Arctic Monkeys win big at BRIT Awards

20 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

The Arctic Monkeys triumphed at the BRIT Awards 2014 after winning two awards. 

The band -- consisting of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Matt Helders and Nick O'Malley -- scooped the Best British Group prize and British Album of the Year for their LP 'AM' at the glamorous event, held at London's O2 Arena on the night iof Feb 19 (Wed).

After accepting the award for Best Group -- which was presented by Lily Allen -- Alex said: "That 15 quid we put on One Direction has gone down the drain. There's a lot of people we need to thank, but they need to hear their names read out as much as you need to hear of people you don't know."

The group fought off stiff competition from the likes of Bastille, Disclosure, One Direction and Rudimental for the gong.

Picking up Best Album later in the night, which saw them become the first band to do the double-win: Best British album and Best British group -- three times, Alex added: "That rock'n'roll, it looks like it's fading away, but it'll never die."

Meanwhile, David Bowie also won big after securing the Best Male Solo Artist accolade, 30 years on from his first win in 1984, after beating the likes of Jake Bugg, James Blake, John Newman and Tom Odell. 

The 67-year-old singer, who is the oldest recipient of an award in the BRITs history -- was unable to attend the gala and chose Kate Moss to collect his prize for him.

Ellie Goulding kicked off the night's events after being crowned the Best British Female Artist, before taking to the stage to give an energetic performance of her hit 'Burn'.

Other performances included; Beyonce with her track 'XO', Bruno Mars with 'Treasure', Katy Pretty with 'Dark Horse' and the Arctic Monkeys with their song 'R U Mine'. 

The BRIT Awards 2014 full list of winners are as follows:

Best Male Solo Artist: David Bowie

Best Female Solo Artist: Ellie Goulding

Best Group: Arctic Monkeys

British Breakthrough Act: Bastille

British Single of the Year: Rudimental -- 'Waiting All Night'

British Album of the Year: Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'

Best International Male: Bruno Mars

Best International Female: Lorde

Best International Group: Daft Punk

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