Coldplay, Eminem, Dynamite Take Home Top Brit Awards
With two trophies each, Coldplay, Ms. Dynamite, and Eminem were the big winners at the Brit Awards 2003 last night in London, Billboard Bulletin reports. Coldplay took a pair of the key honors: best BWith two trophies each, Coldplay, Ms. Dynamite, and Eminem were the big winners at the Brit Awards 2003 last night in London, Billboard Bulletin reports. Coldplay took a pair of the key honors: best British group and best British album for its sophomore set "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone/EMI).
Eminem was named best international male solo artist and took the best international album award for "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope). Ms. Dynamite capped a year of critical highlights with accolades for best British female solo artist and best British urban act, a new category.
Robbie Williams was named best British male solo artist for the fourth year, pushing his personal tally of Brit awards to a record 14. The Streets, aka Mike Skinner, failed to convert any of his four nominations.
Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin attempted to inject some good-humored controversy during an acceptance speech, offering at one point to fight anyone in the arena, with the exception of martial-arts actor Jackie Chan, who co-presented one of the awards. Martin later suggested that awards ceremonies were all "nonsense" when stacked against concerns that "we're all going to die when George Bush has his way."
The majority of the awards were decided by a music-industry panel.