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Coldplay lose out at the BRIT Awards 2015

Coldplay lose out at the BRIT Awards 2015
It wasn’t to be Coldplay’s night at this year’s BRIT Awards, as British rock duo, Royal Blood surprisingly pipped their fellow countrymen to the award for ‘Best Group’.

The Mylo Xyloto era of 3-4 years ago proved to be a fruitful time in Coldplay’s rich BRIT Award’s history. The often understated Ghost Stories album of 2014 has not received as much commercial acclaim as it’s predecessor but the band will be hoping for bigger and better things when A Head Full Of Dreams, their upcoming seventh album makes a mark.

Coldplay remain the second most successful band/artist at the BRIT Awards. They are tied with boyband, Take That and singer, Annie Lennox with 8 awards, while ex-Take That man, Robbie Williams holds the all time record of 12 awards. Here’s a breakdown of Coldplay’s trophy haul at the BRITs:

2013 – ‘Best Live Act’

2012 – ‘Best British Group’

2006 – ‘British Album of the Year’ for X&Y, ‘Best British Single’ for Speed Of Sound

2003 – ‘Best British Group’, ‘Best British Album’ for A Rush Of Blood To The Head

2001 – ‘Best British Group’, ‘Best British Album’ for Parachutes

Royal Blood’s award win was certainly a surprise for many as One Direction were favourites to win. Their win has been received with a great deal of critical acclaim and it seems to have gone down well enough on the Coldplaying forums as a second choice winner after Coldplay! Our favourite band won the ‘Best Group’ award in 2001, as a relatively new band and now the rockers from Brighton have been given a major boost in their rising career. Royal Blood’s debut album in 2014, self titled, went straight to #1 on the album charts. You can watch their performance of Figure It Out from last night:

In other news, Paul Epworth, who produced Coldplay’s Ghost Stories won producer of the year. Foo Fighters, who are headlining Glastonbury (We are waiting on Coldplay news for Glasto 2015 still), won Best International Group and performance wise, Madonna meanwhile, has made all the headlines for falling off the stage!

Here is a full list of the 2015 BRIT Awards winners:

British Album of the Year:
Ed Sheeran – x (WINNER)
Alt-J – This Is All Yours
George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour

British Artist Video of the Year:
One Direction – “You & I” (WINNER)
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – “I Got U”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Rita Ora – “I Will Never Let You Down”
Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – “My Love”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Sigma – “Nobody to Love”

British Breakthrough Act:
Sam Smith (WINNER)
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood

International Group:
Foo Fighters (WINNER)
5 Seconds of Summer
Black Keys
First Aid Kit
The War On Drugs

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

International Male Solo Artist:
Pharrell Williams (WINNER)
Jack White
John Legend

Global Success Award:
Sam Smith (WINNER)

Best British Female Solo Artist:
Paloma Faith (WINNER)
Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen

International Female Solo Artist:
Taylor Swift (WINNER)
Lana Del Rey
St. Vincent

British group:
Royal Blood (WINNER)
Clean Bandit
One Direction

Best British Male Solo Artist:
Ed Sheeran (WINNER)
Damon Albarn
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

Critics’ Choice:
James Bay (WINNER)
George The Poet
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