Brit Awards 2014 – Winners and Losers

Posted on 20 February 2014
By Amy Shaw
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If there was ever a time to get the likes of Kate Moss, Prince and Harry Styles all in the same room, it’s the annual Brit Awards, which focuses on the best of British music from the last year.

This year’s awards were arguably better than ever, landing the title of the most tweeted UK show ever (a sure sign of the times).

With an explosive – literally – opener from the suave Arctic Monkeys who played to hundreds of celebrities sat round tables littered with alcoholic beverages; it was clear that the show going to be a great success.

Much to the surprise of the audience, one of the highlights of the star studded night was the appearance of music legend Prince, who arrived to present the award for British Female Solo artist to the ever humble Ellie Goulding.

Trying to make the audience laugh or maybe just for his own personal gain, host James Corden jumped on stage to snap a quick selfie with the Raspberry Beret star.

It came as no surprise that One Direction clinched the Global Success gong after their staggering success over the past year. Fan favourite Harry ran on stage late to collect his award in an attempt to keep his cool and aloof image intact, claiming to have been ‘on the toilet’.

Many performances were enjoyed by the audience from the likes of Bruno Mars, Disclosure and Pharrell Williams, but judging by social media there was a standout favourite.

International superstar Beyonce wore a stunning glittery green gown, and looked every inch the goddess while singing her hit song XO.

Household name David Bowie was honoured with a tribute video in his honour, before picking up the award for British Male Solo artist much to the disappointment of nominees John Newman and Jake Bugg. Bowie collected his award in style, choosing to stay at home and sending the beautiful Kate Moss in his place.

And the winners were –

British Female Solo – Ellie Goulding
International Male – Bruno Mars
British Breakthrough – Bastille
British Group – Arctic Monkeys
Crictics Choice – Sam Smith
Global Success – One Direction
British Single – Waiting All Night by Rudimental
Mastercard British Album of the Year – Arctic Monkeys AM
International Group – Daft Punk
British Video of the Year – One Direction Best Song Ever
British Male Solo – David Bowie
International Female Solo – Lorde

Performances are listed below –

Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
Katy Perry – Dark Horse
Bruno Mars – Treasure
Beyonce – XO
Disclosure & Lorde – Royals/White Noise
Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love/Burn
Bastille & Rudimental – Pompeii/Waiting All Night
Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky/Happy