The rock band wins the British Album of the Year and the Best Group awards while the boyband nabs the British Video and Globall Success awards
The full winners list of 2014 BRIT Awards has been revealed. Arctic Monkeys and One Direction managed to take home multiple awards at the event to honor the best in British music that was held on Wednesday night, February 19 at London's O2 Arena.
The Sheffield-based rock band won the Mastercard British Album of the Year for their fifth studio effort "AM", which was released last year. They bested competitors like Rudimental ("Home"), Disclosure ("Settle"), Bastille ("Bad Blood") and David Bowie ("The Next Day").
"That rock and roll, it seems like it's fading away sometimes. But it will never die, and there's nothing you can do about it," frontman Alex Turner told the audience when accepting the Album of the Year trophy. The four-piece also took the top prize in Best Group category.
British/Irish pop group One Direction also won two awards that night. They earned the British Video award for their record-breaking "Best Song Ever" clip. Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson also nabbed the Global Success award.
American musician Bruno Mars also shone at the awards show as he won the International Male Solo Artist title after edging out the likes of Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Drake and John Grant. Meanhwile, the International Female Solo Artist award went to New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde.
Other winners included Daft Punk (International Group), Ellie Goulding (British Female Solo Artist), Bowie (British Male Solo Artist), Bastille (British Breakthrough Act), Sam Smith (Critics' Choice) and Rudimental (British Single for Elle Eyre-assisted "Waiting All Night").
- Global Success Award: One Direction
- British Album of the Year: Arctic Monkeys - "AM"
- British Group: Arctic Monkeys
- British Breakthrough Act: Bastille
- British Female Solo Artist: Ellie Goulding
- British Male Solo Artist: David Bowie
- International Female: Lorde
- International Male: Bruno Mars
- International Group: Daft Punk
- British Single: Rudimental ft. Elle Eyre - "Waiting All Night"
- British Video: One Direction - "Best Song Ever"