Brits 2014: Arctic Monkeys win big as David Bowie is named Best Male Solo Artist

Ellie Goulding, Bastille and Lorde also took home awards at last night's ceremony at the O2 arena

It seemed as if the Brit Awards 2014 was giving us a big case of deja vu last night.


James Corden hosted the awards for his fifth and final time, Arctic Monkeys took home best group and best album for the third time, and David Bowie regained the British Solo Male Artist award, a honour he first gained in 1984. Bowie was not in attendance last night, and Kate Moss accepted his award for him and delivered his speech for him.

“I’m completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male – but I am, aren’t I Kate?” Moss said for Bowie. “Yes. I think it’s a great way to end the day. Thank you very, very much and Scotland stay with us.”

Thankfully, it wasn’t all repeat winners last night at the O2 arena. Rock band Bastille was named British Breakthrough Act, while quartet Rudimental won best British single for Waiting All Night feat Ella Eyre. The two acts also performed together in a drum-heavy mash-up of Rudimental’s award-winning single and Bastille’s Pompeii.

As for the ladies, Ellie Goulding took home the British Female Solo Award, and New Zealand newcomer Lorde won best International Female Solo Artist. Lorde continued the trend of collaborations last night with a mash-up performance with Disclosure.

One Direction, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk and Sam Smith rounded out the list of award winners from the ceremony, which also featured performances from Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Beyonce, and Pharrell Williams.

For a more behind-the-scenes look at the night, check out these Instagram pictures from some of last night’s biggest winners, performers and presenters.

no hair, no makeup. bring it, brits

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