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The Brits 2013: Emeli Sandé and Ben Howard Win Big With Two Wins Each!

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Last night the 02 arena hosted the 2013 Brit Awards and every act that you thought was going to win did! Last night saw Britain’s new sweetheart Emeli Sandé win big at the Brits when she won two awards; one for best female and the other for best British album. We also saw British singer Ben Howard win two awards as well. Last night he won best breakthrough act and best male. Other winners from last night include Frank Ocean who won best international male,  Mumford and Sons who won best British group, Lana Del Ray who won best international female, Coldplay who won best live act and Adele who picked added another Brit award to be trophy cabinet when she won best British single for Skyfall.

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Last night’s performers included Emeli Sandé, Mumford & Sons, Muse, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Ben Howard. Justin Timberlake took to the stage and added a touch of class as he performed his new single Mirrors at the Brits. Emeli performed two of her famous hits Clown and Next To Me which closed the show. One Direction bought a bit of bubblegum love to the Brits as they performed One Way or Another which is there new single for Comic Relief and Mumford & Sons gave the whole stadium goosebumps as they performed there hit single I Will Wait. Taylor Swift went all bad ass on us last night as she performed I Knew You Were Trouble in front of ex boyfriend Harry Styles. Awkward…Yes We Know!

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James Corden presented the show last night and disappointed every one with his unfunny humor and rubbish jokes. Nick Grimshaw, Jordan Dunn, Louis Smith, Sharon Osbourne and Jack Whitehall were just some of the celebrities that took to the stage to present the awards last night. Sharon Osbourne being Sharon Osbourne took the micky out of Harry Styles’ penis which didn’t go down too well with the one direction fans on Twitter. I thought last night’s show went well.

The winners at The Brit Awards 2013 were:

Best Female Solo Artist –  Emeli Sandé

British Breakthrough Act – Ben Howard

British Male – Ben Howard

International Female Solo Artist – Lana Del Rey

British Live Act – Coldplay

British Single – Adele – Skyfall

British Group – Mumford and Sons

International Group – The Black Keys

International Male – Frank Ocean

Special Recognition – Warchild

British Album – Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events

Global Success – One Direction

British Producer of the Year – Paul Epworth

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The Brit Awards 2013: The Nominations

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The official nominations for the 2013 Brit Awards have been released. The categories and nominated acts are:

British Breakthrough Act:
Alt-J
Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

British Female Solo Artist:
Amy Winehouse
Bat for Lashes
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith

British Group:
Alt-J
Mumford & Sons
Muse
One Direction
The xx

British LIVE Act:
Coldplay
Mumford & Sons
Muse
The Rolling Stones
The Vaccines

British Male Solo Artist:
Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

BRITs Global Success Award:
(The winner of this Award will be announced at the Show on Wednesday 20th February).

British Producer of the Year:
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

British Single:
Adele ‘Skyfall ‘
Alex Clare ‘Too Close’
Coldplay & Rihanna ‘Princess of China’
DJ Fresh Ft Rita Ora ‘Hot Right Now’
Emeli Sandé ‘Next To Me ‘
Florence & The Machine ‘Spectrum’
James Arthur ‘Impossible’
Jessie J ‘Domino’
Labrinth Ft Emeli Sandé ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
Olly Murs Ft Flo Rida ‘Troublemaker’
Rita Ora Ft Tinie Tempah ‘R.I.P.’
Rizzle Kicks ‘Mama Do The Hump’
Robbie Williams ‘Candy’
Rudimental Ft John Newman ‘Feel The Love’
Stooshe ‘Black Heart’

Special Recognition Award:
War Child

Critics’ Choice:
Tom Odell (Winner)
AlunaGeorge
Laura Mvula

International Female Solo Artist:
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

International Group:
Alabama Shakes
The Black Keys
Fun
The Killers
The Script

International Male Solo Artist:
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Ocean
Gotye
Jack White
Michael Buble

MasterCard British Album of the Year:
Alt-J ‘An Awesome Wave’
Emeli Sandé ‘Our Version Of Events’
Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’
Paloma Faith ‘Fall To Grace’
Plan B ‘Ill Manors’

The Brit Awards ceremony takes place on the 20th February 2013 at the o2 arena.

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Gotye, Nicki Minaj and Carly Rae Jepsen Officially Have The Best Selling Singles of 2012!

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2012 has been an amazing year for music and I reckon this year has just gotten a slightly bit more amazing for three of the world’s most biggest artists Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen and Gotye. The official charts released the official list of the best selling singles of 2012 and the list looks like this:

10. Eméli Sande – Next To Me
9. Psy – Gangnam Style
8. Flo Rida ft. Sia – Wild Ones
7. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
6. Jessie J – Domino
5. Nicki Minaj – Starships
4. David Guerra and Sia – Titanium
3. fun. – We Are Young
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
1. Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

There’s no denying that Gotye has had everyone either singing, miming or humming ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. Nicki Minaj; who sold over 4 million copies worldwide of her single ‘Starships’ comes in at number 5 whilst British star Eméli Sande just drops in at 10. It’s been a huge year for all the artists on this list and they should all be proud of themselves and each other. Congratulations!

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