22 year-old Tom Odell has been announced as the winner of the Critics' Choice Award by the BRITS, following well received and debut EP Songs From Another Love.

Interestingly enough it's the first-time that a male has won this award; in previous years it has been awarded to Emeli Sandé (2012), Jessie J (2011), Ellie Goulding (2010), Florence and the Machine (2009) and Adele (2008). AlunaGeorge and Laura Mvula are the runners up for the Critics' Choice for 2013.

The full category list is as follows:

  • British Male Solo Artist
  • British Female Solo Artist
  • British Breakthrough Act
  • British Group
  • British Live Act
  • Critics’ Choice
  • British Single
  • MasterCard British Album of the Year
  • BRITs Global Success
  • British Producer Of The Year
  • International Male Solo Artist
  • International Female Solo Artist
  • International Group
  • Special Recognition Award - To be awarded to War Child