For three decades, the Brit awards have entertained the masses with fluffs, gaffes, pranks and waggled bums, while gathering the great and good of the music industry for an evening of back-slapping and recognition of the year’s achievements.
But at tonight’s 30th anniversary event, the show was stolen by an American as Lady Gaga took home three awards, more than any other artist.
The flamboyant artist â€“ born Stefani Germanotta â€“ was named best international female solo artist, best international breakthrough act and best international album for The Fame.
And while the night may have been billed as the “battle of the babes” by many, with female artists giving a strong showing in the nominations, there was also a distinctly masculine feel to the honours, with rock band Kasabian and boy band JLS all taking home awards.
Leicester rockers Kasabian won best British band, while JLS picked up breakthrough act.
Meanwhile while Florence and the Machine won best British album for Lungs and rapper Dizzee Rascal was named best British male solo artist.
And the winners are â€¦
British male solo artist
British female solo artist
British breakthrough act
Florence and the Machine â€“ Lungs
JLS â€‘ Beat again
Brits performance of 30 years
Spice Girls â€“
Wannabe/Who Do you Think You Are
International male solo artist
International female solo artist
International breakthrough act
Lady Gaga â€“ The Fame
Brits album of 30 years
Oasis â€‘ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory