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Wednesday 16 April 2014

One Direction remain a BRIT Awards favourite

One Direction remained a BRIT Awards favourite at Wednesday’s ceremony.

The boy band won several accolades on the night, including the coveted Global Success Award, and their music promo for Best Song Ever earned the trophy for British Video of the Year.

But when the band came onstage to accept the Global Success Award for the second time in as many years, it appeared the group experienced a momentary snafu.

"Sorry, I was having a wee, the toilets are ages away,” Harry Styles said when he finally reached the microphone after sprinting from the sidestage to join his band members Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik at the podium.

One Direction’s trophies were rivalled by the Arctic Monkeys only, as the rock band also picked up two in the Best British Album and British Group categories.

The night was filled with riveting performances, including a surprise act by Beyoncé Knowles, who was apparently confirmed to grace the stage just hours before the ceremony commenced.

Beyoncé sang her single XO for the first time ever during a televised broadcast. And the stunning star looked spectacular in a sparkly, floor-length, mermaid green gown as she bellowed out the catchy tune.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Nicole Scherzinger attends The BRIT Awards 2014 at the 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Nicole Scherzinger attends The BRIT Awards 2014

Katy Perry also put on a riveting performance of her hit Dark Horse. The pop songstress donned a rainbow coloured outfit which mirror the look of Ancient Egyptians, and her bright neon look was mirrored by the multiple backing dancers who graced the stage with her.

Teenage New Zealander Lorde was also a huge hit with fans, as the 17-year-old picked up the trophy for International Female Solo Artist of the year. She beat stiff competition, as Janelle Monae, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga were also up for the award.

The 2014 BRIT Awards took place at London’s O2 Arena.

Winners of the 2014 BRIT Awards:

British Breakthrough Act — Bastille

British Female Solo Artist — Ellie Goulding

British Group — Arctic Monkeys

British Male Solo Artist — David Bowie

British Single — 'Waiting All Night' by Rudimental ft Ella Eyre

Best Producer — Flood & Alan Moulder

British Video — 'Best Song Ever' by One Direction

Critics' Choice — Sam Smith

International Female Solo Artist — Lorde

International Group — Daft Punk

International Male Solo Artist — Bruno Mars

Mastercard British Album of the Year — AM by Arctic Monkeys

Global Success Award — One Direction

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