Though the big winner of the 2012 BRIT Awards was clearly Adele’s middle finger, the 21 singer and Ed Sheeran walked away with the most awards, with two each. Coldplay took home Best British Group, Bruno Mars scored International Male Solo Artist, and Lana Del Rey nabbed International Breakthrough Act. While accepting her award for International Female Solo Artist, Rihanna thanked all her fans “who continue to support me no matter what… at times when I feel misunderstood, my fans always remind me that it’s okay to be myself.” (Is it just us, or is she slyly referencing the “Birthday Cake” controversy?) Head below for the full winners list.
2012 BRIT AWARDS WINNERS
British Male Solo Artist: Ed Sheeran
British Female Solo Artist: Adele
British Breakthrough Act: Ed Sheeran
British Group: Coldplay
British Single: One Direction (“What Makes You Beautiful”)
British Album of the Year: Adele (21)
International Male Solo Artist: Bruno Mars
International Female Solo Artist: Rihanna
International Group: Foo Fighters
International Breakthrough Act: Lana Del Rey
Outstanding Contribution to Music: Blur
Critics Choice: Emeli Sande
British Producer: Ethan Johns
Watch performances from the awards show here.