The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards today (Feb. 17) at London's Earls Court, taking three major trophies.

The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards today (Feb. 17) at London's Earls Court, taking three major trophies.

The band -- which led the nominations going into the awards, with four -- won for best British group, British rock act and British album for "Permission to Land" (Must Destroy/Warner).

However, the Darkness did not take the British breakthrough award -- that honor went to Busted, which was also named best pop act.

The other two-award winners were Dido and Justin Timberlake. Dido was named best British female solo artist and won British single for "White Flag" (Cheeky/BMG). Timberlake won international male solo artist and international album for "Justified" (Jive).

In a breakout of winners by label, BMG and Universal each took four honors, Warner took three and Sony and Beggars Group each won two. EMI, the only U.K.-based major, went home empty-handed.