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:: Spotlight :: Brit Awards 2006 - All the winners

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Here are the winners of the 2006 Brit Awards, which took place at Earls Court in London.

British male solo artist: James Blunt
Also nominated: Anthony and the Johnsons, Ian Brown, Robbie Williams, Will Young.

British female solo artist: KT Tunstall
Also nominated: Charlotte Church, Kate Bush, Katie Melua, KT Tunstall, Natasha Bedingfield.

British album: Coldplay - X&Y
Also nominated:Gorillaz - Demon Days, James Blunt - Back To Bedlam, Kaiser Chiefs - Employment, Kate Bush - Aerial.

British single: Coldplay - Speed of Sound
Also nominated:James Blunt - You're Beautiful, Shayne Ward - That's My Goal, Sugababes - Push The Button, Tony Christie - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo. (Winner chosen by UK commercial radio listeners)

British group: Kaiser Chiefs
Also nominated: Coldplay, Hard-Fi, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz

British rock act: Kaiser Chiefs
Also nominated: Franz Ferdinand, Hard-Fi, Kasabian, Oasis. (Winner chosen by Kerrang! TV viewers)

Pop act: James Blunt
Also nominated: Katie Melua, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Westlife. (Winner chosen by viewers of ITV1's CD:UK, readers of The Sun, and customers of O2 and Motorola)

British urban act: Lemar
Also nominated: Craig David, Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Lemar, Ms Dynamite. (Winner chosen by MTV Base viewers)

British live act: Kaiser Chiefs
Also nominated: Oasis, KT Tunstall, Kaiser Chiefs, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand (Winner chosen by BBC Radio 2 listeners)

British breakthrough act: Arctic Monkeys
Also nominated: James Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs, KT Tunstall, Magic Numbers. (Winner chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners)

International breakthrough act: Jack Johnson
Also nominated: Arcade Fire, Daniel Powter, John Legend, Pussycat Dolls.

International male solo artist: Kanye West
Also nominated: Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Johnson, John Legend.

International female solo artist: Madonna
Also nominated: Bjork, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott.

International group: Green Day
Also nominated: Arcade Fire, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, U2, White Stripes.

International album: Green Day - American Idiot
Also nominated: Arcade Fire - Funeral, Kanye - Late Registration, Madonna - Confessions On A Dancefloor, U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

Oustanding contribution to music: Paul Weller


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