Hundreds of artists attended the 2011 BritAwards ceremony last night, the most important music awards in the UK.
Goldierocks hosted the show at the O2 Arena Stadium in London, musicians like Paddy McGuinness and Christine Martin, Preeya Kalidas, Kayla Collins, Rumor, Caroline Flack, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tess Daley, Will Young, Jo Whiley, Tinie Tempah, DJ Yasmin, Sarah Cox, Dionne Bromfield, Corinne Bailey Rae, Kimberly Wyatt, Liz McClarnon and many others were among the audience .
After the disappointment of the Grammys, the Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber scooped the prize for International Breakthrough Artist of the Year, The 16-year-old singer became excited when he heard fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne called his name on the stage.
Barbados singer Rihanna took home the Best International Female Artist prize, and she also gave an amazing performance, where she sang “Only Girl in The World”, “S&M” and “What’s my Name?” in a suggestive black outfit.
The rapper Cee Lo Green took the stage to perform his hit single “Forget You” and he was also among the winners of the night since he won the Best International Male Artist award.
Arcade Fire won the statuette for Best International Album for “The Suburbs”, which also gave the group a Grammy less than a week ago in Los Angeles.
British musicians were also awarded with statuettes, Laura Marling got the Best Female Solo Artist prize, while Plan B scooped the Best Male Solo Artist award. Tinie Tempah took home two prizes as he won in the Best Breakthrough Artist category and best British Single for “Pass Out”.
The band Mumbord and Sons was awarded a statuette for their album “Sing No More”, which won in the category of Best British Album of the year.
The appereance of Robbie Williams with his Take That partners surprised the audience, the boyband that beat sales records in the 90’s got the award for best British Group, a success that failed to reach in the past decade.