February 16, 2011 03:14:30 GMT
RiRi, Bieber and Cee-Lo Green win one nod each, but it's Tinie Tempah and Grammy's Album of the Year winner Arcade Fire who top them all by scoring more than one prize.
The Tuesday night, February 15 star-studded gala of BRIT Awards hosted by James Corden has named its winners. Trophies redesigned by Fashion legend Dame Vivienne Westwood were handed to such singers as Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Arcade Fire.
After winning Best Dance Recording for her single "Only Girl (In the World)" at the February 13 Grammy Awards, RiRi followed it up by taking home International Female Solo Artist title. She won over Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and Robyn. "Britain I love you, this is so exciting," she said when accepting the gong from Cheryl Cole.
Bieber, meanwhile, got his revenge after losing two categories at the Grammys as he grabbed International Breakthrough Act prize, toppling Bruno Mars, "Glee" cast, National and Temper Trap. This is his first BRIT winning, and he's thrilled with it, "I don't really know what to say."
"I want to thank my fans, all you guys are amazing," he said in his acceptance speech. "I want to thank the label over here, I and to thank Michael - over here you get an international rep and who travels with you all the time, so Mike, come up here, I want to share this with you, you're awesome."
The pint-sized singer was presented the title by fellow Canadian artist Avril Lavigne. "And a fellow Canadian right here! Thank you so much everybody," he hugged her before leaving the stage. Later that night, he revealed on Twitter that he "got nervous up there," posting "[I] couldn't remember anything. Lol. I did get to kiss Cheryl Cole and Rihanna on my way to the stage."
Arcade Fire who surprisingly won Album of the Year at the Grammys dominated the U.K. awards show - they scooped double prizes; International Group and International Album. "We want to thank all the British bands over the years that just completely changed our lives - from New Order to David Bowie, to The Clash, Culture Club ... and Depeche (Mode), The Smiths, every band that basically made us want to play music," Win Butler said. "So, thank you Britain. Thank you so much for honoring us."
Tinie Tempah also got more than one award. The U.K. rising star took home British Breakthrough Act and British Single. "I want to big up God and my family for sticking by me when times are hard," he said of his victories.
Cee-Lo Green won International Male Solo Artist, beating Bruce Springsteen, David Guetta, Eminem and Kanye West. "My heart is racing, I'm so excited, thank you so much for this honor, it's a pleasant surprise," the Gnarls Barkley star said upon receiving the award from Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.