2013 BRIT Awards
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2013 BRIT Awards

London : United Kingdom | Feb 20, 2013 at 6:01 PM PST
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Brit Award winner Florence and the Machine.

Fresh off of their wins at the Grammy Awards, British rockers Mumford & Sons, and American Frank Ocean were among the artists who gathered in London at the O2 Arena on February 20 for the annual BRIT Awards. James Carden repeated his role as host of the gala event for the fourth time.

Some BRIT Award winners are selected by industry professionals; while others are chosen by fan votes.

Over the past few years the BRIT Awards have presented one of a kind statuettes designed by an artist; this year the brightly coloured polka dotted awards statues were created by Damien Hirst.

An international line up of artists performed at the BRITs that included opening act Muse, Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Ben Howard, Mumford & Sons, and closing out the show was last year's Critics Choice winner Emeli Sande.

Winners of the 2013 BRIT Awards are...
Critics' Choice: Tom Odell
British Producer: Paul Epworth
British Female Solo Artist: Emeli Sande
British Group: Mumford & Sons
British Breakthrough Act: Ben Howard
British Male Solo Artist: Ben Howard
International Female Solo Artist: Lana Del Rey
International Male Solo Artist: Frank Ocean
International Group: The Black Keys
British Live Act: Coldplay
British Single: “Skyfall” by Adele
Special Recognition Award: War Child – accepted by artist Damien Hirst
British Album of the Year: “Our Version of Events” by Emeli Sande – her debut album
BRITs Global Success Award: One Direction

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