Madonna wins the International Female Solo Artist award
Madonna, looking very elegant in a strawberry dress attended the 2006 Brit Awards ceremony tonight with her husband Guy Ritchie at London’s Earls Court arena.
James Blunt won the Pop Act award, one of the three categories Madonna she was nominated in this year.
Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys presented the International Female Solo Artist award and the winner is…. Madonna!
Accepting her award Madonna said it was a bit ironic to receive an “International” solo artists award, as she’s from the US but the artists who contributed the most to her music are all from the UK, from David Bowie to the Pet Shop Boys.
She then tanked her loyal British fans saying “Without you I would just be another singer across the pond“.
The award for Best International Album – the third category Madonna was nominated for, went to Green Day’s “American Idiot“.
Later on during the show Madonna presented the Best British Album award won by Coldplay.
Madonna has been interviewed by BBC Radio Two’s Dermot O’Leary, and told him she was enjoying the free champagne and that she is about to start rehearsing for her tour.
She explained she didn’t perform at the Brits because she just had surgery on a hernia that she has had for 10 years. She said she got it through having babies and since she was about to go on tour she sould take care of it. Madonna also “sang” a bit of “Sorry” with Neil Tennant!
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Th show airs tomorrow night on ITV1.
Photo credit: Reuters/Kieran Doherty