02/19/2014 04:19 EST | Updated 02/19/2014 05:59 EST

Brit Awards 2014: Red Carpet Photos Of Music's Biggest Stars In London

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Beyonce performs onstage at The BRIT Awards 2014 at The O2 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

The Brit Awards, sandwiched between the Grammys and the Junos, are Great Britain's celebration of the past year in music.

While there are some British artists little-known to music fans on this side of the pond, most of the attendees have made a big splash here, from breakouts like One Direction, Ellie Golding and Jessie J to retro stars like Kylie Minogue and Boy George to hipster faves like Katie B, Laura Mvula and Arctic Monkeys.

Plus, plenty of international guests take trans-Atlantic flights to the party, too, like Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Pharell as well as America's queen Beyonce and prince, er, Prince.

The winners go to a mix of British and international acts, as well, which led to both David Bowie and Lorde amazingly picking up Brits despite their 50 year age difference. The full Brits' winners list is below the slideshow.

Brit Awards Red Carpet & Performance Pics

British Group: Arctic Monkeys

British Female Solo Artist: Ellie Goulding

International Male Solo Artist: Bruno Mars

British Breakthrough Act: Bastille

British Male Solo Artist: David Bowie

Critics' Choice: Sam Smith

British Single: Rudimental Feat. Ella Eyre - 'Waiting All Night'

International Female Solo Artist: Lorde

International Group: Daft Punk

British Video: One Direction - 'Best Song Ever'

British Album Of The Year: Arctic Monkeys

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