21 Feb 2013

Brit Awards Highlights: Emeli Sande and Ben Howard Big Winners of the Night

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Emeli Sande, Ben Howard and Mumford and Sons were just a few of the many stars to be honoured at the London O2 ceremony.

Singer Emeli Sande was arguably the biggest winner on the night, scooping two awards for best British Female and British Album. In the meantime, the hugely successful Mumford and Sons were named best British group, whilst Ben Howard won the awards for best British male and newcomer.

Sande had received four nominations in total, two of which were in the best single category. The singer’s win in the best female category meant that there was no posthumous triumph for the late Amy Winehouse, who was also up for nomination.

Whilst accepting the award for best British Album, Sande gave a touching speech. Speaking on her win, she described herself as ‘a very unlikely pop star’ and spoke of how she wrote the album ‘because I didn’t have the confidence to say these things in person’.

Her debut album titled ‘Our Version of Events’ proved the most popular album of 2012, selling more than 1.4 million copies in the UK.

Sande was given the honour of closing the night’s celebrations. The singer, visibly enjoying the night, confidently took to the stage to sing a brilliant medley of two of her greatest hits – ‘Next To Me’ and ‘Clown’ – cementing her title as Queen of the Brits for the night.

Best newcomer Ben Howard, triumphed over the likes of Olly Murs, Calvin Harris and Richard Hawley to win the gong in the best British male category. His win as best newcomer however came as a shock to many, beating the bookies’ favourite Rita Ora.

Each winner was lucky enough to take home a trophy designed by popular artist, Damien Hurst.

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