Welsh soul singer Duffy (PRS) virtually swept the 2009 BRIT Awards presented February 18 in London. In addition to taking home the trophy for best British breakthrough act, she earned best British female and the Mastercard best British album honors for her debut, Rockferry. Kings of Leon also enjoyed prestigious pats on the back, walking away with best international group and best international album honors for Only by the Night. Kanye West’s globally successful year was recognized with the best international male award, while Paul Weller (PRS) took home best British male bragging rights and Bernard Butler (PRS) received the producer of the year crown.
For more information on the 2009 BRIT Awards, please visit www.brits.co.uk.
2009 BMI BRIT Award Winners
Best British female: Duffy (PRS)
Best British breakthrough act (chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners): Duffy (PRS)
Best international group: Kings of Leon
Best British male: Paul Weller (PRS)
Best international album: Kings of Leon, Only by the Night
Best international male: Kanye West
Mastercard Best British Album: Duffy (PRS), Rockferry
Producer of the year: Bernard Butler (PRS)