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Ed Sheeran does double at Brits


Ed Sheeran was a double winner at the Brits

Ed Sheeran was a double winner at the Brits

Ed Sheeran was a double winner at the Brits

Ed Sheeran was celebrating after picking up two awards at the 2012 Brits.

He landed best British breakthrough and beat stars such as Professor Green and Noel Gallagher to take best British male.

Sheeran - whose hits have included Lego House and The A Team - thanked his manager Stuart Camp who he said was responsible for turning the "spotty, chubby, ginger teenager into the person up here tonight".

Adele was beaten to the title of best single by heartthrob group One Direction for their track What Makes You Beautiful.

Coldplay took the best British group title for a third time, following wins in 2001 and 2003. It was their seventh Brit in total. Collecting the prize, Chris Martin said it was "humbling" to win.

Bruno Mars took the best international male prize, while Rihanna collected the best international female for the second year running.

Lana Del Rey fought back tears and thanked her record label in Germany as she collected her Brit Award for best international breakthrough. Foo Fighters were named best international group.

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The annual event at London's O2 Arena saw many of the biggest stars in music attending and performing.

Major names who gave spectacular performances included Rihanna and Florence + The Machine.

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