It was a night of triumphs and controversy at the Brit Awards on Tuesday at the London 02 Arena.
Ed Sheeran and Adele were the biggest successes of the night picking up two awards each.
Adele won Best British Female and Mastercard’s Best British Album, however these awards were overshadowed when producers of the Brits told James Corden to cut Adele’s speech short to introduce Blur to the stage.
The Best Album prize is the final and most prestigious award of the evening. Accepting the prize Adele said: “Nothing makes me prouder than coming home with six Grammys and then coming to the Brits and winning album of the year. I’m so proud to be British and to be flying our flag.”
However as James Corden interrupted her speech a sea of ‘boos’ came from the crowd and Adele added, “Can I just say, then, goodbye and I’ll see you next time round,” before she raised her middle finger and walked off the stage.
In a statement yesterday Adele said she raised her middle finger at ‘The Brits suits’ for cutting her speech short.
Ed Sheeran won two awards for best British male and British breakthrough. Coldplay were crowned best British group for a record third time, while former X Factor boy band One Direction beat Adele for best British single.