By Megan Daley
February 25, 2015 at 11:53 PM EST
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The U.K.’s Brit Awards nominees were full of big contenders for British and international artists alike and with performances by the likes of Taylor Swift and Sam Smith, the night promised to be full of great moments. Madonna took a tumble and Kanye West performed a new song, and there were still awards to be handed out. Sheeran snatched up two of the biggest awards of the night, MasterCard British Album and Best Male Solo Artist, and the Brits honored singer-songwriter Paloma Faith with Best Female Solo Artist. Royal Blood took home British Group. 

For the full list of winners, see below.

MasterCard British Album 

Alt-J – ‘This Is All Yours’

WINNER: Ed Sheeran – ‘X’

George Ezra – ‘Wanted On Voyage’

Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’

Sam Smith – ‘In The Lonely Hour’

British Female Solo Artist

Ella Henderson

FKA Twigs

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen

WINNER: Paloma Faith

Bristish Male Solo Artist

Damon Albarn

WINNER: Ed Sheeran

George Ezra

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith

British Group


Clean Bandit


One Direction

WINNER: Royal Blood

British Artist Video of the Year

Calvin Harris – Summer

Charlie XCX – Boom Clap

Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones – I Got U

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

WINNER: One Direction – You & I

Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down

Route 94 ft Jess Glynne – My Love

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Sigma – Nobody To Love

British Breakthrough Artist


FKA Twigs

George Ezra

Royal Blood

WINNER: Sam Smith

International Female Solo Artist 


WINNER: Taylor Swift

Lana Del Rey


St. Vincent

International Group

The War On Drugs

5 Seconds Of Summer

The Black Keys

First Aid Kit

WINNER: Foo Fighters

Critics’ Choice Award

WINNER: James Bay

George The Poet

Years & Years

British Producer

Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory


Jake Gosling

WINNER: Paul Epworth

British Single

Calvin Harris – ‘Summer’

Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne – ‘Rather Be’

Duke Dumont Ft Jax Jones – ‘I Got U’

Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Ella Henderson – ‘Ghost’

George Ezra – ‘Budapest’

WINNER: Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Route 94 Ft Jess Glynne – ‘My Love’

Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’

Sigma – ‘Nobody To Love’

International Male Solo Artist



Jack White

John Legend

WINNER: Pharrell Williams