. Here’s the complete list of winners.

Best British Group
Mumford and Sons

Best British Album
Emeli Sande 'Our Version of Events’

Best British Single
Adele 'Skyfall’

Best British Female
Emeli Sande

British British Male
Ben Howard

British Breakthrough
Ben Howard

Best Live Act
Coldplay

Best International Group
The Black Keys

Best International Male
Frank Ocean

Best International Female
Lana Del Rey




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