BRIT Awards 2012: The full list of winners and nominees

Look back at 2012's biggest night for UK music.

The 2012 BRIT Awards saw Adele, Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sande get their first real taste of awards success, with each of them taking home two trophies to put pride of place on their mantelpieces. 

2012 was also the year that International Breakthrough Act was retired after 24 years (it was known as Best International Newcomer prior to 2003, and was rested in 2008 & 2009), with Lana Del Rey being named the final recipient. It fared well for Lana who scooped International Female Solo Artist the following year.

The full list of winners and nominees for the 2012 BRIT Awards:

CATEGORY ARTIST SONG/ALBUM
British Breakthrough Act Anna Calvi  
British Breakthrough Act Ed Sheeran (WINNER)  
British Breakthrough Act Emeli Sande  
British Breakthrough Act Jessie J  
British Breakthrough Act The Vaccines  
British Female Solo Artist Adele (WINNER)  
British Female Solo Artist Florence & The Machine  
British Female Solo Artist Jessie J  
British Female Solo Artist Kate Bush  
British Female Solo Artist Laura Marling  
British Group Arctic Monkeys  
British Group Chase & Status  
British Group Coldplay (WINNER)  
British Group Elbow  
British Group Kasabian  
British Male Solo Artist Ed Sheeran (WINNER)  
British Male Solo Artist James Blake  
British Male Solo Artist James Morrison  
British Male Solo Artist Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds  
British Male Solo Artist Professor Green  
British Producer of the Year Ethan Johns (WINNER)  
British Producer of the Year Flood  
British Producer of the Year Paul Epworth  
British Single Adele Someone Like You
British Single Ed Sheeran The A Team
British Single Example Changed The Way You Kissed Me
British Single Jessie J ft. BoB Price Tag
British Single JLS ft. Dev She Makes Me Wanna
British Single Military Wives/Gareth Malone Wherever You Are
British Single Olly Murs ft. Rizzle Kicks Heart Skips A Beat
British Single One Direction (WINNER) What Makes You Beautiful
British Single Pixie Lott All About Tonight
British Single The Wanted Glad You Came
Critics' Choice Emeli Sande (WINNER)  
Critics' Choice Maverick Sabre  
Critics' Choice Michael Kiwanuka  
International Breakthrough Act Aloe Blacc  
International Breakthrough Act Bon Iver  
International Breakthrough Act Foster The People  
International Breakthrough Act Lana Del Rey (WINNER)  
International Breakthrough Act Nicki Minaj  
International Female Solo Artist Beyonce  
International Female Solo Artist Bjork  
International Female Solo Artist Feist  
International Female Solo Artist Lady Gaga  
International Female Solo Artist Rihanna (WINNER)  
International Group Fleet Foxes  
International Group Foo Fighters (WINNER)  
International Group Jay-Z & Kanye West  
International Group Lady Antebellum  
International Group Maroon 5  
International Male Solo Artist Aloe Blacc  
International Male Solo Artist Bon Iver  
International Male Solo Artist Bruno Mars (WINNER)  
International Male Solo Artist David Guetta  
International Male Solo Artist Ryan Adams  
MasterCard British Album of the Year Adele (WINNER) 21
MasterCard British Album of the Year Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
MasterCard British Album of the Year Ed Sheeran +
MasterCard British Album of the Year Florence & The Machine Ceremonials
MasterCard British Album of the Year PJ Harvey Let England Shake
Outstanding Contribution to Music Blur (WINNER)  

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