Rihanna, Bruno Mars Sweep Up BRIT Awards

Rihanna capped off her birthday with a performance and win at the BRIT Awards.

Winning International Female Solo Artist, a category that included Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Rihanna accepted the award thanking fans for standing by her, even if she is, at times, “misunderstood.”

“To all my fans who continue to support me, no matter what, this is for you,” Rihanna said accepting the BRIT Award. “When I feel misunderstood my fans always remind me that it’s okay to be myself.”

Bruno Mars won the International Male Solo Artist Award.

Adele did however sweep the awards Tuesday night at London’s O2 Arena. She won both British Album of the Year and British Female Solo Artist.

Breakthrough acts Lana Del Rey and Emeli Sande won International Breakthrough Act and Critics Choice respectively.