Photo Gallery: Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney and Others Highlight the 2008 Brit Awards

February 21, 2008 12:30 PM ET

Last night's Brit Awards, celebrating the best in British music, yielded some stunning highlights: Amy Winehouse collaborating onstage with Mark Ronson, Rihanna playing "Umbrella" with Klaxons and Sir Paul McCartney accepting a lifetime achievement award before playing a show-closing five-song set. Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys and Kylie Minogue also took home trophies. To see the full gallery of presenters, performers and winners from the 2008 BRIT Awards, click here.

Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson perform their cover of the Zutons' "Valerie."

Rihanna, Klaxons and a bunch of crazy lazers perform "Umbrella."

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