Jay-Z, photographed on-stage receiving the award for "International Solo Male Artist," as presented by Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls at the "Brit Awards" on February 16, 2010.
During his acceptance speech Jay would explain that now "there's two major moments in my life here, across the pond. There was Glastonbury, we proved hip-hop could play anywhere," before joking that he "also want to thank the Spice Girls because they inspired me!" Later in the show Hov and Alicia Keys performed their hit single "Empire State of Mind," resulting in a nine-place bump for the track on the "UK Singles Chart." #jayz @officialmelb #britawards #2010