Emeli Sande and Ben Howard did the double at the 2013 Brit Awards, winning two awards each, including best British male and female.
The UK's biggest night in music will be celebrated this evening as the Brit Awards come to London's O2 Arena.
Amy Winehouse could take a posthumous Brit Award after she was shortlisted for best British female against acts such as Emeli Sande.
Adele made her acceptance speech for Best British Single from Los Angeles, where she is currently rehearsing for the Oscars.
The singer joked about being cut off during her Best Album acceptance speech at last year's Brit Awards.
Adele has won Best British Single for her Bond theme Skyfall at the Brits.
She wasn't there to receive her award, but in a video she made a joke at the expense of last year's awards when her Best Album acceptance speech was cut short.
"Thank you so much for this Brit Award, sorry I can't be with you tonight. I'm in LA rehearsing for the Oscars.
"I won't keep you too long because I don't want to interrupt the Best Album speech at the end of the night....but, I love you all", the singer said.
US duo The Black Keys have won best international group at the Brit Awards.
Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl presenting the award and collected it on their behalf as they did were not in attendance at the ceremony.
Adele's Skyfall - which is the theme tune for the latest Bond film -has won best British single at the Brit Awards.
Coldplay have won best British live act at the Brit Awards.
Ben Howard has won best British male and best breakthrough act at the Brit Awards.
As he collected his first award, he said: "I'm not very good at speeches. I'm not very good at dancing."
He also thanked his mother, saying, "She's rung a lot of old friends to ask them to vote for this."
The singer, who looked taken aback by his second win, said: "This is bizarre, isn't it? I didn't really expect it. I'm quite stoked to even come to the awards, so to come away with two of these is amazing."
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.
Lana Del Rey has been named best international female at the Brit Awards. The award was presented by Dermot O'Leary and Sharon Osborne.