BRIT Awards: The Awards – Live Blog

This is it then, the thing we have been waiting for. You have had the red carpet, here comes the ceneremony. Who will win what? We already know Miss Jessie J has got the critics choice award this year, but who else is going to be a winner? Stay tuned to our live, unpresidented updates for all the latest, up to minute info on tonight’s happenings.


Live Updates


19:55 – We’re just 5 minutes away from the BIGGEST night in British Music. Is everyone ready?

19:58 – Here we goooo!!

19:59 – This is the BRITs 2011. Opening thr show is TAKE THAT!!

20:00 – Take that have a police/riot themed performance with their hit, KIDS.

20:01 – I must say, the 02 arena is looking amazing, very nice venue for the show, and much, much bigger! The stage is a lot bigger this year.

20:02 – Take that are sporting a military style attire.

20:02 – Take That never fail to put an amazing performance on!

20:03 – Welcome your host, Mr James Corden! Live, coming to you from the O2. The votes have been taken in, and the winners have been decided!

AWARD Best British Male

NOMINATED Paul Weller, Plan B, Mark Ronson, Tinie Tempah, Robert Plan.


20:06 – Plan B says he says thos from his heart, his mum has been there all the time, and his family. There are a lot of people he should be thanking such as his management, publishing company, his PR, and just thanks to everyone. 

20:07 – We’ll be back after the break!

20:11 – We’re back with the biggest night in British Music!

20:12 – We’re not being treated to a performance from the amazingly talented, ADELE singing “Nothing Like You”

20:13 – What I love about Adele is that she doesn’t have to put on a massive performance with loads of dancers, lights and effects, just her and a piano is enough, she’s so amazing!

20:16 – Such a powerful performance there from Adele, amazing as always!

20:17 – Such an amazing performance from Adele, that brought her to tears there at the end!

20:18 – Over the night we’ll be finding out about the artists who are nominated for british album of the year. First up is mumford and sons. They released their debut album “Say No More” in 2009, it has gotten double platinum status. They say they are really happy with the album they made, a little rough around the edges as it’s not fully rehearsed on their album. They have gotten success here in the UK and all over the world. 

20:20 – James is sat with Justin Bieber. This is his first BRIT awards. He says he is really excited. James says he smells so good. Justin says he loves Jessie J.

AWARD British Breakthrough Act

NOMINATED Rumer, The XX, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, 

WINNER Tinie Tempah

20:23 – Tinie says it is very important to thank Radio 1 listeners. He wants to thank his family for sticking by him when times got hard. He goes on thanking individual people and most of all, his fans!

AWARD International Album

NOMINATED Arcade Fire – The suburbs, Kings of Leon, Cee Lo Green, The Lady Killer, Eminem – Recovery, Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

WINNER Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

20:26 – Arcade Fire thank the birish bands for changing their lives over the year, they thank their manager and thank Britian and say they are very honoured.

20:27 – Next up, a performance from RIHANNA!

20:28 – Rihanna is looking Hot, Hot, Hot!

20:30 – This woman is SO Amazing!

20:31 – Rihanna has performed a mashup of What’s my Name, Only Girl and S&M

20:34 – Join us after the break!

20:37 – We’re back !!

20:28 – Time for the critics choice award!

AWARD Critics Choice Award


20:40 – Jessie says there’s not many times in her life when she is speechless, she didn’t plan much to say. She remembers sitting on the balcony last year and the year before, but now, she is here collecting this award. From the bottom of her heart, she says thanks for making her dreams come true!

20:41 – Time to look at another nominee now. Tinie Tempah’s album DiscOvery. Fastest selling album in a week, ever and reached platinum by Christmas. 

20:43 – Now, time for a performance from Mumford & Sons

AWARD Best International Male

NOMINATED Eminem, David Guetta, Cee Lo Green, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen

WINNER Cee Lo Green

20:48 – I’m glad he’s been and got changed, put it that way!

20:49 – Cee Lo thanks his management, family, brothers and fans!

20:50 – Back after the break!

20:54 – We’re back at the Brit Awards.

AWARD Best British Single

NOMINATED Plan B – She Said, Cheryl Cole Parachute, Florence and the machine – You’ve got the love, Matt Cardle – When We Collide, Scouting for Girls – this ain’t a love song, Alexandra Burke – all night long, Tiao Cruiz Dyanamite, The Wanted – All Time Low, Tinie Tempah, Olly Murs,

WINNER Tinie Tempah

20:57 – Tinie Tempah is looking for Labrynth in the audience. He thanks everyone from Capital FM and all the fans who use iTunes!

AWARD International Group

NOMINATED Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, The Script, Black Eyed Peas.

WINNER Arcade Fire

21:00 Arcade thank their family and Partners in Health charity. 

21:01 – Now, time for a performance from PLAN B

21:04 – An amazing performance of Prayin’ and She Said. A very “prison” and Violent theme to his performance, which was to be expected! We see some riot police about, from the same one as the Take That performance. And a man on fire, ohhh!

21:06 – Now time to take a look at The XX. They released their debut album in August 2009, peaked at 3 and recently become a platinum selling record.

21:08 – James is sat with Cee Lo Green, he congratulates him on his first award at the first brits ceremony. He says he is enjoying himself and arrived about 8 hours ago from L.A

21:13 – Welcome back to the brits!

AWARD International Breakthrough Act

NOMINATED The National, Tamper Tram, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Glee

WINNER Justin Bieber

21:16 – Justin thanks all his fans, his label.

21:17 – Time for another award!

AWARD British Female Solo Award

NOMINATED Rumer, Laura Marling, Cheryl Cole, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith.

WINNER Laura Marling

21:20 Time for a performance from Arcade Fire

21:24 – James is with Mark Ronson! Mark says he is fine.

21:25 – Time to look at another Nominee for the best album award. It’s Take That!

21:26 – Take that released their first album as a 5 piece in 15 years, it was the fastest selling album this centruty and has gone platinum 6 times.

21:27 – Stay tuned to the brits, to find out who has won british group and international female along with an ‘explosive’ performance from Tinie Tempah.

21:32 – Welcome back to the BRITS!

AWARD International Female

NOMINATED Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Robyn, Alicia Keys.

WINNER Rihanna!

21:34 – Rihanna thanks her family, her label and all her fans. She says it doesn’t get any bigger than the BRITs!

21:35 – Time for a performance from Tinie Tempah!!

21:38 – Tinie Tempah is so amazing.

21:40 – LOVED Tinie Tempah’s performance there!

AWARD British Group

NOMINATED The XX, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons, Take That, Biffy Clyro

WINNER Take That!

21:44 – Time for the final nominee of the mastercard british album award. Plan B!

21:44 – Plan B released his second album in April 2010, debut at #1, became triple platinum selling album later that year.

21:46 – James is sat with Plan B! He says he didn’t expect to win the award earlier tonight. 

21:47 – Time for a break!

21:51 – We’re back! Still to come, Cee Lo Green and now for the British Album of the Year award!

AWARD British Album Award

NOMINATED The XX – xx, Mumford & Sons – Sign No More, Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks, Tinie Tempah – DiscOvery, Take That – Progess

WINNER Mumford & Sons

21:55 – Mumford & Sons get hurried up as they’re going to run over!

21:55 – That’s it! The BRIT Awards 2011 are OVER! Cee Lo Green is now going to close the show.

21:58 – It’s only bloody Paloma Faith !!

21:59 – Well that’s it, it’s all over for another year! BUT, we’re not quite over just yet. Join us in 30 minutes time when we will be uppating you with all the latest backstage antics! Be there!

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