Midlands stars scoop BRIT Awards

It was a great night for acts from the Midlands as they scooped awards at last night's Brits.

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Ellie Goulding wins British Female Solo Artist at Brits

Ellie Goulding has been named British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards 2014.

Ellie Goulding picks up the Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist.
Ellie Goulding picks up the Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist. Credit: ITV/ Brit Awards 2014

After collecting her award from Prince, Goulding thanked the team behind her, adding, "Thank you so much, this means so much to me I can't tell you".

Earlier she told ITV News winning the award would be "pretty awesome".

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Ellie Goulding: Best Female 'would be pretty awesome'

Ellie Goulding told ITV News it would be "pretty awesome" to win the British Female Solo Artist award at tonight's Brits.

Goulding said on the red carpet: "Seriously amazing female artists [have won before].

"I think the last time I was nominated Laura Marling won and I was really happy for her because she's awesome and I love her music ... but it would be very nice to win."

Watch the Brit Awards tonight at 8pm on ITV and visit the Brits website for more news and gossip

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Four Midlands stars up for nine Brit Awards

Laura Mvula from King's Heath in Birmingham Credit: Hubert Boesl/DPA/Press Association Images

Four music stars from the Midlands are up for a whopping nine Brit Awards between them. The award ceremony will be broadcast tonight at 8pm on ITV.

Laura Mvula from King's Heath has been nominated for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist.

One Direction's Liam Payne from Wolverhampton Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Liam Payne from Wolverhampton is up for three awards with One Direction. The band's up for British video, British group, and British Single.

Ellie Goulding from Herefordshire Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ellie from Herefordshire takes on Laura for British Female Solo Artist and One Direction for British Single and British Video.

Jake Bugg from Nottingham is up for British Male Solo Artist Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Jake Bugg from Nottingham is up for British Male Solo Artist.