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BRITS 2013 Winners and Red Carpet, One Direction and Taylor Swift Performances


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.


All in all, a dull show.

Brit Awards 2012 – Full List of Winners! Red Carpet and Performance Videos

I love The 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, Eurythmics  OR you dorked around to  finger down the throat gagging Huey Lewis and the News and ZZ Top with a bottle of Bartles and Jaymes Strawberry Daiquiri Wine Coolers.  Ack.   J’knowt’mayne?


The 2012 Brit 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

Kylie presenting Adele with her Brit

British Female Solo Artist
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

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

Jessie J. and Brun Mars

International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist
Lady Gaga

International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

Lana Del Rey

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj

British Producer
Paul Epworth
Ethan Johns

Already announced:


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.

Gorgeous! Jessie J. in RED.

All in all, Adele had another very successful night!  (Poor Jessie J. having to go up against her this year, though.)