And here we are…The Brit Awards were televised tonight, and really didn’t hold my attention. All it did was confirm just how much I dislike Mumford and Sons. The pretentiousness meter was on TILT. So I hereby request that the backlash begin.
Oh, the winners? Here ya go:
Best British Male Solo Artist: Ben Howard
Best British Group: Mumford and Sons
Best British Live Act: Coldplay
Best British Breakthrough Act: Ben Howard
Best International Group: The Black Keys
Best International Male Solo Artist: Frank Ocean
International Female Solo Artist: Lana Del Rey
Best British Single: Adele, Skyfall
British Album of the Year: Emeli Sande, Our Version Of Events
Global Success Award: One Direction
Oh, and Taylor Swift (Harry’s ex!) did the worst her best Baby Madonna act (“Keep It Together” from “Blonde Ambition or what?) just to piss off (or please?) the One Direction nuts out there. I don’t know. I do know I can’t with her.
I loveThe Brit Awards. I’m a Brit pop girl through and through. Back in the 80’s the line was drawn deeply: Either you swooned brightly to Duran Duran, Human League, David Bowie, EurythmicsOR you dorked around to finger down the throat gaggingHuey Lewis and the News and ZZ Top with a bottle of Bartles andJaymesStrawberry DaiquiriWine Coolers. Ack. J’knowt’mayne?
The 2012Brit Awards have yet to happen here in the States (wait, what? Eight hour time difference!), but of course we have the full list of winners for you!
British Male Solo Artist Ed Sheeran James Blake James Morrison Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds Professor Green
British Female Solo Artist Adele Florence and the Machine Jessie J Kate Bush Laura Marling
British Breakthrough Act (Top 5 selected by Voting Academy, category promoted by Radio 1) Anna Calvi Ed Sheeran Emeli Sande Jessie J The Vaccines
British Group (Top 5 selected by Voting Academy, promoted by Radio 2) Arctic Monkeys Chase & Status Coldplay Elbow Kasabian
British Single (Top 10 Single – based on commercial radio airplay and sales on calendar year) Adele – Someone Like You Ed Sheeran – A Team Example – Changed the Way You Kiss Me Jessie J featuring VOB – Price Tag JLS featuring Dev – She Makes Me Wanna Military Wives/Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are Olly Murs featuring Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful Pixie Lott – All About Tonight The Wanted – Glad you Came?
Mastercard British Album of the Year (Sponsored by ITV Daybreak and The Sun’s Bizaare column)
Adele – 21 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto Ed Sheeran – +, Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials P J Harvey – Let England Shake
International Male Solo Artist Aloe Blacc Bon Iver Bruno Mars David Guetta Ryan Adams
International Female Solo Artist Beyonce Bjork Feist Lady Gaga Rihanna
International Group Fleet Foxes Foo Fighters Jay-Z and Kanye West Lady Antebellum Maroon 5
International Breakthrough Act Aloe Blacc Bon Iver Foster The People Lana Del Rey Nicki Minaj
British Producer Paul Epworth Flood Ethan Johns
Outstanding Contribution Award – Blur
Critics Choice Award – Emeli Sande
I was hoping for a bit more of a tribute for Amy Winehouse, but there was at least this:
Of course a lovely tribute was given to Whitney Houston.
All in all, Adele had another very successful night! (Poor Jessie J. having to go up against her this year, though.)