The most-nominated act this year was Ed Sheeran, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter was shortlisted for best album, best single, best British male solo artist and British breakthrough act.
After singing his acoustic guitar number Lego House, he picked up two awards breakthrough and male solo.
Former Oasis man's Noel Gallagher sang with his band High Flying Birds while Coldplay singer Chris Martin played the piano. Coldplay also took home British Group.
There were brief video tributes to US superstar Whitney Houston, who died on the eve of the Grammys in California, and British chart-topper Amy Winehouse, found dead in her London home last July.
Blur closed the show with some of their biggest hits including Girls and Boys, Song 2 and Park Life. They had just picked outstanding contribution to music.