Brit Awards 2013: The Winners

One Direction gets recognition for global success, loses in Best Band category

By on February 21st, 2013 08:56 GMT

Few actually expected One Direction not to win Best Band at last night’s Brit Awards 2013, which took place in London, but this is precisely what happened. However, the handsome boys who already have the entire world at their fingertips did not leave for home empty-handed.

They received the Best Global Success award, which, some fans would argue, is perhaps better than Best Group, which, this year, went to Mumford & Sons.

Below is a video of One Direction accepting their award, presented by the ever-charming Robbie Williams.

Lana Del Rey left competition totally in the dust in the International Female Solo Artist category, while Adele, who could not be there, won Best British Single with her amazing James Bond song, “Skyfall,” from the movie of the same name.

Emeli Sandé was also one of the biggest winners of the night, nabbing British Female Solo Artist and MasterCard British Album of the Year.

Check out the list of winners below to see if your favorite made the cut or not.

Critics’ Choice – Tom Odell
British Producer – Paul Epworth
British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sandé
British Group – Mumford & Sons
British Breakthrough Act – Ben Howard
British Male Solo Artist – Ben Howard
International Female Solo Artist – Lana Del Rey
British Live Act – Coldplay
British Single – Adele “Skyfall”
International Group – The Black Keys
International Male Solo Artist – Frank Ocean
Special Recognition Award – War Child
MasterCard British Album of the Year – Emeli Sandé “Our Version Of Events”
BRITs Global Success Award – One Direction


The Brit Awards 2013 were in London last night
   The Brit Awards 2013 were in London last night