The 2009 Brit Awards, co hosted by one Kylie Minogue, wrapped up at London’s Earl’s Court only a couple of hours ago, with Welsh songstress Duffy the big winner, picking up three awards, with Kings Of Leon not far behind with two wins. Coldplay was snubbed, as was Take That, but Girls Aloud managed to pick up the gong for Best British Single for ‘The Promise’.
Kylie and hosts Mathew Horne and James Corden opened proceedings with an impromptu dance to Kylie’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, Girls Aloud performed their winning song ‘The Promise’ drowning in a sea of pink feathers and Take That arrived in spectacular fashion, performing their last single ‘Greatest Day’, descending to the stage on a glittering UFO.
The Pet Shop Boys (with Chris sporting a rather becoming pink wig) were honoured with the ‘Outstanding Contribution To Music’ award, ending the awards ceremony with a medley of their hits, which featured live appearances from both The Killers’ Brandon Flowers (on ‘It’s A Sin’) and Lady Gaga (on the former Dusty Springfield collaboration ‘What Have I Done To Deserve This’). The winners;
BRITISH FEMALE ARTIST : Duffy
BRITISH MALE ARTIST : Paul Weller
BRITISH GROUP : Elbow
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT : Duffy
BRITISH LIVE ACT : Iron Maiden
BRITISH ALBUM : Duffy – Rockferry
BRITISH SINGLE : Girls Aloud – The Promise
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE ARTIST : Katy Perry
INTERNATIONAL MALE ARTIST : Kanye West
INTERNATIONAL GROUP : Kings Of Leon
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM : Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
CRITICS CHOICE AWARD : Florence And The Machine
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC : Pet Shop Boys