LONDON — The Blighty music industry celebrated its glitziest night of the year as New York band Scissor Sisters took home a trio of Brit Awards from Wednesday’s ceremony at London’s Earls Court arena.
Scissor Sisters, the U.K.’s top-selling act last year, nabbed honors for international breakthrough act, international group and international album for their eponymous disc. The band thanked all the British acts that had influenced them, including presenter Siouxie Sioux.
Double winners were Joss Stone (British female, British urban act), English trio Keane (British album for “Hopes and Fears,” British breakthrough act) and Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand (British group, British rock act).
Robbie Williams picked up a record-breaking 15th Brit when his hit “Angels” won British song. He performed the song onstage in a special duet with Stone.
Other live perfs came from Stone; Franz Ferdinand; Green Day; Gwen Stefani; Keane; Jamelia & Lemar; Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg; Scissor Sisters; Daniel Bedingfield and Natasha Bedingfield; the Streets; and Williams and Bob Geldof, who collected a Brit for contribution to music.
The award for British male was won by hip-hop artist the Streets (Mike Skinner), who despite performing earlier in the evening could not be found when the prize was announced. Members of his entourage collected the hardware.
Boosting British film alongside British music, the awards presenters included actors Clive Owen and Minnie Driver.
The 25th awards show will be televised today by commercial giant ITV1.
Keane (“Hopes and Fears”)
Will Young (“Your Game”)
British Breakthrough Act
British Urban Act
British Rock Act
British Live Act Award
Robbie Williams (“Angels”)
Scissor Sisters (“Scissor Sisters”)
International Breakthrough Act
Outstanding Contribution to Music