February 20, 2014

The Brit Awards 2014 Winners List

David Bowie completed one of the most unexpected comebacks ever on Wednesday night taking home the Best British Male Vocalist award at the BRITS.

It was just over a year ago, on January 8, 2013, that Bowie surprised the world with the announcement that he would be releasing his first new album in ten years, The Next Day, even though he had been in retirement. The album became a critical and commercial success, landing on numerous year-end lists.

Kate Moss accepted the award for Bowie dressed in one of his old Ziggy Stardust costumes.

Outside of Bowie, One Direction remained a BRIT Awards favourite at Wednesday's ceremony.

The boy band won several accolades on the night, including the coveted Global Success Award, and their music promo for Best Song Ever earned the trophy for British Video of the Year.

But when the band came onstage to accept the Global Success Award for the second time in as many years, it appeared the group experienced a momentary snafu.

"Sorry, I was having a wee, the toilets are ages away," Harry Styles said when he finally reached the microphone after sprinting from the sidestage to join his band members Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik at the podium.

One Direction's trophies were rivaled by the Arctic Monkeys only, as the rock band also picked up two in the Best British Album and British Group categories.

The night was filled with riveting performances, including a surprise act by Beyonce Knowles, who was apparently confirmed to grace the stage just hours before the ceremony commenced.

Beyonce sang her single XO for the first time ever during a televised broadcast. And the stunning star looked spectacular in a sparkly, floor-length, mermaid green gown as she bellowed out the catchy tune.

Katy Perry also put on a riveting performance of her hit Dark Horse. The pop songstress donned a rainbow colored outfit which mirror the look of Ancient Egyptians, and her bright neon look was mirrored by the multiple backing dancers who graced the stage with her.

Teenage New Zealander Lorde was also a huge hit with fans, as the 17-year-old picked up the trophy for International Female Solo Artist of the year. She beat stiff competition, as Janelle Monae, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga were also up for the award.

The 2014 BRIT Awards took place at London's O2 Arena.

Winners list in full:

British Male Solo Artist - David Bowie

British Female Solo Artist - Ellie Goulding

British Group - Arctic Monkeys

British Breakthrough Act - Bastille

British Single - "Waiting All Night" by Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre

British Album Of The Year - AM by Arctic Monkeys

Best Video – One Direction

International Male Solo Artist - Bruno Mars

International Female Solo Artist - Lorde

International Group - Daft Punk

Global Success - One Direction

Critics' Choice - Sam Smith

British Producer Of The Year - Flood & Alan Moulder
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