2010 – Lady Gaga Dominates 2010 BRIT Awards
February 17, 2010
2010 – Lady Gaga came out on top at the 2010 BRIT Awards, which were handed out on Tuesday in London. Gaga, who also performed a mash-up of her songs “Telephone” and “Dance In The Dark,” took home awards for International Female Solo Act, International Breakthrough Act and Best International Album for The Fame. Gaga won in all three catagories for which she was nominated. She also dedicated her performance to fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who passed away last week.
U.K. sensation Florence and the Machine won for Best Album for her debut Lungs, while Lily Allen was named Best British Female Artist and performed “The Fear.” Jay-Z won for International Male Solo Artist and performed his hit “Empire State Of Mind” on the show as well.
Ex-Oasis singer Liam Gallagher gave a controversial speech, while accepting an award naming (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? the Best British Album of the Past 30 Years (in honor of the BRIT Awards’ 30th anniversary). Gallagher pointedly ignored thanking his brother and band co-founder Noel, instead thanking other ex-members of Oasis who hadn’t been in the lineup for years. He then ended his acceptance speech by dropping his microphone into the audience.