Brit Awards

  1. Tony Wadsworth To Step Down As Chairman of BPI & BRIT Awards

    March 20, 2014 5:58 AM EDT Tony Wadsworth has announced he will step down as chairman of the BPI and BRIT Awards Limited by the end of the year. "After almost seven years in the role, I have decided to make 2014 my final year as chairman of BPI and BRIT Awards Ltd,” Wa ...

  2. David Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille up for Brit Awards

    January 10, 2014 12:09 AM EST Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release i ...

  3. Elton John Receives Inaugural Brits Icon Award

    September 04, 2013 2:38 AM EDT Rod Stewart on Monday night presented Elton John with the inaugural Brits Icon award during a gala event and concert here. The event, which ITV taped at the London Palladium for later this month, marked John's return to the stage after surg ...

  4. Benjamin Grosvenor Youngest To Scoop Classic BRIT Critics' Award

    October 03, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Twenty year-old Essex pianist Benjamin Grosvenor became the youngest male recipient of a Classic BRIT Award last night, snatching the Critics' Award from Sir Simon Rattle and Jirí Belohlávek at the ceremony which took place at London's A ...

  5. Adele Rolling Deep in Ivor Novello Award Nominations

    April 17, 2012 6:50 AM EDT The 57th Ivor Novello Awards nominations have been announced and, as usual, British vocal powerhouse Adele heads the pack. The awards, regarded as the most important awards for UK music writers, reward excellence in songwriting and composing. They ...

  6. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldpay, Florence Get BRIT Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2012 8:02 AM EST The BRIT Awards effect showed itself on the new U.K. sales charts Feb. 26 for a number of artists including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and, more than anyone, Adele. "21" (XL Recordings) is back at the top of the alb ...

  7. Adele Receives Apology From BRIT Awards for Acceptance-Speech Interruption

    February 22, 2012 10:47 AM EST The organizers of this year's Brit Awards have issued an apology to Adele for cutting short her second acceptance speech of the evening -- an incident which led to the singer raising her middle finger to the crowd and millions of watching TV ...

  8. Adele Gives Producers The Finger At BRIT Awards (Video)

    February 21, 2012 7:00 PM EST Adele took home two statues at the annual BRIT Awards on Tuesday and while accepting her final award of the evening, the singer gave fans (and producers) more than they bargained for. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big The Briti ...

  9. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 6:36 PM EST (Photo: Jon Furniss) Adele's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at t ...

  10. Adele To Perform at Brit Awards, But Will She Play the Grammys First?

    January 13, 2012 8:59 AM EST The sweet sounds of Adele's voice in a live performance may be back sooner than anyone expected. The 23-year-old English singer will perform at the Brit awards in London on Feb. 21, it was announced. She is also nominated for three awards, in ...

  11. Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Adele Lead 2012 Brit Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST As anticipated, female solo artists dominate the front runners for this year's Brit Awards with Adele and "Price Tag" singer Jessie J both picking up multiple nominations. It is, however, fast-rising male singer-songwriter Ed Sheera ...

  12. Adele Makes Billboard Hot 100 History With 'Someone Like You'

    September 12, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Get More: 2011 VMA , Music , Adele With Adele's leap from No. 19 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Someone Like You," the singer achieves the biggest jump to No. 1 in the chart's 53-year history that wasn't ...

  13. Adele, PJ Harvey Favored To Win Tonight's Mercury Award

    September 06, 2011 7:56 AM EDT LONDON (AP) - British soul singer Adele hopes to cap a spectacular year by winning the Mercury Award for Album of the Year - the U.K. music industry's most prestigious prize for original music. Adele been dominating album and single charts ac ...

  14. U.K.'s AIM Announces Inaugural Independent Music Awards for November

    July 04, 2011 9:00 AM EDT The Fourth of July might celebrate the United States' liberation from its original U.K. masters, but Independence Day today sees the unveiling of the AIM Independent Music Awards, the first-ever dedicated ceremony hailing the U.K. indies sect ...

  15. Alison Balsom, Il Divo, Vilde Frang Win 2011 Classic BRIT Awards

    May 13, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Alison Balsom with her 2011 Female Artists of the Year Classic Brit Award. British trumpeter Alison Balsom bagged her third Classic BRIT award last night (May 12) and her second as Female Artist of the Year securing her place as one of the UK' ...

  16. Adele Ties Beatles on British Charts Following BRIT Awards

    February 21, 2011 7:47 AM EST Adele has become the first living artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have two titles simultaneously in the top five of both the U.K. singles and album charts. The XL-signed star's sophomore album "21" started a fourth week at No. 1 ...

  17. Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Tinie Tempah Win Big at Brit Awards

    February 16, 2011 8:47 AM EST Dapper London lads Plan B and Tinie Tempah were popular local winners at the Brit music awards Tuesday, while Arcade Fire followed their surprise Grammys victory with two prizes at the British ceremony. Tempah, a 22-year-old product of London' ...

  18. Mumford and Sons, the xx, Plan B, Tinie Tempah Lead Brit Awards

    February 15, 2011 7:45 AM EST Rapper Tinie Tempah, soul singer Plan B and folk-rockers Mumford and Sons lead homegrown talent in the race for the Brit Awards, Britain's equivalent of the Grammys. The 22-year-old Tempah, who released his first album last year, has four nom ...

  19. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B, folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX, who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010&# ...

  20. Jessie J Named Critics' Choice at BRIT Awards

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST British singer/songwriter Jessie J has won the BRITs Critics' Choice award, making it four prizes in four years for female acts. Previous winners of the prize honoring up-and-coming artists on the British pop scene were Ellie Goulding, Floren ...

  21. Shake-Up For BRIT Awards

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. CEO/chairman and BRIT Awards committee chairman David Joseph has made some big changes to the awards ceremony. The move to London's O2 Arena, which was confirmed in September, signaled that the ceremony organized by trade ...

  22. Robbie Williams Scores Ninth U.K. No. 1 Album

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams ' new retrospective "In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010" (Virgin/EMI) has become his ninth solo No. 1 in the U.K.'s albums chart. Cee Lo Green 's "Forget You" (Warner Bros./Warn ...

  23. BRIT Awards Moves To O2 Arena

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards has confirmed its move to London's O2 Arena. The annual awards ceremony, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI, will take place on Feb. 15. It is sponsored by MasterCard. The move to the O2 had been expected. Earls Court confir ...

  24. BRIT Awards To Move From Earls Court

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards looks set to take place at the O2 Arena in London from 2011 after Earls Court representatives confirmed it was moving. The annual awards bash for the music industry, which is televised live on ITV 1, has been at Earls Court in West ...

  25. Robbie Williams to Rejoin Take That

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British singer Robbie Williams has rejoined former band Take That to record their first album together since he walked out on them 15 years ago, the group announced on Thursday. Williams got back together with the other four members of the success ...

  26. Only Men Aloud Beats Pope At Classical BRIT Awards

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Welsh male choir Only Men Aloud has triumphed over Pope Benedict XVI by winning the prestigious album of the year prize at the 2010 Classical BRIT Awards. The 20-member strong choir, who first found fame on U.K. reality TV show "Last Choir St ...

  27. BRITs Winner Florence Gets The Love

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Florence and the Machine was a major domestic beneficiary from last week's BRIT Awards , with a 53% week-on-week sales increase in the U.K. for her debut album "Lungs" (Island/Universal) and a No. 2 single. The alternative artist� ...

  28. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 mill ...

  29. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga, U.K. rock act Kas ...

  30. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  31. Alicia Keys, Jay-Z To Duet At BRIT Awards

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. chart-topper Alicia Keys is to perform with Jay-Z at the BRIT Awards in London on Feb. 16. Keys, currently at the top of the U.K. albums chart with "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music), last performed at the event in 2004. Keys a ...

  32. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  33. Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams To Play BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ahead of the nominations for the BRIT Awards later today (Jan. 18), performers at this year's ceremony have been unveiled. The Feb. 16 event, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI, will feature performances from Lady Gaga, British pop act JLS ...

  34. BRIT Winner Ellie Goulding Tops BBC Poll

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has come top of the BBC Sound of 2010 survey, which polls 165 critics, broadcasters and bloggers to identify the U.K.'s rising stars. Goulding, who combines folk and electronica, has already won a BRIT award, ...

  35. Ellie Goulding Wins Critics' Choice BRIT Award

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI has named pop newcomer Ellie Goulding as the winner of the BRITs 2010 Critics' Choice Award. The 22-year-old Polydor/Universal signing will perform at the BRITs nomination launch on Jan. 18 which will be broadcast on I ...

  36. Robbie Williams Pulls MTV EMAs Appearance

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams has pulled out of a scheduled appearance at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. According to a statement issued today (Oct. 30) by the U.K. singer’s spokesperson, the cancellation was “due to a scheduling conflict.” The statement wen ...

  37. Robbie Williams To Receive BRIT Awards Honor

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has named pop artist Robbie Williams as the recipient of the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2010 BRIT Awards. Williams will close the ceremony with a performance at the Feb. 16 event at London's Earls C ...

  38. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct ...

  39. BRIT Awards 2010 Date Set

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has revealed that the BRIT Awards 2010 will take place on Feb. 16 at London's Earls Court Arena. It will be the 30th occasion on which the British music awards ceremony has been staged. Although the BRIT Awards launche ...

  40. Duffy, Elbow Win Ivor Novello Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Duffy, the Ting Tings, Elbow and electronic music pioneers Massive Attack were among the winners at the 54th Ivor Novello Awards in London. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and ...

  41. Fleet Foxes Up For Three Mojo Honors

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Seattle folk-rock act Fleet Foxes has been nominated for three awards at the 2009 Mojo Honours List. The band is up for album of the year (for "Fleet Foxes," issued by Sub Pop in the U.S. and Bella Union in Europe), best live act and son ...

  42. Blur, Oasis Steal The Show At NME Awards

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nearly 15 years after they first locked horns, British rock rivals Oasis and Blur once again stole the show at the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards, held at London's O2 Academy Brixton in the U.K. Oasis was crowned best British band although the de ...

  43. Elbow Tops BBC 'Red Button' Ratings

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A filmed performance of U.K. indie-rock band Elbow for national AC network Radio 2 has become the most viewed music session on the BBC's interactive 'red button' and online services. The recording took place with the BBC Concert Orc ...

  44. Brits Artists' Sales Surge

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST BRIT Awards performers and winners including Duffy, the Ting Tings and Elbow have already seen a digital sales bounce, following the TV broadcast of the ceremony. According to the Official Charts Co, there was an immediate impact on download sales ...

  45. Duffy Wins Three Brits

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Welsh vocalist Duffy was the big winner at the 2009 BRIT Awards, taking home three trophies tonight (Feb. 18) at London's Earls Court. Duffy, whose debut album, "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), was the U.K's top seller in 2008, ...

  46. Brits Goes Green For CD Compilation

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brit Awards organizer the BPI is claiming the two-CD compilation album released to tie in with tomorrow night's (Feb.18) ceremony as a benchmark in eco-friendly album packaging. "The BRIT Awards 2009," released Feb.9 by Sony Music E ...

  47. Coldplay, Duffy Lead BRIT Awards Nominations

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of ...

  48. U2 To Play Brit Awards

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has been confirmed to perform at the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court on Feb. 18. The Irish band will play their new single "Get On Your Boots"; their new set "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) is out March ...

  49. Cilmi To Play Brits Launch

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian teenage pop act Gabriella Cilmi will perform at the Brit Awards Nominations Launch, held Jan. 20 at London's Roundhouse. U.K. alternative act Florence & The Machine, winners of the 2009 Critics' Choice Brit Award, will als ...

  50. Florence Named Brits Critics' Choice

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. labels trade body the BPI has revealed that alt-rock act Florence & The Machine is the winner of the Critics' Choice Award for the 2009 Brit Awards. The band will perform at the nominations launch at London's Roundhouse venue on ...

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