Brit Awards Round Up: Tinie Tempah & Arcade Fire Lead With Most Gongs (Well, Two Each…)

As award show ‘sweeps’ go, it wasn’t an overwhelming triumph (Lady Gaga got three gongs last year, in your face BRIT ’11 winners). But Tiny Tempah and Arcade Fire led the pack last night with a respectable two awards each: Tiny for British Breakthrough Act and Best Single, and Arcade Fire for International Group and International Album (surprisingly beating Kings Of Leon who spurned a summer-long collective hum of ‘Sex On Fire’. Found that irritating did we, Brit judges?)

For those of you with busy, important lives causing you to miss the awards, the show can be summed up as such: the Bieb-meister flirted with Cheryl Cole; Cheryl gushed over Rihanna (“my girl crush”); hemlines were ridiculously short (Alesha Dixon, Jessie J and Eliza Doolittle nobly competed for the most knicker-skimming hemlines), James Cordon presented with gags such as ‘men, place your pillow on your lap for Rihanna’ (we paraphrase, but that was the jist), Take That and Plan B performed with dancers dressed as riot police (keeping things nice and topical for the student audience, then) and Momford & Sons continued on their ‘nu folk’, farmer chic assault, performing acousticly and picking up arguably the most prestigious award for Best Album (take that, er Take That).

Read on for a refresher of the full list of winners (winners in bold)…

British Male Solo Artist
Mark Ronson
Paul Weller
Plan B
Robert Plant
Tinie Tempah

British Female Solo Artist
Cheryl Cole
Ellie Goulding
Laura Marling
Paloma Faith

British Breakthrough Act
Ellie Goulding
Mumford and Sons
Tinie Tempah
The XX

British Group
Biffy Clyro
Mumford and Sons
Take That
The XX

British Single
Alexandra Burke featuring Pitbull – All Night Long
Cheryl Cole – Parachute
Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got the Love
Matt Cardle – When We Collide
Olly Murs – Please Don’t Let Me Go
Plan B – She Said
Scouting for Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
The Wanted – All Time Low

 British Album of the Year
Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More
Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Take That – Progress
Tinie Tempah – Disc- Overy
The XX – XX

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Cee Lo Green
David Guetta
Kanye West

International Female Solo Artist
Alicia Keys
Katy Perry
Kylie Minogue

International Breakthrough Act
Bruno Mars
Glee Cast
Justin Bieber
The National
The Temper Trap

International Group
Arcade Fire
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
The Script
Vampire Weekend

International Album
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Eminem – Recovery
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown

British Producer
Ethan Johns
John Leckie
Markus Dravs
Mike Pela
Stuart Price

Critics’ Choice

Jessie J
James Blake
The Vaccines