Emeli Sandé and Ben Howard win big at the Brit Awards

It was a big night for Emeli Sandé and Ben Howard at last night's BRIT Awards

It was a big night for Emeli Sandé and Ben Howard at last night’s BRIT Awards as she took home the gongs for Best British Female and Best Album while Howard was named Best British Male and the Best British Breakthrough.

Mumford and Sons accepted the prize for the Best British Group, while One Direction continued their winning streak by bagging the new award for Global Success.

IN PICTURES: THE BRIT AWARDS 2013

Adele couldn’t be at the ceremony but thanked the BRITs and her fans for the Best British Single award from LA where she is currently rehearsing for her performance at the Oscars on Sunday night.

She said: ‘Thank you so much for this Brit Award, it means a lot.

‘Sorry I can’t be with you tonight, I’m in LA rehearsing for the Oscars. I won’t keep you too long because I don’t want to interrupt the best album speech at the end of the night. But I love you all.’

Here is the full BRIT Awards 2013 winners list:

Best British Male
Calvin Harris
Plan B
Richard Hawley
Olly Murs
Ben Howard – WINNER!

Best British Female
Emeli Sandé – WINNER!
Paloma Faith
Bat For Lashes
Jessie Ware
Amy Winehouse

Best British Group
Mumford and Sons – WINNER!
The xx
Muse
One Direction
Alt-J

Best Live Act
Mumford and Sons
Coldplay – WINNER!
Muse
The Vaccines
The Rolling Stones

Best International Group
The Black Keys – WINNER!
The Script
Alabama Shakes
Fun
The Killers

Best International Male
Jack White
Gotye
Michael Bublé
Frank Ocean – WINNER!
Bruce Springsteen

Best International Female
Rihanna
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey – WINNER!
Taylor Swift

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events – WINNER!
Paloma Faith – Fall To Grace
Plan B – iLL Manors
Mumford and Sons – Babel

Best British Single
Adele – ‘Skyfall’ – WINNER!
Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’
Coldplay and Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’
DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora – ‘Hot Right Now’
Emeli Sandé – ‘Next To Me’
Florence + the Machine – ‘Spectrum’
James Arthur – ‘Impossible’
Jessie J – ‘Domino’
Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do the Hump’
Labrinth and Emeli Sandé – ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
Robbie Williams – ‘Candy’
Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida – ‘Troublemaker’
Rita Ora feat. Tine Tempah – ‘RIP’
Stooshe – ‘Black Heart’
Rudimental feat. John Newman – ‘Feel the Love’

Best British Breakthrough
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Alt-J
Ben Howard – WINNER!
Rita Ora

Global Success Award
One Direction

British Producer of the Year
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth – WINNER!

Special Recognition
War Child

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