The 2010 BRIT Awards took over London's Earls Court Tuesday night, and since you'll have to wait til March 4 to watch the spectacle on MuchMusic (Flying boy bands! Wigs! Liam Gallagher acting like a wanker!) we've got photos of all the best bits.
A-woog-a! A-woo-ga! With the sound of air raid sirens, Lily Allen (and Elizabeth Taylor's wig) descended from a bombshell to begin the BRITs.
Allen, who was nominated for three BRITs performed her single "The Fear."
As reported earlier in the week, multiple winner Lady Gaga paid tribute to the recently deceased designer Alexander McQueen in her BRITs performance. "This is for Alexander McQueen," she said before starting a stripped-down version of "Telephone."
Gaga also reminded the crowd that she is so freaking talented, she can play guitar, keytar, drum machine and stand-up bass simultaneously -- while blindfolded and half-naked.
What we could have predicted: Liam Gallagher acted like a bit of an asshat at the BRITs. What we couldn't have predicted: the former Oasis singer tossed both his trophy and his mic into the crowd after Oasis's (What's the Story) Morning Glory was named the best British album of the last 30 years.
Best British group winners Kasabian are literalists when it comes to performing. Since their BRITs number was a rendition of "Fire," they set the stage on...fire.
Florence and the Machine and Dizzee Rascal made a real-life mashup of their respective hits "You've Got the Love" and "Dirtee Love." Florence nabbed the night's biggest honour, Best British Album. Grime rapper Dizzee Rascal was named Best British Male Solo Artist.
X Factor act JLS have failed to make an impression Stateside, which is bananas -- because they're a boy band that CAN FLY.
Jay-Z picked up a trophy for best international male solo artist. As for his acceptance speech, the rapper said: "I also want to thank the Spice Girls, they inspired me."
You're welcome, Hova! Mel B. and Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls were on hand to accept one of the awards specially created for the gong-fest's 30th anniversary. The Spice Girls' 1997 medley of "Wannabe" and "Who Do You Think You Are?" was named the best BRITs performance of the last 30 years.
Cheryl Cole apparently hired out Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation army to perform "Fight For This Love."
Doing nothing to ease our worries that she's lost all her hair, Lily Allen turned up in yet another wig to accept her award for best British female solo artist. "I only wore this because I thought it would make it harder for the cameramen to find me and catch my disappointed face," she told the crowd.
Adele? Florence and the Machine? You and your mom know about those acts now, and both artists won the critics' choice award. This year, the honour went to singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding.
Considering Robbie Williams has more BRIT awards than anyone (15!), why not toss him another one. The singer was honoured with an award recognizing his Outstanding Contribution to Music, and closed the show with a medley.