What a fantastic evening of entertainment the Brit Awards 2013 turned out to be! Presented once again by James Corden, the awards were broadcast live from London’s O2 with a flurry of British and international talent putting on their glad rags to attend the glamourous soiree.
Artist Damien Hirst was drafted in to design this year’s award – a role previously championed by Sir Peter Blake (2012) and Vivienne Westwood (2011), and Mastercard became the official sponsors for the 15th year.
The big winners of the night included a favourite of DDCA, Emili Sandé; she scooped Best British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year for ‘Our Version of Events’.
Adele took home the award for Best British Single for her James Bond theme ‘Skyfall’ whilst the brilliant Mumford & Sons were nominated Best British Group. In a first for the Brits, Damon Albarn collected the award for Special Recognition on behalf of War Child which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Another firm favourite of DDCA is Ben Howard; he won the awards for British Breakthrough Act and Best British Male Solo Artist. His album ‘Every Kingdom’ is one of my highlights of 2012 and continues to get airplay in my car.
In my opinion, this years winners have all been very well deserved. I’d quite happily pay to see each and every one of them live – even One Direction: my daughter adores them!