Ben Howard Takes Home Two BRIT Awards

Ben Howard went home with two BRIT Awards in an amazing win at the 2013 ceremony. The singer-songwriter bagged Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Male.

Ben Howard 2013 BRIT Awards On Stage

Also winning on the night were Radio X favourites Mumford And Sons, who were named Best British Group, The Black Keys (Best International Group) and Coldplay (Best Live Act).

Speaking after the ceremony at The O2 this evening (February 20), Howard told Radio X that he'd probably sneak off for a few pints in a nearby pub rather than go to any fancy aftershow parties. 

"It was a pretty epic evening," he said. "It was just tense in that room. One of the cameras went past me and I went phew, I don't have to give another speech. Then another one came up… I'm not good at speeches, so to make another one was pretty harrowing.

"To get the award amongst the people there was pretty amazing. I imagine there are loads of sneaky after parties, but I'll probably go to the pub to be honest and have a few jars."

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Meanwhile War Child received their Special Recognition Award for 20 years of giving aid to children affected by conflict. Damon Albarn presented War Child's Ben Knowles with the honour.

The highlights of the awards were:

British Breakthrough Act
Winner: Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

British Female
Winner: Emile Sande
Amy Winehouse
Bat For Lashes
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith

British Group
Winner: Mumford And Sons
One Direction
The xx

British Live Act
Winner: Coldplay
Mumford And Sons
The Rolling Stones
The Vaccines

British Male
Winner: Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

Special Recognition
War Child

Critics' Choice
Tom Odell

British Producer: Paul Epworth

International Female
Winner: Lana Del Rey
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Taylor Swift

International Group
Winner: The Black Keys
Alabama Shakes
The Killers
The Script

International Male
Winner: Frank Ocean
Bruce Springsteen
Jack White
Michael Buble

British Album
Winner: Emile Sande - Our Version Of Events
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Mumford And Sons - Babel
Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace
Plan B - iLL Manors

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