Adele's winning streak continued on Tuesday night, as the British songstress added a pair of Brit Awards to her shelf. Just over a week after cleaning up with six statues at the Grammy Awards, Adele won for British female solo artist and British album of the year at the ceremony, held at the 02 Arena in London.  

Despite Adele’s wins, the 23-year-old became a focus of controversy while accepting her award for the night's biggest prize, album of the year. After being interrupted by the evening's host, James Corden, Adele raised her middle finger in protest of being cut off in order to let Blur perform on another stage. The show was aired live on Britain's ITV. As The Guardian reports, the singer later apologized, stating:  

"I'm sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me."


The night, however, was not Adele's alone. Also winning a pair of awards was the Suffolk-based singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who bested Noel Gallagher, James Blake and others for British male solo artist and also scooped British breakthrough act. 

Other winners of the night include Coldplay (British group), Bruno Mars (best international male) and One Direction, whose single, "What Makes You Beautiful," bested Adele and Sheeran for single of the year.

The lone Canadian nominee of the night, Feist, lost to Rihanna for best international female.  

Below, the complete list of winners. 


British male solo artist:

Ed Sheeran  - WINNER

James Blake 

James Morrison  

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Professor Green 


British female solo artist: 

Adele - WINNER

Florence & the Machine 

Jessie J 

Kate Bush  

Laura Marling  


British breakthrough act:

Anna Calvi 

Ed Sheeran  - WINNER

Emeli Sandé  

Jessie J 

The Vaccines  


British group:

Arctic Monkeys  

Chase & Status  

Coldplay  - WINNER




British single:

Adele, “Someone Like You”

Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”

Example, “Changed The Way You Kissed Me”

Jessie J  ft Bob,  “Price Tag”

JLS  ft Dev, “She Makes Me Wanna”

Military Wives/Gareth Malone, “Wherever You Are”

Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks, “Heart Skips A Beat”

One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” - WINNER

Pixie Lott, “All About Tonight”

The Wanted, “Glad You Came”


MasterCard British album of the year:

Adele, 21 - WINNER

Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto

Ed Sheeran, +

Florence & The Machine, Ceremonials

PJ Harvey, Let England Shake


International male solo artist:

Aloe Blacc  

Bon Iver  

Bruno Mars  - WINNER

David Guetta 

Ryan Adams  


International female solo artist:




Lady Gaga  

Rihanna - WINNER


International group:

Foo Fighters - WINNER

Fleet Foxes  

Jay-Z/Kanye West 

Lady Antebellum 

Maroon 5  


International breakthrough act:

Aloe Blacc 

Bon Iver 

Foster The People  

Lana Del Rey  - WINNER

Nicki Minaj   


Outstanding contribution to music:



Critics choice:

1st – Emeli Sandé  

2nd – Maverick Sabre 

3rd – Michael Kiwanuka  



posted by Brad Frenette on Feb 22, 2012