Brit Awards 2013

The Brit Awards, hosted by James Corden, takes place at the O2 Arena tonight.

We are live on the red carpet and hopefully speaking to London nominees, such as, JOessie Ware, Paloma Faith, Amy Winehouse (posthumous), Plan B, Mumford and Sons.

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Mumford & Sons 'weren't expecting' best group win

After Mumford & Sons picked up the prize for best British group at the Brit Awards, frontman Marcus Mumford said:

Thanks very much indeed. We weren't expecting that. I don't think we've really taken the opportunity to thank people who have come to our gigs.

"We were in a group with Muse and One Direction, so it's a surprise.

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Mumford & Sons up for two Brits tonight

What are they nominated for?

Best British Group, Best British Live Act and British Album of the Year for 'Babel'

Mumford & Sons perform on stage during the 2011 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London Credit: PA

The band formed in December 2007. At the same time a handful of similar bands emerging around West London, giving rise to the "West London Folk Scene".

Their debut album 'Sigh No More' was released in October 2009. The album peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 in the US. Their second album 'Babel' was the fastest selling UK album of 2012 and the biggest selling debut of any album that year in the US.

Did you know? The band will be performing a stopover gig on their world tour in Lewes later on this year.

Plan B could take home two awards tonight

What is he nominated for?

Best Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year for 'Ill Manors'

Ben Drew, also known as Plan B, arriving for the Mercury Prize last year
Ben Drew, also known as Plan B, arriving for the Mercury Prize last year Credit: PA

He was born and brought up in Forest Gate, East London. His debut single released in 2005 'Kidz' was inspired by the murder of Damilola Taylor. The song also featured in the soundtrack to the film Kidulthood in 2006.

Did you know? 'Ill Manors' is a soundtrack album to a film of the same name written and directed by Plan B. He has also starred in several films himself including Harry Brown and The Sweeney.

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