Tame Impala wins Best International Brit
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Tame Impala wins Best International Brit

February 25, 2016

Perth band see off U2, Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes and Eagles Of Death Metal.

2015 Telstra Album Of The Year ARIA winners Tame Impala have a new addition to their ever-growing trophy collection after taking out the Best International Group category at Brit Awards, held in London overnight (24/2).

The Perth group, who’ve won eight  ARIA Awards, become the first Australia act since Kylie Minogue won Best International Female Solo Artist in 2008, to take home a Brit. They're the third Australian group to win Best International Group, following on from INXS in 1991 and Crowded House in 1994.

Tame Impala’s third album Currents debuted at #3 on the UK Albums Chart when it was released in July 2015, their highest peak to date.

Fellow multi-ARIA winner, Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, was nominated for Best International Female Solo Artist, which was taken out by Icelandic artist Bjork.

Adele was the big winner of the night, taking home four awards, including British Album Of The Year for 25 and Best British Single for ‘Hello’.

The Brit Awards 2016 winners are:

British Male Solo Artist:
James Bay
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
Jamie XX
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist:
Amy Winehouse
Florence + The Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group:
One Direction
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act:
Catfish And The Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

British Single:
Adele - Hello
Calvin Harris and Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran + Rudimental - Bloodstream
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Little Mix - Black Magic
Olly Murs/Demi Lovato - Up
Phillip George - Wish You Were Mine
Years & Years - King

Mastercard British Album of Year
Adele - 25
Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay - Chaos and Calm
Jamie xx - In Colour

British Video of the Year:
One Direction - Drag Me Down
Adele - Hello
Calvin Harris and Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Jessie J - Flashlight
Little Mix - Black Magic
Naughty Boy ft Beyonce - Runnin’
Sam Smith - Writing’s On The Wall
Years & Years - King

International Male Solo Artist:
Justin Bieber
Father John Misty
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist:
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group:
Tame Impala
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer

Global Success:

David Bowie