Last year's Critics' Choice champ James Bay consolidated his win with a step up to British Male Solo Artist, while Welsh indie kids Catfish And The Bottlemen made their presence felt with the British Breakthrough Act award, seeing off the mighty likes of Jess Glynne and Bay himself.
Live performances on the night included Justin Bieber playing with fire, Little Mix playing with voodoo rituals, Rihanna playing with Drake and – adding a moment of transcendence to the chaos – New Zealand's Lorde fronting David Bowie's band to perform an affecting rendition of Life On Mars? in tribute to the late icon.
See below for the full list of winners.
BRITs 2016 winners:
British Male Solo Artist – James Bay
British Female Artist - Adele
British Group – Coldplay
International Female Solo Artist – Björk
BRITs Global Success Award – Adele
International Male Solo Artist – Justin Bieber
British Single – Adele, Hello
International Group – Tame Impala
British Breakthrough Act – Catfish And The Bottlemen
British Artist Video of the Year - One Direction
MasterCard British Album of The Year – Adele, 25
Critics' Choice – Jack Garratt
British Producer Of The Year – Charlie Andrew
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