The Arctic Monkeys
and The Killers
were the big winners at last night's BRITs winning two awards each. The Arctic Monkeys scooped British Group and MasterCard British Album, for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
but were not present to collect their statuettes. Full List of Winners Below!
Instead they recorded two video messages, dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz
in one and as the members of 70s band The Village People
in the other, thanking organizers for their prizes.
won International Group and International Album, for Sam's Town
, and also performed their hit single When You Were Young
on the night. As they collected the first of their two accolades singer Brandon Flowers thanked Britain for "taking us into your hearts and making us one of your own".
capped off their incredible comeback by winning British Single, the winner of which was voted for by the public on the evening. the foursome, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald, delivered a sensational snub to their former bandmate Robbie Williams
checked himself into rehab this week to be treated for an addiction to prescription drugs - by not sending him a get well message in their acceptance speech.
Instead, Gary thanked the group's fans, saying: "Thank you everyone. It's amazing, just completely unbelievable." In an emotional moment, Jason said: "The first time Take That happened I cut my dad out of the picture, for whatever reason, but he's here tonight. Dad, I love you."
received the Outstanding Contribution To Music award - presented to them by host Russell Brand - with brothers Liam and Noel
Gallagher accepting the prestigious accolade with foul-mouthed thank-you speeches.
Liam said: "Seeing as we don't get nominated for this s#$t anymore I suppose this will have to do."
Noel added: "We'd like to thank everyone who has bought our records. It's been a f#$%ing pleasure."
The rock 'n' roll siblings and their band mates - guitarist Gem Archer, bass player Andy Bell and drummer Zak Starkey - then took to the stage to close the star-studded show, held at London's Earls Court.
They opened with an incendiary performance of Cigarettes and Alcohol
, before immediately launching into Meaning of Soul
which was followed by Morning Glory
With the crowd going wild they finished with their classic number one hit Don't Look Back In Anger
), sung by Noel, before Liam returned to the stage for a blistering rendition of Rock 'n' Roll Star
- taken from their debut 1994 album Definitely Maybe
Despite being nominated for three awards, British Female, British Breakthrough and MasterCard British Album, Lily Allen
went away empty-handed - just as she predicted earlier
BRIT Awards 2007 complete list of winners:
British Male Solo Artist:
British female solo artist
- Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
British Breakthrough Act (chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners):
International Breakthrough Act:
British Live Act:
Winner: Take That
(Decided by live public vote on the night)
International Male Solo Artist:
International Female Solo Artist:
- Sam's Town
Outstanding Contribution To Music: