Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Paloma Faith win at the Brits

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Paloma Faith have notched up Brit Awards at the ceremony in London.

Ed Sheeran won the best album and male solo artist awards while Sam Smith won the global success and breakthrough act prizes. Paloma Faith won the best female solo act awards.

Live updates

Ed Sheeran 'speechless' over Brits win

Ed Sheeran has tweeted that he was "speechless" after picking up two awards at the Brit Awards.

He also paid tribute to George Ezra, calling him a "career artist" and congratulated Sam Smith and Taylor Swift for their awards.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Taylor Swift 'way too excited' for first Brit Award

Winner Taylor Swift said she was "way too excited" to be honoured with her first ever Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist.

Speaking after accepting her trophy, the global pop superstar said the gong had cemented her eight-year "love affair" with the UK.

Kanye West's Brits performance muted constantly

  • By Cheryl Smith: ITV News

Kanye West's live performance at the Brit Awards had to be constantly muted due to explicit content.

The audio was muted numerous times during Kanye West's performance. Credit: ITV/Brit Awards

After being introduced by his wife Kim Kardashian West, the performer took to the stage with a group wearing hoodies and wielding flamethrowers

Even the Mobo Awards noticed the unusual silence while Kanye was on stage.

International Male Solo Artist goes to Pharrell Williams

The Brit for International Male Solo Artist has been awarded to Pharrell Williams.

As Pharrell was not at the ceremony a video message was played to the crowd.

Load more updates Back to top

Latest ITV News reports