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Kaiser Chiefs take three Brit Awards

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The Kaiser Chiefs were among the biggest winners at last nights Brit Awards, claiming three of the prestigious gongs.

The Leeds-based act won awards for Best British Group, Best British Rock Act and Best British Live Act.

James Blunt was also successful, claiming Best Male artist against strong contention by Robbie Williams and Will Young. He also won Best Pop Act, though he was prevented from claiming a hat-trick by Coldplay, who won the Best British Single category for Speed of Sound.

Strong contenders U2 were beaten to the Best International Group and Best International Album by Green Day and their American Idiot.

Here is a full list of the nominations and winners of last night's awards:

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST: Antony and the Johnsons, Ian Brown, James Blunt, Robbie Williams, Will Young.

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST: Charlotte Church, Kate Bush, Katie Melua, KT Tunstall, Natasha Bedingfield.

BRITISH GROUP: Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz, Hard-Fi, Kaiser Chiefs.

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM: Coldplay - X & Y, Gorillaz - Demon Days, James Blunt - Back to Bedlam, Kaiser Chiefs - Employment, Kate Bush - Aerial.

BRITISH SINGLE: Coldplay - Speed of Sound, James Blunt - You're Beautiful, Shayne Ward - That's My Goal, Sugababes - Push The Button, Tony Christie ft Peter Kay - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo.

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT: Arctic Monkeys, James Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs, KT Tunstall, The Magic Numbers.

BRITISH URBAN ACT: Craig David, Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Lemar, Ms Dynamite.

BRITISH ROCK ACT: Franz Ferdinand, Hard-Fi, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Oasis.

BRITISH LIVE ACT: Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, KT Tunstall, Oasis.

POP ACT: James Blunt, Katie Melua, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Westlife.

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST: Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Johnson, John Legend, Kanye West.

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST: Bjork, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott.

INTERNATIONAL GROUP: Arcade Fire, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, U2, White Stripes.

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM: Arcade Fire - Funeral, Green Day - AMERICAN IDIOT, Kanye West - Late Registration, Madonna - Confessions On A Dance Floor, U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ACT: Arcade Fire, Daniel Powter, Jack Johnson, John Legend, Pussycat Dolls.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC: Paul Weller.

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