24 February 2003
The 2003 Brit Awards saw Coldplay and Ms Dynamite win the most awards, in a relatively scandal free cermony (although we all did see Justin Timberlake grope Kylie Minogue's bottom!).
Coldplay used the opportunity to speak out against the impending war on Iraq. When the band went up to collect the award for Best Album, frontman Chris Martin said: "We think this is great, although awards are essentially nonsense. We are all going to die when George Bush gets his way - but it's great to go out with a bang."
Coldplay also picked up the award for Best British Group.
Winners in full:
Best British Breakthrough: Will Young
Best International Breakthrough: Norah Jones
Best British Single: Liberty X - 'Just A Little'
Best British Male Solo: Robbie Williams
Best British Urban Act: Ms Dynamite
Best International Male Solo: Eminem
Best Pop Act: Blue
Best International Female Award: Pink
Best British Female: Ms Dynamite
Best International Group: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Best British Dance Act: Sugababes
Best British Group: Coldplay
Best International Album: Eminem - 'The Eminem Show'
Best British Album: Coldplay - 'Rush Of Blood To The Head'
Outstanding Contribution Award: Tom Jones