Ben Howard has won best breakthrough act at the Brit Awards at London's 02 Arena.
Howard had found little mainstream success until his inclusion on the Mercury Music Prize shortlist last year.
But it has helped him to gain wider recognition and he has gone on to reach number six in the album charts with debut release Every Kingdom.
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.
Damien Hirst will have Brit Award winners seeing spots before their eyes after decorating this year's trophy with his signature design.