"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
Thank you Walter, Now I'm not saying that anyone ever doubted or said that Laura Marling couldn't do it but I like the thought of causing possible controversy straight off the bat. All I can say is "About Bloody Time" I'll leave it there, Congrats Laura its well deserved! Laura was presented with her award by The Great Boy George who was clearly surprised saying "WOW" before announcing the win. It's refreshing to see someone win for creating good honest no thrills or gimmicks music, very rare these days. Not a leotard in sight! Other artists nominated in the category of Best British Female Solo Artist were - Cheryl Cole, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith and Rumer.
Tinie Tempah (pictured above) missed out to Plan B for the Best British Male Solo Artist award, but this didn't dampen his spirits as he went on to take Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Single, beating - Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, The XX and Rumer.
Best British Group was taken home by Take That, why Robbie entered the stage at a different entrance god only knows. Did the Shabba shouting piss anyone else off? What a K**B. Take that beat the likes of - Biffy Clyro, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons and The XX, proving to dad's all over the world that there's still time to stick it to da kids.
The folk 4 piece Mumford and Son's beat the likes of Plan B, Take That, The XX and Tinie Tempah to win the MasterCard British Album of the Year award.
International Male Solo Artist was captured by Cee Lo Green beating Bruce Springsteen, David Guetta, Eminem and Kanye West.
The Beautiful Barbadian Rihanna hip charged the likes of Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and Robyn out of the competition to win Best International Female Solo Artist.
The Highly touted Justin Bieber beat Bruno Mars, The Cast of Glee, The National and The Temper Trap winning the International Breakthrough Act.
Both International Group and International Album were rightfully taken by Arcade Fire coming up trumps against the likes of Kings Of Leon, Vampire Weekend and Eminem.
The Critics Choice award went to a very deserved Jessie J. And Finally, Best British Producer went to Markus Dravs.
I shall leave you now with a link to my favourite Laura Marling song "Ghosts" enjoy!