Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith win big at Brit Awards 2015

By: | Published: February 26, 2015 2:33 PM

Singers Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran were the big winners at the 2015 Brit Awards, both artists taking home two gongs apiece...

ed sheeran, ed sheeran songs, brit music awards, brit music awards 2015Ed Sheeran celebrates after receiving the British Album of the Year award at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London. Reuters

Singers Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran were the big winners at the 2015 Brit Awards, both artists taking home two gongs apiece.

The ‘Money on My Mind’ hitmaker received the British Breakthrough Act gong as well as the Global Success Award for his international accomplishments.

While the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer ensured his wins tied with Smith, beating him for both the prestigious MasterCard British Album of the Year award as well as British Male Solo Artist.

“This is deja vu, I was here last year. This is amazing and (the trophies) are so beautiful,” Smith said.

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.”

Sheeran, 24, said winning was not what he was “used to”.

“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.

“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,” he added.

Fans were treated to performances from some of the music industry’s top artists including Royal Blood, Paloma Faith, Madonna, Taylor Swift and Kanye West.

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