Arctic Monkeys Win Big at the BRIT Awards, But Beyoncé Steals the Show

The XO singer dazzled in a green dress
ByJJ AnisiobiThursday , 20 February 2014
Picture perfect: Beyonce owned the BRIT Awards in her green dress
© 2014 Getty Images
Picture perfect: Beyonce owned the BRIT Awards in her green dress
Rock on: Arctic Monkeys celebrate with their two awards
© 2014 Getty Images
Rock on: Arctic Monkeys celebrate with their two awards

The Arctic Monkeys triumphed at the BRIT Awards 2014 after winning two awards, but Beyoncé stole the show with her stunning performance.

The band, consisting of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Matt Helders and Nick O'Malley, scooped the Best British Group prize and British Album of the Year for their LP AM at the glamorous event, held at London's O2 Arena.

After accepting the award for Best Group Alex said: "That 15 quid we put on One Direction has gone down the drain. There's a lot of people we need to thank, but they need to hear their names read out as much as you need to hear of people you don't know."

The group fought off stiff competition from the likes of Bastille, Disclosure, One Direction and Rudimental for the gong.

Picking up Best Album later in the night, which saw them become the first band to do the double, win Best British album and Best British group, three times, Alex added: "That rock'n'roll, it looks like it's fading away, but it'll never die."

Meanwhile, Beyoncé wowed the crowd with her performance of new single XO as she slinked across stage in a sequinned green floor-length dress. The Crazy in Love singer added some much needed star power to the event, and didn't hang around after the show.

Rather than mingling with the other artists at the official after-party, Queen Bey jumped straight onto a private jet plane and headed to Glasgow, Scotland where she is currently on tour.

Other performances included Bruno Mars with Treasure, Katy Pretty with Dark Horse and the Arctic Monkeys with their song R U Mine

The BRIT Awards 2014 full list of winners:

Best Male Solo Artist:

David Bowie

Best Female Solo Artist:

Ellie Goulding

Best Group

Arctic Monkeys

British Breakthrough Act:

Bastille

British Single of the Year:

Rudimental - 'Waiting All Night'

British Album of the Year:

Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'

Best International Male:

Bruno Mars

Best International Female:

Lorde

Best International Group:

Daft Punk

Array

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