Looks like accepting the Queen’s request for an appearance pays off with some solid karma points. Lady Gaga won all three Brit Awards she was nominated for this evening (see all the nominees here)—including International Breakthrough Act, International Female Solo Artist and International Album. Other big winners at the London event included X Factor boy band JLS, upcoming Coachella performer Florence And The Machine and rockers Kasabian.
The Spice Girls picked up a special BRITs Hits award for having the most memorable performance over the last 30 years. The pop fivesome beat out the likes of The Who, Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson, Coldplay and Scissor Sisters, and nabbed the honor for their 1997 performance of “Wannabe/Who Do you Think You Are.” GMTV viewers voted for that one, while Radio 2 listeners annointed Oasis’ What’s The Story (Morning Glory) the BRITs Album Of 30 Years.
JLS, who came in second place during the 2008 season of The X Factor—and who also appear on the Helping Haiti cover version of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”—snagged two awards, for British Breakthrough Act and British Single (“Beat Again”).
Florence And The Machine’s UK double platinum debut Lungs landed the British Album gong, while indie rock act Kasabian were awarded British Group.
Besides Lady Gaga, the only other stateside artist to win a Brit Award was Jay-Z, who was named International Male Solo Artist.
Below are the Brit Awards 2010 winners.
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Florence And The Machine, Lungs
JLS, “Beat Again”
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Lady Gaga, The Fame
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
BRITS HITS 30
Spice Girls, “Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are”
BRITS ALBUM OF 30 YEARS
Oasis, What’s The Story (Morning Glory)