Duffy, Kings of Leon win big at the Brit Awards

02.18.09 9 years ago

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She may have only taken home one Grammy last week, but Duffy was the big winner at the Brit Awards in London tonight. She took home three trophies, including the big one: the Mastercard British Album of the year for “Rockferry.” Her major label debut, which captured the Grammy for best pop vocal album, has sold more than 5 million worldwide. The Welsh singer was also named British female solo artist and British breakthrough act.

American rock band Kings of Leon continues their British love affair. The group’s “Only by the Night,” which was the second highest seller in the U.K. in 2008 behind “Rockferry,” garnered International Album and the group was named International Group.

Other Americans having good luck across the pond included Katy Perry, who was named International Female Solo Artist, and Kanye West, who was named International Male Solo Artist.

In an acid flashback moment, Iron Maiden was named British Live Act. Calling the Wayback Machine…. ]

Duffy lead the nominations with four nods. Coldplay, who was up for three awards, went home empty handed, as did triple-nominee Adele.

A complete list of winners is listed below:

British Female Solo Artist Duffy
International Female Solo Artist Katy Perry
British Breakthrough Act Duffy
International Group Kings Of Leon
British Male Solo Artist Paul Weller
International Album Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
British Live Act Iron Maiden
British Group Elbow
Critics’ Choice Award Florence and the Machine
International Male Solo Artist Kanye West
British Single Girls Aloud – The Promise
Mastercard British Album Duffy – Rockferry
Outstanding Contribution to Music The Pet Shop Boys

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