Brit Awards 2015: The Winners (Updating Live)

Alex Ritman

The Brit Awards, the annual flagship U.K. music awards show, brought out stars and industry folks alike in the British capital Wednesday night.

The British version of the Grammys started at 8 p.m. local time (noon PST) at London's O2 Arena. Madonna, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Royal Blood and Take That were among the announced performers.


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Smith led the nominations with five, followed by Sheeran and Ezra who got four each.

After comedian James Corden, who is taking over the Late Late Show, last year hosted the event for the fifth year in a row, British TV personalities Ant and Dec took on the hosting duties this year.

The U.K. music awards ceremony is airing live on ITV in Britain, but was also available to a global audience via a live stream on YouTube. In the U.S., Fuse is airing the awards show at 11:30 p.m.

The BRIT Awards are determined by a 1,000-strong academy of music industry folks and fan votes. Already announced before the event was the Critics' Choice winner, James Bay.


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Winners are being crowned in various categories. THR is updating the winners in all the categories listed below live.

British Artist Video of the Year:
One Direction – "You & I" (WINNER)
Calvin Harris – "Summer"
Charli XCX – "Boom Clap"
Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – "I Got U"
Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
Rita Ora – "I Will Never Let You Down"
Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – "My Love"
Sam Smith – "Stay With Me"
Sigma – "Nobody to Love"

British Breakthrough Act:
Sam Smith (WINNER)
Chvrches
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood

International Group:
Foo Fighters (WINNER)
5 Seconds of Summer
Black Keys
First Aid Kit
The War On Drugs

British Single:
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk" (WINNER)
Calvin Harris – "Summer"
Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – "Rather Be"
Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – "I Got U"
Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
Ella Henderson – "Ghost"
George Ezra – "Budapest"
Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – "My Love"
Sam Smith – "Stay With Me"
Sigma – "Nobody to Love"

International Male Solo Artist:
Pharrell Williams (WINNER)
Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John LegendGlobal Success Award:Sam Smith (WINNER) Best British Female Solo Artist:
Paloma Faith (WINNER)
Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen

International Female Solo Artist:
Taylor Swift (WINNER)
Beyonce
Lana Del Rey
Sia
St. Vincent

British group:
Royal Blood (WINNER)
Alt-J
Clean Bandit
Coldplay
One Direction

Best British Male Solo Artist:
Ed Sheeran (WINNER)
Damon Albarn
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

Critics' Choice:
James Bay (WINNER)
George The Poet
Years & Years

British Album of the Year:

Alt-J – This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran – x
George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour

British Producer of the Year:
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory
Flood
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth