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Ben Howard wins best British breakthrough act at Brits

Ben Howard has won best breakthrough act at the Brit Awards at London's 02 Arena.

Ben Howard Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.