Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Boyband JLS and Lady Gaga win big at the 2010 Brit Awards

"In collecting her first prize International Breakthrough Act, Lady Gaga, 23, paid an emotional tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, referring him as Lee," reports Celebritymania.com. "Thank you to Lee McQueen," she said in a strained voice. Other big winners on the night was JLS. The British boyband took home two kudos from this year's BRITs, British Breakthrough Act and British Single for song Beat Again. "We never ever thought this would happen, this is beyond our wildest dreams," Ortise Williams said on-stage when picking up their first prize.

WATCH: Lady Gaga perform "Telephone - Dance in the dark" at the 2010 Brit Awards here.

Lady Gaga Sweeps Brit Awards

"Flamboyant chanteuse Lady Gaga [pictured above] swept the U.K.'s Brit Awards on Tuesday, winning three categories and offering an emotional tribute to Alexander McQueen, the British fashion designer who died last week," reports the CBC. "Gaga collected awards for best international female artist, best international breakthrough act and best international album for The Fame, and performed at the ceremony wearing a towering white wig and lace veil, complete with ornate lace eyebrows. "

"At points, the singer appeared overcome with emotion and paid tribute to McQueen as she collected her first prize, referring to the designer by the name Lee. Gaga, a friend of the designer, recently wore his iconic lobster-claw shoes in her Bad Romance music video. The designer was found dead last Thursday after apparently committing suicide. The awards are the British equivalent of the Grammys, with most winners selected by a vote of more than 1,000 industry members. READ MORE

Full winner list of the 30th Annual BRIT Awards:
  • British Female Solo Artist: Lily Allen
  • British Male Solo Artist: Dizzee Rascal
  • British Breakthrough Act: JLS
  • British Group: Kasabian
  • MasterCard British Album: "Lungs" - Florence and the Machine
  • British Single: "Beat Again" - JLS
  • Critics' Choice: Ellie Goulding
  • BRITs Album of 30 Years: "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" - Oasis
  • The BRITs Hits 30: "Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are" - Spice Girls
  • International Female Solo Artist: Lady Gaga
  • International Male Solo Artist: Jay-Z
  • International Album: "The Fame" - Lady Gaga
  • International Breakthrough Act Voted by MTV Viewers: Lady Gaga
  • Outstanding Contribution Award: Robbie Williams