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Three awards as BRITs go Lady Gaga

By Channel 4 News

Updated on 17 February 2010

Lady Gaga dominated the 30th BRITs Awards by picking up three honours at the British pop industry's most glamorous nights.

Lady Gaga (Credit: Reuters)

The American glam pop Lady Gaga took home three awards, winning every category she was nominated - for best international female artist, best international breakthrough act and best international album.

She was left in tears, telling the crowd at London's Earls Court: "I was really excited to win the first two awards. This award means even more to me because I worked so hard on this album for so long."

Lada Gaga dedicated her live performance to "her friend" Alexander McQueen, who was found dead last week.

She arrived wearing a tall white wig. Asked who her done her hair, she replied: "It was made last night in heaven, with magical agents."

Elsewhere, the results provided an evening widely billed as ladies' night did not disappoint.

Lily Allen opened the ceremony by landing on stage astride a replica bomb to the sound of air raid sirens. She went on to be named best British female artist, beating rival Florence Welch to the prize.

Despite missing out in the solo category, Florence and the Machine won what is regarded as the biggest award of the night - the MasterCard best British album award for Lungs.

The south London singer also performed one of the duets for which the annual show is now famed, alongside best British male artist Dizzee Rascal.

As confetti fell from the ceiling the pair sang You Got The Dirtee Love, a "mash-up" of their two hit songs of 2009, You Got the Love and Dirtee Cash. 

Kasabian were named the best British band of the last 12 months as their idols Oasis won a special Brits 30th anniversary category.

The Gallagher brothers' 1995 album (What's The Story) Morning Glory? was voted the best of the last three decades.

Robbie Williams brought the night to a climax with a medley of his hits, as he was recognised for his outstanding contribution to music.

And a message from Prince Harry was broadcast to the audience and the millions watching the show live at home.

He said the awards ceremony was known as a celebration of "all that is totally wonderful and unique about British music".

Brits performance of the last 30 years went to Spice Girls for Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are? (1997)
British male solo artist - Dizzee Rascal
International male solo artist - Jay-Z
Brits album of the last 30 years - Oasis for (What's The Story) Morning Glory (1995)
British breakthrough act -JLS
British group - Kasabian
International breakthrough act - Lady Gaga
International female solo artist - Lady Gaga
British female solo artist - Lily Allen
International album - Lady Gaga for The Fame
British single - JLS for Beat Again
The MasterCard British Album - Florence And The Machine for Lungs
British producer - Paul Epworth
Critics' choice - Ellie Goulding
Outstanding contribution to music - Robbie Williams

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