Posted at 10:54 PM, 18 February 2009 -
Girls Aloud's "The Promise" won the year's Best British Single at the BRIT Awards tonight, voted by the public. It's the first BRIT award of the group's career. Coming onstage, the girls looked absolutely thrilled and happy (and a little bit drunk) - for a moment you could even see Nadine Coyle and Sarah Harding singing the song as they walked the stage. Kimberley Walsh thanked Xenomania "for writing an amazing song".
"The Promise" is a song written by Brian Higgins, Carla Marie Williams, Jason Resch, Kieran Jones and Miranda Cooper and produced by Brian Higgins/Xenomania. Congratulations to Girls Aloud and Xenomania!
Girls Aloud receiving the award
Girls Aloud performing "The Promise"
To end the ceremony, Pet Shop Boys received the "Outstanding Contribution to Music" and performed a medley of the duo's classics. Among them, was Pet Shop Boys' brand new single "Love etc." and "All Over The World", from their new album Yes. Watch the full performance here.
Congratulations to Pet Shop Boys!