Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran sweep BRIT Awards

Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran were the big winners at last night's (25.02.15) BRIT Awards with MasterCard - both artists taking home two gongs each.

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran were the big winners at last night's (25.02.15) BRIT Awards with MasterCard.

The 'Money on My Mind' hitmaker received the British Breakthrough Act gong as well as the Global Success Award for his international accomplishments whilst the 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker ensured his wins tied with Sam, beating him for both the prestigious MasterCard British Album of the Year award as well as British Male Solo Artist.

Speaking after his win, Sam told BANG Showbiz: "This is déjà vu, I was here last year. This is amazing and [the trophies] are so beautiful."

The 22-year-old singer also praised his fellow artist, Ed Sheeran, adding: "I'm so happy that Ed Sheeran won those awards, I truly think he deserves them."

Fans were treated to performances from some of the music industry's top artists including BRIT Award 2015 winners Royal Blood and Paloma Faith.

Taylor Swift - dressed in a formal black outfit - kicked off proceedings with 'Blank Space' whilst later on, Kanye West provided a memorable performance of 'All Day', complete with fire cannons.

Madonna ensured the event ended with a bang with a rendition of her track 'Living For Love'.

Meanwhile, Ed, 24, admitted winning wasn't what he was "used to" and thought Sam would was guaranteed to pick up the awards he ended up winning.

He told BANG Showbiz: "I win now and then but winning isn't really a thing I'm used to.

"To be honest I thought Sam was going to get Album or Male, so it's nice to get both."

And he couldn't be happier to win the prestigious Album of the Year gong, after previously losing out to Adele.

He added: "I think this is the award that every British musician who's ever been up for a BRIT would like.

"I was up for it before but Adele was up for it as well so that was a written off thing. I'm glad this time I won."

The full winners list for the 2015 BRIT Awards with MasterCard is as follows:

British Male Solo Artist - Ed Sheeran

British Female Solo Artist - Paloma Faith

British Group - Royal Blood

British Breakthrough Act - Sam Smith

Critics' Choice - James Bay

British Single - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, 'Uptown Funk'

Mastercard British Album of the Year - Ed Sheeran, 'x'

British Artist Video of the Year - One Direction, 'You & I'

International Male Solo Artist - Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist - Taylor Swift

International Group - Foo Fighters

Global Success - Sam Smith

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