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In pictures: Brit awards 2009

Duffy

Welsh songstress Duffy bagged a trio of gongs at this year's annual Brit awards ceremony. She won best British female, best British album and best British breakthrough act - voted for by Radio 1 listeners.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry was among a host of stars in attendance at the Earls Court ceremony including Taylor Swift and U2. The singer scooped best international female and was all smiles despite feeling poorly.

James Corden, Kylie Minogue and Matt Horne

Gavin and Stacey stars Mat Horne and James Corden joined co-host Kylie Minogue for a rendition of Can't Get You Out Of My Head. James told Newsbeat: "We really want to do the best show we can."

Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud beat off Coldplay and Duffy to scoop best British single for The Promise which was voted for by the public. Kimberley Walsh said: "It's our first Brit in six years, so it really does mean a lot."

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon won best international album and best international group. They told the crowd: "We have to give this to England. If it weren't for England, Kings of Leon wouldn't be a band right now."

Take That

Take That made a dramatic entrance for their performance. The boys also sported new-look specs but went home empty-handed. The Pet Shop Boys were honoured for outstanding contribution to music.

Coldplay

Despite originally leading the way with Duffy with a whopping four nominations, Coldplay went home with nothing. The boys wore their trademark matching outfits to perform Viva La Vida.

Elbow

Elbow beat off some stiff competition from Radiohead, Coldplay, Take That and Girls Aloud to bag best British band. The night had a music festival theme with caravans and tepees on display.

Ting Tings and Estelle

The Ting Tings missed out on awards but did perform a set with Estelle. They told Newsbeat: "We are a British band so it's nice to be playing it. It's nice to get a bit of recognition."

Estelle

Estelle wowed onlookers with skyscraper heels and Dolce & Gabbana. She said: "I like the shapes and the angles, the jewels. I was like, 'Yeah, I want that one'." She missed out on best British female.




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