Jokily suggests that he'd like to flog the Tracey Emin award
Andy Morris

22:11 25th February 2015

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Ed Sheeran has won the Best Album at the Brit Awards, taking the opportunity to praise the quality of British music and those who support it.

Accepting the award from Russell Crowe, to a huge cheer from the audience at the O2 Arena in London, Sheeran said the following. "Thank you. Russell Crowe everyone! Sick. Thank you so much for this, I was really worried about this album. It took a long time to make and to be happy with it and I didn't expect this .What I will say though is it's been a very very good year for British music and I think it's a night to celebrate the whole thing. I don't think a statue gives justification to people's success, I think the sales and accreditation and tickets, everything gives success. This statue is wonderful, thank you so much BRITs but... yeah, just keep making music and it's nice to meet you. Sick. Nice one."

 
Sheeran also performed 'Bloodstream' alongside the likes of Madonna, Royal Blood, Madonna, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Kanye West.

Watch Ed Sheeran perform at the Brit Awards 2015 below

Despite the best efforts of the likes of Noel Gallagher, Ed Sheeran's three gigs at Wembley stadium are going to be some of the biggest shows of 2015.

View the full list of Sheeran's live dates below. For tickets and more information click here.

10 July 2015 - Wembley Stadium, London
11 July 2015 - Wembley Stadium, London
12 July 2015 - Wembley Stadium, London
 

See the full list of winners below.

British Breakthrough Act

CHVRCHES
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith - WINNER

British Video

Calvin Harris - 'Summer'
Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'
Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk'
One Direction - 'You And I' - WINNER
Sam Smith - 'Stay With Me'

International Male Solo Artist

Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams - WINNER

International Female Solo Artist

Beyonce
Taylor Swift - WINNER
Lana Del Rey
Sia
St. Vincent

International Group

The War On Drugs
5 Seconds Of Summer
The Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters - WINNERS

Critics' Choice Award

James Bay - WINNER


British Female Solo Artist

Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith - WINNER

British Male Solo Artist

Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran - WINNER
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

British Single

Calvin Harris - 'Summer'
Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne - 'Rather Be'
Duke Dumont Ft Jax Jones - 'I Got U'
Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'
Ella Henderson - 'Ghost'
George Ezra - 'Budapest'
Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk' - WINNER
Route 94 Ft Jess Glynne - 'My Love'
Sam Smith - 'Stay With Me'
Sigma - 'Nobody To Love'

British Group

Alt-J
Clean Bandit
Royal Blood - WINNERS
One Direction
 

Album Of The Year

Alt-J - This Is All Yours
George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Ed Sheeran - X - WINNER
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

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