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Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 February 2006, 23:51 GMT
In pictures: Brit Awards 2006

Kaiser Chiefs

Leeds rock band Kaiser Chiefs were the big winners at Wednesday night's Brit Awards, going home with three prizes.

Chris Martin

Coldplay won two prizes - best single and album - and singer Chris Martin hinted he would take a break from the limelight.

Kanye West

US hip-hop star Kanye West won best international male artist - and had plenty of friends to share his joy with.

James Blunt

Former Army captain James Blunt was another big winner, taking best pop act and best British male.

Prince

Prince rolled back the years for his first live appearance at the Brits since 1997.

Madonna

Madonna won best international female after another successful year.

Paris Hilton

US socialite Paris Hilton was a guest at the Brits, presenting the best international album award, won by Green Day.

Gorillaz

Gorillaz enlisted a choir of schoolchildren to help perform their track Dirty Harry.

Kelly Clarkson

American pop star Kelly Clarkson did not win an award, but her live performance still wowed the Brits crowd.

Chris Evans

Broadcaster Chris Evans presented the show - but some of his jokes fell flat on the night.




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