Kings Of Leon Continue The Streak At BRIT Awards, Elbow Upset Coldplay For Best Group



Last night's BRIT Awards saw Kings of Leon follow up their first Grammy with their first (two) BRITs, while Grammy darlings Coldplay were totally snubbed in favor of alt/indie/prog rockers Elbow.

Soul singer Duffy was the big winner of the night, taking home the award for British Female Solo Artist, Best British Breakthrough Act and Best Album for Rockferry.

Next in line with the most awards was, ironically, the very un-British Kings of Leon, who took home the BRITs for International Group and International Album for Only By The Night. American Katy Perry also got a little English love, winning the award for International Female Solo Artist. The male equivalent went to Kanye West.

But the biggest upset of the night (at least by our standards) was the award for Best British Group. The nominees were Radiohead, Coldplay, Girls Aloud, Take That and Elbow. Particularly with Radiohead and Coldplay having released two of the year's most critically acclaimed albums in In Rainbows and Viva La Vida respectively, it's a bit surprising (and refreshing, might we add) to see Elbow come out on top.

You can check out the full list of winners here.

Kings Of Leon Continue The Streak At BRIT Awards, Elbow Upset Coldplay For Best Group