The Brit Awards, one of the UK's most prestigious music awards, were held at the 02 Arena in London last night and the British singer Harry Styles emerged as the night's biggest winner.
A Night of Triumphs for Harry Styles
Harry Styles was named Best British Artist with Best Pop Performance, and his album "Harry's House" was named Album of the Year.
The song "As It Was" was also named Song of the Year. In his acceptance speech, Styles expressed gratitude for his wins and dedicated the award for Best British Artist to a list of female singers. Styles, who rose to fame on the talent show "The X Factor" as a member of the boy band One Direction, also won two Grammy Awards last week, including Album of the Year.
In his speech, Styles thanked his mother for signing him up for "The X Factor" without telling him and also expressed his pride in being a British artist. "This night has been really special to me ... Thank you so much for the welcome home," Styles said.
"I'm so, so proud to be a British artist out there in the world. I'm so proud to be here tonight celebrating British artists and British music."
High Praise from Shania Twain
Shania Twain, who performed on stage with Styles at Coachella last year, presented him with the award for Song of the Year.
In an interview with the BBC's Mark Savage, Twain praised Styles for being "incredibly authentic" and "likeable". "He's nice, he's likeable, he's kind, he's a gentleman," she said. "Obviously he's super-talented - he has everything you want as a fan to follow and appreciate and respect."
Other Winners at the Brit Awards
Other winners at this year's Brit Awards include Wet Leg for Best Group and Best New Musicians, FLO for Rising Star, The 1975 for Best Rock Performance, Aitch for Best Hip Hop Performance, Becky Hill for Best Dance Performance, Beyonce for Best Foreign Artist, Fontaines D.C.
for Best Foreign Group, and "Break My Soul" by Beyonce for Best Foreign Song. David Guetta was named Producer of the Year.