February 20, 2013


And the 2013 BRIT Awards Winners Are...

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Matt Kent/Getty Images

The BRIT Awards—England's boozier, funnier and charmingly sloppier version of the Grammys (hey, there's an open bar, okay?)—just wrapped up at London's O2 Arena and the winners are in: soul siren Emeli Sande and indie-folk singer-songwriter Ben Howard, both newcomers, lead the pack with two awards each. Sande nabbed the night's biggest prize, taking home the Best British Album statue (complete with polka-dots designed by Damien Hirst). 

Other notable winners: Frank Ocean, who nabbed Best International Male Solo Artist; Lana Del Rey, who won Best International Female Solo Artist; Coldplay, the home court heroes who took Best British Live Act; and the Black Keys, who nabbed Best International Group (accepted on behalf of the Ohio duo by a humble Dave Grohl). Hey, our predictions weren't too far off mark!

The two-hour show was packed with performances from Muse, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and One Direction. Swift also presented for Best British Female Solo Artist (winner: Sande), which produced the night's best TV editing: cut straight to her ex-boyfriend, 1D's Harry Styles. Snap!

Fuse exclusively airs the BRIT Awards stateside tonight at 6p/5c, or watch the encore this Friday at 6p/5c.