Wednesday evening drew in the arrival of the highly-anticipated annual Brit Awards, with the stars glamorously descending upon London’s O2 Arena bringing with them much speculation as to who would be leaving with an iconic statue trophy. Across the country, viewers tuned into ITV for the biggest night in UK music, awaiting not only the award verdict but the frenzy of performances, red carpet glamour and the thrill of forcing numerous celebrities together under one roof!
As expected, the red carpet shone with designer wardrobes and poised stances, with stars flowing out of limos in a constant stream of embellishments and lace. The frantic crowd eagerly fought for photos with various artists, who managed to prove their stardom by elegantly accepting these offers and posing with their fans sporting flawless smiles and perfectly quaffed hair-dos.
Among those side-tracked celebs making their way into the arena were the likes of Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Cara Delevigne, all dressed to impress in their designer gear.
The elated few who were bestowed with an award left the ceremony with triumphant strides and beaming smiles, gratefully clutching at their new statues. Ed Sheeran’s victory rang out higher than the rest as he successfully attained not one but two trophies.
For those of you unable to witness the results from last night’s Brit Awards, the successful winners are as follows…
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM – Ed Sheeran – ‘X’
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST – Paloma Faith
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST – Ed Sheeran
BRITISH GROUP – Royal Blood
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST – Taylor Swift
INTERNATIONAL GROUP – Foo Fighters
CRITICS CHOICE AWARD – James Bay
BRITISH PRODUCER – Paul Epworth
BRITISH VIDEO – One Direction – ‘You And I’
BRITISH SINGLE – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT – Sam Smith
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST – Pharrell Williams
The award was recently unveiled by artist Tracey Emin, who designed the trophy using her trademark hand written messages scrawled across the figure. A large rosette perched on the back of the trophy and was described by Emin as “slightly shieldish, but also like a pair of wings.”
Performances from Paloma Faith, Madonna and Kanye West showered the arena in a torrent of dazzling lightshows and stage showers. Dancers clad in antlers and bowler hats strutted to the exquisite routines as the artists belted out the lyrics to an enthusiastic sea of onlookers filling the award room.
Desirable dresses included dramatic designs from Roberto Cavalli, Armani Privé, Alice + Olivia and Alexander McQueen, with male artists Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Calvin Harris flaunting classically chivalrous attire in premium designer suits.
It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to this years star-studded Brits Awards, but if you still haven’t had your fill of the events that took place during the legendary evening you can visit the Brits website at: http://www.brits.co.uk/
Until next year!