Robbie Williams and Muse are among the early performers at the BRIT Awards in London.
BRIT Awards 2013: Ben Howard Wins British Breakthrough Act
The 'Only Love' singer beats acts like Rita Ora and Jake Bugg in the fan-voted category.
Ben Howard was named the best British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards 2013 tonight (20th February) beating out some of the biggest new names in British music.
The 'Only Love' singer-songwriter, who released his debut Mercury Prize nominated album 'Every Kingdom' back in 2011, gave a humble acceptance speech while picking up the fan-voted award in person at London's O2 Arena.
"Thank you very much. I'm not very good at speeches, I'm not very good at dancing," Ben said during his speech. "But thank you very much, I know this is a voted for award so thanks a lot to everyone who voted for this.
"Thanks to my mum as well, I'm sure she rang a lot of friends to get me voted for this!" Ben added.
'The Fear' singer managed to win the award over fellow nominees RIta Ora, Jessie Ware, Jake Bugg and Alt-J at this evenings music industry awards show.
Check out a picture of Ben Howard at the BRITs 2013 below (Credit: PA):
The event is still to see the likes of One Direction, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift all perform on stage.
You can see all the latest news, pictures, interviews and watch this year's performances at the BRIT Awards 2013 on Capitalfm.com - follow the action in real time on our live blog .
Join the conversation about this year's BRIT Awards by following @CapitalOfficial on Twitter with the hashtag #BRITSOnCapital and liking us on Facebook .
The winners have been announced! Join Capital FM as we take a look back and who bagged the awards at the BRITs 2013.
Follow all the live action from the red carpet as the biggest artists in the world arrive at the BRIT Awards.
There's been much speculation as to who will take over from James Corden next year. Could it be any of these stars?
Learn some new bits of gossip about 'Best Song Ever' five-piece fresh from the BRITs.
The BRITs may have finished but that didn't stop a who's who of the music world heading out on the town to party on through the night. See what the stars got up to after the curtain call...
The 'R.I.P.' singer says Max was the person that first got her and Calvin chatting together.