In the first Brit awards where male and female categories have been done away with, this was a night where female artists stole the show, Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports
There was a big change at the Brit Awards 2022 as organisers wanted to make the awards "as inclusive and as relevant as possible".
The awards ceremony on Tuesday night took place at the O2 Arena in London and was aired live on ITV.
This year saw nominations for more women in more than a decade.
Eighteen female artists or all-women groups were nominated, just behind the 22 female acts given nods in 2010. In 2000 and 2001, 18 female acts were also nominated.
Meanwhile, Sir Elton John received his first Brit nomination in 20 years, in the song of the year category for his collaboration with Dua Lipa.
Here's more about who was involved on Tuesday night and who the nominees were.
Who hosted the awards this year?
The ceremony returned on February 8 with comedian Mo Gilligan on hosting duties, replacing Jack Whitehall, who has helmed the event in recent years.
Gilligan, 33, said he was “shocked” but honoured to take the prestigious role, adding that he wanted it to feel like a “party.”
Speaking to the Brit Awards Show Programme, he said: “I was so shocked to be asked to host this year’s Brits.
“These are the things I’ve grown up with, so you don’t think that one day you’ll be a part of it.
“Honestly, it feels like a huge honour.”
Who performed this year?
Adele was among the performers at the awards ceremony.
It comes after she postponed her Las Vegas Caesars Palace residency at short notice, with Grammy-winning country music star Keith Urban stepping in to replace her.
There were also live performances from Dave, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Holly Humberstone, Liam Gallagher and Little Simz.
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How were the awards different this time?
Prizes were handed out to the artist of the year and the international artist of the year, replacing best male and female solo artist and best international male and female solo artist.
The Brits academy has faced pressure to abolish its gender-specific awards.
It says the move celebrates artists “solely for their music and work, rather than how they choose to identify or as others may see them, as part of The Brits’ commitment to evolving the show to be as inclusive and as relevant as possible.”
The academy is made up of around 1,200 music industry experts across media, artists, labels, publishers, promoters, retailers and more.
Popstar Sam Smith, who won the critics’ choice prize in 2014 and identifies as non-binary, using the pronouns they/them, had called for the move, saying they looked forward to a time when awards shows are “reflective of the society we live in.”
Here are the nominations in full, along with Tuesday night's winners:
Album of the year. Winner: Adele - 30
Adele - 30
Dave - We're All Alone In This Together
Ed Sheeran - =
Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
Artist of the year. Winner: Adele
International group of the year. Winner: Silk Sonic
The War On Drugs
International artist of the year. Winner: Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Best new artist. Winner: Little Simz
Song of the year. Winner: Adele - Easy On Me
A1 & J1 - Latest Trends
Adele - Easy On Me
Anne-Marie, KSI, Digital Farm Animals - Don't Play
Becky Hill & David Guetta - Remember
Central Cee - Obsessed With You
Dave ft Stormzy - Clash
Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)
Glass Animals - Heat Waves
Joel Corry, RAYE, David Guetta - BED
KSI - Holiday
Nathan Evans, 220Kid, Billen Ted - Wellerman
Riton x Nightcrawlers Ft Mufasa & Hypeman - Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit)
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions - Body
Tom Grennan - Little Bit Of Love
International song of the year. Winner: Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u
ATB, Topic, A7S - Your Love (9PM)
Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
Ckay - love nwantiti (ah ah ah)
Doja Cat ft SZA - Kiss Me More
Drake ft Lil Baby - Girls Want Girls
Galantis, David Guetta, Little Mix - Heartbreak Anthem
Jonasu - Black Magic
Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber - STAY
Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
Lil Tijay & 6LACK - Calling My Phone
Maneskin - I Wanna Be Your Slave
Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u
Polo G - Rapstar
Tiesto - The Business
The Weeknd - Save Your Tears
Best group. Winner: Wolf Alice
Best POP/R&B act. Winner: Dua Lipa
Best Rock/Alternative act. Winner: Sam Fender
Best Dance act. Winner: Becky Hill
Best Hip Hop/Rap/Grime act. Winner: Dave