Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith Win Top Brit Awards (Complete List)

Sheeran wins best album award at British version of the Grammys, while Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are honored for best single

Last Updated: February 25, 2015 @ 5:35 PM

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams were among the big winners at Wednesday’s Brit Awards, the U.K.’s version of the Grammys.

But the show garnered less attention for its awards than for the fact that Madonna fell backwards down a flight of stairs during her performance of “Living for Love.”

See video: Madonna Takes Nasty Tumble During Brit Awards (Video)

Sheeran won the British Album of the Year award for his album “X,” while the British Single of the Year award went to Mark Ronson for “Uptown Funk,” his collaboration with Bruno Mars.

Smith, who won four Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, lost in the British Male Solo, British Single, British Album and British Video categories, but he was named the British Breakthrough Act of the year, and was also given the Global Success award.

Also read: Grammy Awards: The Complete Winners List

Swift and Williams were named the top international artists, while the Foo Fighters won the award for the best international group.

While Swift was among the many performers on the show, Williams won his award while he was in a Los Angeles courtroom for the copyright trial over his and Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines.”

Also read: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Attend Court for First Day of ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Trial

Awards for the top British male and female artists went to Sheeran and Paloma Faith, while the award for British group went to Royal Blood (setting off a storm of complaints from One Direction fans on Twitter, who were partly appeased when the band won the best video award).

The Brit Awards have been handed out since 1977, and this year took place at the O2 Arena in London and streamed live on YouTube.

The nominees and winners:

British Male Solo
Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran *WINNER
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

British Female Solo
Ella Henderson
FKA twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith *WINNER

British Group
alt-J
Clean Bandit
Coldplay
One Direction
Royal Blood *WINNER

British Breakthrough Act
Chvrches
FKA twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith *WINNER

British Producer
Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
Flood
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth *WINNER

British Single
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones – “I Got U”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Ella Henderson – “Ghost”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” ” *WINNER
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne – “My Love”
Sam Smith – “Stay with Me”
Sigma – “Nobody to Love”

British Video
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones – “I Got U”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
One Direction – “You and I” *WINNER
Rita Ora – “I Will Never Let You Down”
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne – “My Love”
Sam Smith – “Stay with Me”
Sigma – “Nobody to Love”

British Album of the Year
alt-J – “This Is All Yours”
Ed Sheeran – “X”
George Ezra – “Wanted on Voyage”
Royal Blood – “Royal Blood”
Sam Smith – “In the Lonely Hour”

International Male Solo
Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams *WINNER

International Female Solo
Beyonce
Lana Del Rey
Sia
St Vincent
Taylor Swift *WINNER

International Group
5 Seconds of Summer
The Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters *WINNER
The War on Drugs

Critics Choice
James Bay *WINNER
George the Poet
Years & Years

Global Success
Sam Smith *WINNER

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