SOUTH Devon's own Ben Howard was honoured at the Brit Awards at London's O2 Arena.
The former KEVICC and Torquay Boys Grammar School student scooped best British male and breakthrough artist.
The singer-songwriter was a surprise winner of best British breakthrough, beating the bookmakers' favourite Rita Ora.
In the best British male category, he triumphed over Plan B, Olly Murs, Calvin Harris and Richard Hawley.
He said: "I was quite stoked to come to the awards to be honest, so to come away with two of these things is amazing, so thank you all very much."
Teignmouth rockers Muse were among the night's performers.