The Darkness Bag Three BRITs
The Darkness have emerged as the big winners at this year's BRIT Awards, having scooped three gongs.
The rock outfit, who performed both 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' and 'Growing On Me' at the ceremony, picked up Best British Album (for 'Permission To Land'), Best Rock Act and Best British Group.
Just behind The Darkness with two nods apiece at the 2004 BRIT Awards in association with MasterCard were Busted, who took home Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Pop, Dido, who won Best British Female and Best Single for 'White Flag', and Justin Timberlake, who won Best International Male and Best International Album.
Individual BRIT winners included 50 Cent (International Breakthrough Artist), who performed 'In Da Club' at the event, and Beyonce (Best International Female Solo Artist), who performed 'Crazy In Love'. Justin Timberlake didn't perform at the BRITs, but did join his friends N.E.R.D on stage during their gig at London's Hammersmith Apollo shortly after the ceremony.
Lemar walked away with the MTV Base sponsored Best Urban Act award, while an absent Daniel Bedingfield scooped Best Male Solo Artist.
Duran Duran were awarded this year's Outstanding Contribution To Music award before performing a medley of hits climaxing with the classic 'Wild Boys'.
The full list of winners is as follows:
British Male Solo Artist - Daniel Bedingfield
British Female Solo Artist - Dido
MasterCard British Album - The Darkness, Permission to Land
British Group - The Darkness
British Single - Dido, White Flag
British Rock Act - The Darkness
British Urban Act - Lemar
British Dance Act - Basement Jaxx
British Breakthrough Artist - Busted
Pop Act - Busted
International Male Solo Artist - Justin Timberlake
International Female Solo Artist - Beyonce
International Album - Justin Timberlake, Justified
International Group - White Stripes
International Breakthrough Artist - 50 Cent
Outstanding Contribution to Music - Duran Duran