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London (AP) — British music put on a brash, confident show at the Brit Awards on Wednesday, celebrating a resurgent industry whose bands and artists are topping charts around the globe. Winners ranged from established acts such as Coldplay and Adele to world-conquering boy band One Direction, who won in the new Global Success category. One Direction's Louis Tomlinson called the prize "absolutely mind-blowing." American artists Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey were among the non-British winners at a ceremony that embraced the mainstream while rewarding artists with distinctive personalities. Surfing English folk singer Ben Howard and chanteuse Emeli Sande each »


- Jill Lawless (AP)

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