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BRIT Awards 2012

The winners of The BRIT Awards 2012 with MasterCard have been announced at a glittering ceremony at The O2. We spoke to the stars on the red carpet, watch the interviews now. We've also got live performances from BRIT winners for you to enjoy. Absolute Radio favourites Adele and Ed Sheeran scooped two awards apiece. Coldplay and Foo Fighters, two of the biggest rock bands in the world, quite rightly won the British Band and International Band awards respectively. And of course, who else but Lana Del Rey could win the International Breakthrough Act?

Blur won the Outstanding Contribution to Music award, hot on the heels of our announcement that they'll be playing Hyde Park this summer as part of BT London Live.

Video interviews

We speak to the stars on the red carpet at the awards ceremony.

Ray Winstone: BRITs interviewRay Winstone: BRITs interview
Video interview: Ray Winstone has a chat with Absolute Radio on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards 2012 - he talks about his mates Blur and how great he thinks they are, and gives us his real opinion about the London...

Backstage at the BRITsAdele: Backstage at the BRITs
Video interview: Adele faces the press for the first time after winning her BRIT Award for Best British Album at the 2012 ceremony

Backstage at the BRITsColdplay: Backstage at the BRITs
Video interview: Coldplay meet the press backstage at the BRIT Awards 2012 at London's O2 Arena.

interview at the BRIT Awards 2012Ed Sheeran: interview at the BRIT Awards 2012
Video interview: Ed Sheeran chats with Absolute Radio at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London, just before he became a double-winner on the night. Ed chats about what inspired him to learn the guitar, touring America, and...

interview at the BRIT Awards 2012Elbow: interview at the BRIT Awards 2012
Video interview: The boys from Elbow have a chat with Absolute Radio on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London's O2 Arena - they talk about what it's like to win one of the statuettes, they love of Blur,...

interview at the BRIT Awards 2012Foster the People: interview at the BRIT Awards 2012
Video interview: Foster The People go to their first ever BRIT Awards, and chat with Absolute Radio on the red carpet - turns out they're huge fans of Blur...

interview at the BRIT Awards 2012Hurts: interview at the BRIT Awards 2012
Video interview: Hurts chat with Absolute Radio on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards 2012 at London's O2 Arena. The boys speak about their new record, which they've just started working on, and also how their...

interview at the BRIT Awards 2012Paloma Faith: interview at the BRIT Awards 2012
Video interview: Paloma Faith stops for a chat with Absolute Radio on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London - Palmoa fills us in on the details about her new record, which apparently will be a little bit...

interview at the BRIT Awards 2012The Script: interview at the BRIT Awards 2012
Video interview: Danny from The Script chats with Tania Snuggs from Absolute Radio on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards 2012 at London's O2 Arena - he speaks about what it's like to perform on that stage, and the...

interview at the BRIT Awards 2012The Vaccines: interview at the BRIT Awards 2012
Video interview: The Vaccines chat with Absolute Radio on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London. The boys talk about their new record, which they call "the next chapter in the same book".


The Brit Award by Peter Blake

The Winners

British male solo artist winner: Ed Sheeran
Also nominated: James Blake, James Morrison, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Professor Green

British female solo artist winner: Adele
Also nominated: Florence + The Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush, Laura Marling

British breakthrough act winner: Ed Sheeran
Also nominated: Anna Calvi, Emeli Sande, Jessie J, The Vaccines

British group winner: Coldplay
Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, Chase and Status, Elbow, Kasabian

British single winner: One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Also nominated: Adele - Someone Like You, Ed Sheeran - The A Team, Example - Changed The Way You Kissed Me, Jessie J ft BOB - Price Tag, JLS ft Dev - She Makes Me Wanna, Military Wives/Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are, Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat, Pixie Lott - All About Tonight, The Wanted - Glad You Came

MasterCard British album of the year winner: Adele - 21
Also nominated: Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto, Ed Sheeran - +, Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials, PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

International male solo artist winner: Bruno Mars
Also nominated: Aloe Blacc, Bon Iver, David Guetta, Ryan Adams

International female solo artist winner: Rihanna
Also nominated: Beyonce, Bjork, Feist, Lady Gaga

International group winner: Foo Fighters
Also nominated: Fleet Foxes, Jay Z/Kanye West, Lady Antebellum, Maroon 5

International breakthrough act winner: Lana Del Rey
Also nominated: Aloe Blacc, Bon Iver, Foster The People, Nicki Minaj

Outstanding contribution to music award: Blur

Critic's choice: Emeli Sande

British producer winner: Ethan Johns
Also nominated: Paul Epworth, Flood

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