Tinie Tempah and Arcade Fire both scooped two trophies at tonight’s BRIT Awards ceremony held at the O2 arena for the first time.
Tempah took home British Breakthrough Act and British Single for his debut track ‘Pass Out’ while the Canadian indie group won International Album for their record ‘The Suburbs’, as well as International Group.
Accepting his first award, Tempah said: “I got a BRIT Award guys! I want to big up my mum, my family and God – and I want to big up all the fans. Thank you. Biggest Breakthrough baby!”
The 22-year-old Rapper later took to the stage to perform a medley of his tracks ‘Written In The Stars’, ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ and ‘Pass Out’, which saw him joined by producer Labrinth, whom he paid tribute to when picking up his BRIT for ‘Pass Out’,
Arcade fire also performed their track ‘Ready To Start’ at the event, and as they accepted their International Album award, paid tribute to all the UK bands who had influenced them, saying: “We’d like to thank all the British band which changed our lives: New Order, David Bowie, Culture Club, Depeche Mode, The Smiths – Thank you Britain, it’s an honour.”
British Album Of The Year, went to folk act Mumford and Sons for their debut album ‘Sigh No More’. Accepting the trophy, they said: “Thank you very much indeed, we’re very humbled, tanks to our families and friends, thank you very much!”
Elsewhere teen sensation Justin Bieber picked up the International Breakthrough trophy, while folk singer Laura Marling was named British Female solo Artist. Check out the full list below:
BRIT Awards 2011, full list of winners:
British Male Solo Arist
British Breakthough Act
Arcade Fire, ‘The Suburbs’
International Male Solo Artist
Cee Lo Green
Tinie Tempah, ‘Pass Out’
International Breakthrough Act
British Female Solo Arist
Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Mumford And Sons, ‘Sigh No More’.