See this year's BRIT Awards winners live in London
Catch the winners of 2014's BRIT gongs performing live in the capital
There's no time for re-arranging the trophy cabinet for this talented bunch – the 2014 BRIT Award winners are back on the road already. The likes of Ellie Goulding, Rudimental and Arctic Monkeys are all set to take to the stage at upcoming London gigs and at festivals around the UK this summer. Snap up your tickets pronto, everyone will want a piece of the action now.
CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD
Not to be confused with the independent pub chain, Smith is a young singer-songwriter who's made some canny guest appearances on high-charting songs including Disclosure's 'Latch' and Naughty Boy's 'La La La'. They've provided him with a platform from which to launch his own career, which has proved so successful that in just a year he's topped numerous 'Sound of 2014' polls, sold out a series of shows and now bagged himself a BRIT Award. That's pretty good going.
Also see Sam Smith at Roundhouse this May
BRITISH GROUP, BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The ferociously talented boys from Sheffield prove just how stratospherically enormous their popularity has become, what with the double BRIT win (the boys' latest album 'AM' won British Album of the Year) plus two gig dates in Finsbury Park later this year – that's 100,000 people altogether! Blimey. But they are one of the country's finest young bands – still all under 30 years old – with a white-knuckle blend of sinewy alt pop, hard-driving rock and lyrical chicanes.
Also see Arctic Monkeys at Reading Fesitval this August
Since the release of their superb debut album, 'Home', back in early 2013, the floor-filling foursome from Hackney have been propelled to the top of the charts and to the top of festival line-ups with their infectious mix of house, garage and D&B. With the help of London-born 19 year old Ella Eyre's vocals, the band scooped the gong for British Single with the trumpet-fuelled tune 'Waiting All Night', which will be just one of the many bangers they'll perform at this summer's Wireless festival.
Also see Ella Eyre at Electric Brixton this June
BRITISH GLOBAL SUCCESS, BEST VIDEO – 'BEST SONG EVER'
More proof that third place can mean brass as well as bronze, the British/Irish pretty boys continue their terrifying rise, and can now add a third BRIT Award to the mantlelpiece. The fivesome put in a sterling effort with five nights at The O2 back in 2013, and are set to play three gigantic Wembley gigs in 2014… by 2015 they’ll be singing in space (and their hair still won’t move).
Watch the 'Best Song Ever' video
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
The Hawaiian jack of all trades – one minute he's crooning over a piano, the next he's swinging next to a big band, and the next he's giving it the Marley vibes while strumming an acoustic guitar – is crowned Best International Male Solo Artist for a second year. Catch Mr Mars strut his stuff on the Sunday at this year's Wireless festival, where singles including 'Locked Out Of Heaven', 'Grenade' and 'Just The Way You Are' will undoubtedly get the crowd excited.
The rest of the winners include David Bowie – British Male Solo Artist, Lorde – International Female Solo Artist and Daft Punk – International Group.
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