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The BRIT Awards 2018 is nearly here, so before this year's crop of winners and performers take to the stage it's time to look back at the greats of BRITs ceremonies past.
The 'Take The Crown' star is still the undisputed king of the BRITs, having won his first award way back in 1998 and receiving a steady stream of gongs ever since! His most recent triumph came in 2017, when he picked up the coveted "BRITs Icon" award. Picture: PA
Having nine BRIT Awards to your name is no mean feat, but Coldplay have remained a mainstay at the BRITs since their first album back in 2001, and their awards include picking up Best British Group a record FOUR times in total, most recently in 2016. Picture: PA
A veritable modern day BRITs queen, it was all about Adele in 2012, when she won both Best British Album for '21' and British Female Solo Artist - we never thought we'd see such a successful sweep again, but she took us by surprise in 2016 when she picked up three of the 4 awards she was nominated for, as well as bagging the coveted BRITs Global Success Award! Picture: PA
Back in 1993 during their very early days, the boys picked up Best British Single for 'Could It Be Magic', and fast forward 20 years Take that have racked up 8 gongs in total, including Best British Group in 2011.
Way back before Adele had even enrolled at BRIT School, Annie Lennox was the undisputed queen of the BRIT Awards! She's won an impressive 8 in her career, spanning three decades! Picture:PA
Sheffield's biggest musical export have done pretty well for themselves. Alex Turner & co have picked up 7 BRIT Awards, and pulled off a pretty slick mic drop on stage in 2014 after bagging Best British Album. Picture: Getty
Over their impressive career, One Direction have picked up gongs for Best British Single in 2012, BRITs Global Success in 2013 AND 2014, and British Video in 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017. Now THAT is seriously impressive. Picture: PA
Perennial Irish rock band U2 are the most successful international artist at the BRITs, with a not-too-shabby 7 awards.
Not only is MJ's BRITs haul impressive - at 6 awards - he's also one of the few acts to win EVERY BRIT he was nominated for! As well as 5 normal wins, he picked up the coveted 'Artist Of A Generation' Award in 1996 - which was topped off with an unforgettable performance. Picture: PA
The former Britpop greats have six BRITs gongs to their name from across their career, and memorably were presented with the BRITs Album Of 30 Years in 2010 for their seminal record '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?'. Picture: PA
The iconic nineties girl band scored five BRITs over their pop career and were given the the gong for Outstanding Contribution To The British Music Industry fourteen years ago in 2000. Picture: PA
Britpop heroes Blur are falling behind their '90s rivals, Oasis, by just one award. 20 years ago, this would have pretty much been a declaration of war... Now it seems the Gallagher brothers are more determined to battle each other than Damon Albarn & co. Picture: PA
The late, great George Michael won 3 solo BRIT Awards, while scoring another 2 during his Wham! days. Picture: PA
Possibly the most successful redhead in the world, Ed's been named Best Male in 2012 and 2015, Best Breakthrough Act in 2012 and 'x' won Best Album in 2015. With '÷' not being released until next month, and Ed might be adding a few more to his collection this year. (PA)
The Real Slim Shady has picked up the BRIT for Best International Male 3 times! He walked away with the award in 2001, 2003 and 2005. 'The Enimem Show' also won Best International Album in 2003. Picture: Getty
Kanye has been recognised three times in the past by the BRITs, winning International Male Solo Artist on each occasion, proving himself to be a true international icon in the music biz. Picture: PA
With three BRITs to her name, and ten other nominations over the years, it's clear Kylie is rightfully a BRITs favourite. Picture: PA
Bruno picked up Best International Male in both 2012 and 2014, and absolutely nobody was surprised when 'Uptown Funk' bagged British Single Of The Year with Capital in 2015! Picture: PA
With three BRITs to her name, Lady Gaga has continued to break boundaries over the course of her career so far. Picture: PA
Mr. JT has three BRITs to his name, as a solo artist, with the first coming over a decade ago at the 2004 ceremony for International Male Solo Artist. Picture: PA