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Charts
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Music from the United Kingdom has achieved great international popularity since the 1960s, when a wave of British musicians helped to popularise rock and roll. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... Previously Chart Information Network (CIN). ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Singles Chart, from its inception in 1952 to the present. ... Since the inception of the UK Singles Chart in 1952 there have been various records to break, including most chart toppers, longest run at number one, biggest selling single etc. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Albums Chart, from its inception in 1956 to the present. ... The UK Official Download Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company on behalf of the music industry. ... This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Official Download Chart, from its inception on 1 September 2004 to the present. ...

Awards
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The Mercury Music Prize is a music award given annually for the best British album of the previous 12 months. ...

Periods
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The diverse nations that now make up the United Kingdom were much more distinct from each other prior to modern times. ... Indigenous styles of music production and performance dominated the United Kingdom until the late 1950s, when imported American rock and roll, pop-folk and rockabilly gained fans among British youth, while American roots music, especially the blues, found its own devoted fanbase. ... In the 1970s, music from the United Kingdom further diversified. ... In the early 1980s, the death of Sid Vicious (of the Sex Pistols) and the alleged selling-out of bands like The Clash and The Jam led to still-frequent cries that punk is dead. ... In the early 1990s, American alternative rock bands became mainstream in the US and achieved great popularity in the UK as well. ...

Origins
EnglandScotlandWales
(Northern) IrelandCaribbean The Music of England has a long history. ... The Tannahill Weavers Scotland is internationally known for its traditional music, which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th century, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music. ... Wales is a part of the United Kingdom, but is a culturally and politically separate Celtic country. ... An Irish band playing in the Hetzel Union Building, Penn State University. ... Jamaican music in the United Kingdom // White Reggae White reggae has very low artistic credibility, but it laid a path for genuine reggae in Britain. ...

Genres
ClassicalBritpopHip-hop
OperaRockJazz This article, Classical music of the United Kingdom, includes a history of the form and discussion of its most notable composers and musicians. ... Britpop was a British alternative rock genre and movement that was at its most popular in Great Britain in the mid 1990s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... British opera is opera which was composed either in Britain or by a composer of British nationality. ... British rock was born out of the influence of rock and roll and rhythm and blues from the United States, but added a new drive and urgency, exporting the music back and widening the audience for black R & B in the U.S. as well as spreading the gospel world... Britain has been home to a number of noted jazz musicians. ...

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Bands • Festivals • Venues There are a large number of music festivals in the United Kingdom, covering a wide variety of genres. ...

Timeline
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1991 The Simpsons reached number 1 with Do The Bartman in January 1991, even though the actual series wasnt to premiere on UK Terrestrial TV until 1996 Enigma - Sadness Part 1 January 13 for 1 week Queen - Innuendo January 20 for 1 week The KLF featuring Children of The... This is a summary of 1992 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... 1993 These are the UK number one albums of the year: Genesis - Live - The Way We Walk Volume 2: The Longs January 23 for 2 weeks Little Angels - Jam February 6 for 1 week The Cult - Pure Cult February 13 for 1 week Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Words Of Love... This is a summary of 1994 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1995 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1996 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1997 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1998 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1999 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2000 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2001 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2002 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2003 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2004 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2005 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts. ... This is a summary of the current year in the United Kingdom including the official single and album charts. ... This is a summary of the year 2007 in British music // 2007 began with the introduction of new chart rules meaning that all songs legally downloaded over the internet can count towards chart positions, whether or not a physical version of a song is available to purchase. ...

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The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ...

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The awards began in 1977 under the auspices of the BPI, the British record industry's trade association. The last BPI Awards show took place at the Albert Hall and was the first prime-time TV event. In 1989 they were renamed The Britannia Awards, or Brit Awards. MasterCard is the long-time sponsor of this annual event. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... Britannia on a 2005 £2 coin. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Brit is also a backronym for British Record Industry Trust which supports youngsters in the arts and education mainly at The BRIT School in London. A backronym or bacronym is a type of acronym that begins as an ordinary word, and is later interpreted as an acronym. ... The arts is a broad subdivision of culture, composed of many expressive disciplines. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Strong music industry sponsorship and involvement mean that awards are given without much democratic process and, many suspect, for strongly commercial reasons. These are awards given by the music industry to the music industry. Robbie Williams pointed this out accepting an award a few years back. More recently, the awards have more reflected the tastes of the record-buying public, with an artist needing to prove popular and chart-topping before they are rewarded. Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ...


The Brit Awards used to be broadcast live until 1989, when Samantha Fox and Mick Fleetwood hosted a shambolic show in which just about everything went wrong - lines were fluffed, bands mis-cued, and airtime filled with embarrassing silence. After this the show was recorded, and broadcast the following night, part of a revamp by Jonathan King for 1990 whose actions also included releasing a megamix of British dance acts including S'Express and A Guy Called Gerald called Brits 1990. King subsequently went on to revamp A Song for Europe. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the English model and singer; for the American erotic actress, see Samantha Fox (porn star). ... Michael John Kells Mick Fleetwood, born in Redruth, Cornwall, on June 24, 1942, is a British musician best-known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... Jonathan King (born December 6, 1944) is the stage name of Kenneth George King, a British pop music producer and personality. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A remix is an alternate mix of a song different from the original version, made using the techniques of audio editing. ... SExpress (pronounced ess-express; sometimes spelled SXpress or S-Express; otherwise known as Victim Of the Ghetto) were a British dance music act from the late 1980s who had one of the earliest commercial successes in the acid house genre. ... A Guy Called Gerald is the stage name for musician, record producer and DJ Gerald Simpson. ... Making Your Mind Up is the British national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, which is broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation. ...


Pre-recording proved to be a good idea when, during a Michael Jackson performance in 1996, Jarvis Cocker from the band Pulp invaded the stage in an impromptu protest at Jackson's 'messianic' performance. There have been many such notable instances, including several UK politicians presenting awards and being heckled (and, in the case of John Prescott, having water thrown over him, at the 1998 awards, by Chumbawamba vocalist Danbert Nobacon [1]) and a remarkable performance by The KLF in 1992. For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963, in Sheffield, England) is an English pop musician, best known for fronting the band Pulp. ... Pulp are a rock band, formed in Sheffield, England in 1978, by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... John Leslie Prescott MP (born May 31, 1938) is a British Labour Party politician, Deputy Prime Minister, First Secretary of State and Member of Parliament for the constituency of Hull East in the north east of England. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Chumbawamba playing live at Luton Library, May 1985 Chumbawamba are an English anarchist band who play pop music influenced by folk, punk, dance, world and other styles of popular music. ... Danbert Nobacon pictured playing live at Leeds University, 1986, supporting Conflict Danbert Nobacon, real name Nigel Hunter, was vocalist and keyboard player of the Leeds based anarchist band Chumbawamba. ... KLF redirects here. ... Media:rofl. ...


As of the 2007 Brit Awards, the show will once again be broadcast live on British television, airing on 14 February 2007 live on ITV1. Comedian Russell Brand will present the event. Three awards have been dropped from the 2007 ceremony - Best British Rock Act, Best British Urban Act and Best Pop Act. [2] February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Russell Edward Brand (born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex) is an English comedian and radio/television personality. ...


In addition, an equivalent awards ceremony for classical music, called the Classical Brit Awards, is held each May. Classical music is a term with three distinct meanings: The European tradition of music which is associated with high culture, as distinct from popular or folk forms (including works in this tradition in non-European countries). ... The Classical Brit Awards are an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom covering aspects of classical music, and are the classical equivalent of pop musics Brit Awards. ...


Main winners for each year

The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Culture Club was a very popular 1980s English pop group, famous for its gender-bending frontman Boy George. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... Duo David Stewart and Annie Lennox in a promotional shot for their 1999 album, Peace. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... l. ... Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles Fast Car, Talkin Bout a Revolution, Baby Can I Hold You, and Give Me One Reason. ... Neneh Cherry performing live in Vienna (ca. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... The Raw and the Cooked (1989) Fine Young Cannibals was an English band best known for their 1989 hits She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. Formed in Birmingham, England by actor/model Roland Gift on vocals with musicians and former The Beat members David Steele and Andy Cox. ... In this 2001 Apple Computer video, Seal holds an iPod and sits beside an iBook Seal Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning Afro-European soul vocalist and songwriter. ... Ann Griselda Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish pop musician and vocalist. ... Simply Red are a British pop band. ... Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( ) (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a Brit Award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter and composer (formerly the lead singer of alternative rock band The Sugarcubes). ... What the hell ... Stereo MCs are an British rap group. ... Blur are an English rock band formed in Colchester in 1989. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, and were one of the biggest bands in Britain for a period in the late 1990s. ... The Spice Girls were an English all-female pop group. ... The Verve (formerly Verve) was an English alternative rock band of the 1990s, originally formed in 1989 at Winstanley Sixth Form College, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Travis is an indie rock band from Glasgow, comprising Fran Healy, Dougie Payne, Andy Dunlop and Neil Primrose. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967)[1] is an American Grammy Award-winning soul, R&B, and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress famed for her raspy voice. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong (born December 25, 1971) is an English Brit Award-winning singer and songwriter who performs under the name Dido. ... Kylie Ann Minogue (born May 28, 1968) is a Grammy Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Coldplay are an English rock band from London. ... Ms. ... The Darkness are an English hard rock band. ... // GO TO THE HELL GAYS The members of the band: Jake Shears (born Jason Sellards) – vocals Babydaddy (born Scott Hoffman) – bass guitar, keyboards, vocals, guitar Ana Matronic (born Ana Lynch) – vocals, percussion, Mistress of Ceremonies Del Marquis (born Derek Gruen) – guitar Paddy Boom (born Patrick Seacor) – drums, percussion Live shows... Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed early in 1997 under the moniker Parva. ...

Selected famous and infamous Brit Award incidents

Ronnie Wood vs Brandon Block (2000)

After consuming large amounts of alcohol (and allegedly drugs) dance DJ Brandon Block was told by his friends that he had won an award and had been summoned to the stage to collect it. Because of his advanced state of intoxication he believed them and walked onto the stage, eventually ending up next to a bemused Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and actress Thora Birch who were about to present the award for best soundtrack album. Having been successfully bundled off the stage by security, Ronnie Wood aimed an insult in his direction at which Block broke free from his captors to square up to the guitarist. A series of insults were then traded between the two – both comically leaning into the microphone so that everyone could hear. Wood threw his drink into Block’s face and the DJ was eventually removed from the stage. Some time after the incident, Block claimed that he had subsequently apologised to Wood for his behaviour who had merely brushed it off. Brandon Block is a British Club DJ. Used as a slang term in the UK, with multiple meanings: 1) As rhyming slang, e. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Ron Wood (born June 1, 1947 in London) is a British rock guitarist and best known as a member of The Rolling Stones and The Faces. ... Thora Birch (born March 11, 1982) is an American actress. ... Ron Wood (born June 1, 1947 in London) is a British rock guitarist and best known as a member of The Rolling Stones and The Faces. ...


Robbie Williams vs Liam Gallagher (2000)

Around the time of his departure from Take That, Robbie Williams had begun an unlikely friendship with the Gallagher brothers from Britpop band Oasis at the Glastonbury Festival. The friendship was short lived, however, and the two parties regularly traded insults in the press with Noel Gallagher once famously referring to Robbie as “the fat dancer from Take That”. Having won “Best British Single” and “Best Video” for “She’s The One”, Williams challenged Liam to a televised fight saying, ”So, anybody like to see me fight Liam? Would you pay to come and see it? Liam, a hundred grand of your money and a hundred grand of my money. We'll get in a ring and we'll have a fight and you can all watch it on TV.” Gallagher was in Japan at the time touring with Oasis. What the hell ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Britpop was a British alternative rock genre and movement that was at its most popular in Great Britain in the mid 1990s. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury Festival or Glasto, is the largest [1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born May 29, 1967 in Burnage, Manchester, England) is the lead songwriter, guitarist and occasional vocalist with the English rock band Oasis. ... What the hell ...


Belle & Sebastian beat Steps to best newcomer award (1999)

In 1999, indie band Belle & Sebastian were nominated for Best British Newcomers. The award was sponsored by Radio One and voted for online by their listeners. At the time, Steps were Britain's biggest boy/girl pop band and were also nominated. There was all round surprise, however, when the winners were announced as Belle & Sebastian. On the Saturday after the awards, a story appeared in the press alleging that Belle & Sebastian had rigged the vote in their favour, encouraging students from two universities to vote online. However, fans argued that the band had a predominantly student following and that band member Isobel Campbell had attended one of universities in question. The following year there was a Brit Award for Best Pop Act and Steps were presented with a special award. Belle & Sebastian are a Scottish indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. ... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American owned U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... STEPS were a highly successful British pop group who achieved a series of charted singles between 1997 and 2001. ...


Belle & Sebastian were not the first act to have been accused of motivating all their fans to vote for them in a Brit's public vote; similar allegations were directed at Depeche Mode for winning Best British single with "Enjoy the Silence".[citation needed] Depeche Mode are an influential English electronic music band, formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. ...


Chumbawamba throw water over John Prescott (1998)

In 1998, Danbert Nobacon of politically active band Chumbawamba threw a bucket of iced water over Labour cabinet minister John Prescott. Despite apologies on behalf of the band from EMI Europe, Chumbawamba were unrepentant claiming, ”If John Prescott has the nerve to turn up at events like the Brit Awards in a vain attempt to make Labour seem cool and trendy, then he deserves all we can throw at him". Danbert Nobacon pictured playing live at Leeds University, 1986, supporting Conflict Danbert Nobacon, real name Nigel Hunter, was vocalist and keyboard player of the Leeds based anarchist band Chumbawamba. ... Chumbawamba playing live at Luton Library, May 1985 Chumbawamba are an English anarchist band who play pop music influenced by folk, punk, dance, world and other styles of popular music. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... John Leslie Prescott MP (born May 31, 1938) is a British Labour Party politician, Deputy Prime Minister, First Secretary of State and Member of Parliament for the constituency of Hull East in the north east of England. ... Chumbawamba playing live at Luton Library, May 1985 Chumbawamba are an English anarchist band who play pop music influenced by folk, punk, dance, world and other styles of popular music. ...


Jarvis Cocker’s stage invasion during Michael Jackson’s Earth Song (1996)

The 1996 awards witnessed a special performance of Earth Song by Michael Jackson. Some found the grandiose presentation, which presented Jackson as some kind of redeemer of mankind surrounded by adoring children (first seen in the video to his earlier single Will You Be There), inappropriate and distasteful prompting a spur of the moment decision by Cocker (of the band Pulp) to invade the stage in protest. Once onstage, Jarvis ran around lifting his shirt and pointing his (clothed) bottom in Jackson’s direction. Cocker was subsequently questioned by the police but no criminal proceedings were forthcoming. Earth Song is a song by Michael Jackson. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Will You Be There is a song by Michael Jackson released in 1993. ... Pulp are a rock band, formed in Sheffield, England in 1978, by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ...


The KLF, a machine gun and a dead sheep (1992)

In 1992, dance/art band The KLF were awarded Best British Group (shared with Simply Red) and were booked to open the show. In an attempt to hijack the event the duo hooked up with Extreme Noise Terror to perform a death metal version of the dance song 3am Eternal that prompted conductor Sir Georg Solti to walk out[3]. The performance ended with Bill Drummond firing blanks from a vintage machine gun into the audience and announcer Scott Piering stating ”Ladies and gentleman, The KLF have now left the music business”. Producers of the show then refused to let a motorcycle courier collect the award on behalf of the band. Later, guests arriving for an after show party witnessed the band dump a dead sheep outside the venue with the message ”I died for ewe – bon appetite” tied around its waist. KLF disbanded three months later. KLF redirects here. ... Simply Red are a British pop band. ... Extreme Noise Terror is a Punk Metal / grindcore band from Ipswich, England. ... Death metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that evolved out of thrash metal during the early 1980s. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... William Ernest Drummond[1] (Bill Drummond) (born April 29, 1953, Butterworth, South Africa)[2][3] is a Scottish musician, music industry figure, writer and artist. ... Scott Piering (born 1946, died 24 January 2000) was a successful and influential American-born music publicist for many British music acts, including Pulp, The KLF, The Smiths, Stereophonics, The Orb, Placebo, Underworld and The Prodigy. ...


The Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood "car crash" (1989)

Until 1989, the BPI Awards were a spectacularly lifeless affair usually presented by Noel Edmonds and brimming with industry types and ageing Radio 1 DJs. In 1989 all that changed. In an attempt to add some excitement and appeal to the proceedings organizers decided to rename the awards to 'The Brit Awards' and came up with the idea of having Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood and former page three girl Sam Fox as co-hosts of the live show. The results were indeed spectacular. The inexperience of the hosts, a broken autocue and poor preparation combined to create one of the most shambolic performances ever aired on live British television. The hosts continually fluffed their lines, a pre-recorded message from Michael Jackson was never actually broadcast and several star guests arrived late. A classic moment included the appearance of Boy George of Culture Club and was along the lines of: Edmonds presenting Top of the Pops Noel Ernest Edmonds (born December 22, 1948 in Ilford) is an English television presenter, DJ and executive who made his name on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. Edmonds also worked closely with Richard L Lewis who produced and wrote various programmes Edmonds worked... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Michael John Kells Mick Fleetwood, born in Redruth, Cornwall, on June 24, 1942, is a British musician best-known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... A Page Three girl is a woman who models for topless photographs published in UK tabloid The Sun. ... Samantha Fox 1988 Samantha Karen Fox (born April 15, 1966, Mile End, London, United Kingdom) is a former British glamour model and singer. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... George Alan ODowd, better known as Boy George, (born June 14, 1961 in Eltham, Kent) is an English pop singer-songwriter. ... Culture Club was a very popular 1980s English pop group, famous for its gender-bending frontman Boy George. ...


Sam Fox: (with a fixed beaming smile) …and the winner is...


Celebrity (Radio 1 DJ Gary Davies} presenting the award: (looking panicked) aren’t you going to read out the nominations first?


Sam Fox: (with a determined look) …here they are … the FOUR TOPS...


Boy George appears from backstage looking self-conscious. George Alan ODowd, better known as Boy George, (born June 14, 1961 in Eltham, Kent) is an English pop singer-songwriter. ...


Boy George: (with an apologetic smile) I’m afraid I’m just the one top...


The Sam Fox/Mick Fleetwood show proved to be the single most important event in BPI/Brit Awards history. It was just so disastrous that the British public’s interest was revived and the Brits became associated with risky live TV. The show’s organisers would successfully exploit this association to publicise future shows. Samantha Fox 1988 Samantha Karen Fox (born April 15, 1966, Mile End, London, United Kingdom) is a former British glamour model and singer. ... Michael John Kells Mick Fleetwood, born in Redruth, Cornwall, on June 24, 1942, is a British musician best-known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ...


Awards

2007

Main article: 2007 Brit Awards

Host: Russell Brand
Venue: Earls Court The 2007 Brit Awards is the 27th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. ... Russell Edward Brand (born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex) is an English comedian and radio/television personality. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

  • Outstanding Contribution to Music: Oasis[1]

It has also been announced that as usual the Awards ceremony will feature some top acts performing live on the night. These will include Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ...

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Oasis
  • Scissor Sisters
  • Snow Patrol
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Lily Allen
  • Lostprophets
  • Take That
  • The Killers
  • Corrine Bailey Rae

Ringo Starr is amongst those presenting awards as is Robbie Williams who has been asked to present an award to Take That should they win the category. Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940 in Liverpool, England), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English popular musician, singer and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ...


Matt Willis, formely of Busted will report from backstage for ITV 2 with Kate Thornton and Fearne Cotton also set to be behind the scenes with all of the ITV 2 extras.


2006

Main article: 2006 Brit Awards

Host: Chris Evans
Venue: Earls Court The 2006 Brit Awards are the 26th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

The 2006 awards were generally considered to be fairly boring in terms of a lack of variety in performances and surprises. Many considered Prince's performance to be the best of the night. There were no surprise collaborations such as that of Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliot at the 2003 ceremony. James Blunt (born James Blount 22 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... Kate KT Victoria Tunstall (born June 23, 1975) is a Grammy nominated, BRIT Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter from St Andrews. ... Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed early in 1997 under the moniker Parva. ... Coldplay are an English rock band from London. ... X&Y is the third album by English rock band Coldplay, first released in various countries in early June 2005. ... Coldplay are an English rock band from London. ... Speed of Sound is the first single from British rock band Coldplays third album, X&Y. It made its radio premiere on BBC Radio 1 with Steve Lamacq on the evening of Monday, 18 April 2005; the track is currently available for download on the bands official site... Arctic Monkeys are an English four-piece indie rock/post-punk revival band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. ... Lemar Obika (born 4 April 1978 in Tottenham, London), simply known as Lemar, is a British R&B singer who has had a run of chart success in the UK since appearing on Fame Academy on BBC Television. ... Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed early in 1997 under the moniker Parva. ... Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed early in 1997 under the moniker Parva. ... James Blunt (born James Blount 22 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is a six-time Grammy Award-winning American record producer and rapper. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Green Day is an American rock band consisting of three core members: Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass) and Tré Cool (drums). ... Green Day is an American rock band consisting of three core members: Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass) and Tré Cool (drums). ... American Idiot is Green Days seventh studio album, released in 2004. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Weller (born John William Weller, 25 May 1958, in Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter. ...


2005

Host: Chris Evans
Venue: Earls Court This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

A Special BRITs 25 Award for the best single from the past 25 years was awarded to Robbie Williams "Angels". Mike Skinner (born 27 November 1978), more commonly known by his stage name The Streets, is a rapper from West Heath, Birmingham, England. ... Joscelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), best known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a Brit Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated English soul and R&B singer and songwriter. ... Franz Ferdinand are a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. ... Keane is a British rock band from Battle, East Sussex, England. ... Hopes and Fears is the debut album by English piano rock band Keane, released on May 10, 2004. ... William Robert Young (born January 20, 1979) is an English singer and actor. ... Your Game was the sixth single from Pop Idol UK series 1 winner Will Young and the second single from his second album Fridays Child. ... Keane are an English piano rock band from Battle, East Sussex. ... Joscelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), best known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a Brit Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated English soul and R&B singer and songwriter. ... Franz Ferdinand are a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. ... Muse are a popular English rock band formed in Teignmouth, Devon in 1992. ... McFly are an English pop rock band who broke into the music scene in early 2004 with their number one single, 5 Colours in Her Hair. The band was founded by Tom Fletcher (born July 17, 1985) and also consists of Danny Jones (born March 12, 1986), Dougie Poynter (born... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem or Slim Shady, is an Academy and Grammy Award-winning American hip hop artist, record producer and occasional actor. ... Gwen Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American pop, rock and dance singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and occasional actress. ... // GO TO THE HELL GAYS The members of the band: Jake Shears (born Jason Sellards) – vocals Babydaddy (born Scott Hoffman) – bass guitar, keyboards, vocals, guitar Ana Matronic (born Ana Lynch) – vocals, percussion, Mistress of Ceremonies Del Marquis (born Derek Gruen) – guitar Paddy Boom (born Patrick Seacor) – drums, percussion Live shows... Robert Frederick Zenon Bob Geldof, KBE (born 5 October 1954) [1] is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Angels is a song by written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, originally performed by Williams, and covered by Jessica Simpson, Mexican singer Yuridia and also by singer Beverley Knight and 2006 newcomer band All Angels. ...


The producers added a fake film effect to the TV coverage of the 2005 awards show, which was criticised by some who thought ruined the immediacy of the awards show, and was dizzying when combined with fast camera movements. Field-removed video (FRV) is a technique used in television broadcasting to give television shows recorded on videotape the same look and feel as shows recorded on film. ...


Many critics questioned the decision to award Joss Stone the award for best urban act, since she originates from Devon (a relatively rural area of the UK), and produces songs dissimilar to the styles of R&B and rap usually associated with urban music. Many also questioned the failure to give awards to Natasha Bedingfield and Jamelia despite their huge popularity and critical appraise in the previous year Devon is a large county in South West England, bordered by Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is a Grammy Award-nominated English pop singer. ... Jamelia Niela Davis (born 11 January 1981), known professionally as Jamelia, is an English R&B singer and songwriter. ...


2004

Host: Cat Deeley
Venue: Earls Court Image:Cat Deeley. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

This year was the very first time the winner of the Outstanding contribution award did not close the show, this role was instead handed to The Darkness. This was seen by many viewers as inapporpiate as well as against tradition, and said the honour should have gone to Duran Duran. There were also claims that the British rock act category was fixed. The Darkness are an English hard rock band. ... Permission to Land is the debut album of The Darkness. ... For the Joanne song, see Busted (song). ... Basement Jaxx is a critically acclaimed UK house music duo, comprising Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, that rose to popularity in the late 1990s. ... Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong (born December 25, 1971) is an English Brit Award-winning singer and songwriter who performs under the name Dido. ... The Darkness are an English hard rock band. ... Sir Daniel John Bedingfield (born December 3, 1979) is a UK-based pop singer songwriter. ... The Darkness are an English hard rock band. ... Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong (born December 25, 1971) is an English Brit Award-winning singer and songwriter who performs under the name Dido. ... White Flag is a single by singer Dido. ... Lemar Obika (born 4 April 1978 in Tottenham, London), simply known as Lemar, is a British R&B singer who has had a run of chart success in the UK since appearing on Fame Academy on BBC Television. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ... Justified is the blockbuster debut album by Justin Timberlake. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, Golden Globe Award-nominated actress, dancer, and fashion designer and model for House of Deréon. ... The White Stripes are an American rock music duo from Detroit, composed of Jack White on guitar, piano, lead vocals and songwriting, and Meg White on drums, percussion and vocals. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ... Duran Duran are an English New Romantic band notable for a long series of catchy, synthesizer-driven hit singles and vivid music videos. ... For the Joanne song, see Busted (song). ...


2003

Host: Davina McCall
Venue: Earls Court Davina McCall (born October 16, 1967) is an English actress and television presenter who works on British television. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

Coldplay are an English rock band from London. ... A Rush of Blood to the Head is the second album by British rock band Coldplay, first released by Parlophone in August 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... William Robert Young (born January 20, 1979) is an English singer and actor. ... Sugababes, a female pop group trio from London, England, was formed in 1998. ... Ms. ... Coldplay are an English rock band from London. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Liberty X (originally called Liberty) is a manufactured pop group formed from five contestants from the 2001 UK TV show Popstars. ... Just a Little is a single by Liberty X, released in 2002. ... Ms. ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and occasional actress. ... Alecia Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name Pink (also written as P!nk), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter who first gained prominence in North America in early January of 2000. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem or Slim Shady, is an Academy and Grammy Award-winning American hip hop artist, record producer and occasional actor. ... Sir Tom Jones OBE (born Thomas Jones Woodward, June 7, 1940), is a Welsh singer particularly noted for his powerful voice. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Blue (boy band) Blue were a successful English boy band similar to boybands such as A1 consisting of four members: Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa, and Simon Webbe. ...

2002

Hosts: Frank Skinner & Zoe Ball
Venue: Earls Court Christopher Graham Collins, aka Frank Skinner (born 28 January 1957 is an English writer and comedian. ... Categories: People stubs | 1970 births | British television presenters ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

No Angel is Didos debut album. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Blue (boy band) Blue were a successful English boy band similar to boybands such as A1 consisting of four members: Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa, and Simon Webbe. ... Basement Jaxx is a critically acclaimed UK house music duo, comprising Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, that rose to popularity in the late 1990s. ... Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong (born December 25, 1971) is an English Brit Award-winning singer and songwriter who performs under the name Dido. ... Travis is an indie rock band from Glasgow, comprising Fran Healy, Dougie Payne, Andy Dunlop and Neil Primrose. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... S Club 7 (later re-named S Club after the departure of Paul Cattermole from the band) were an English pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, who rose to fame via their own BBC television programme. ... DONT STOP MOVIN Dont Stop Movin is a song which has been under two legions twice in the past 10 years, first in 1996 when Livin Joy had a hit with a song under the moniker. ... So Solid Crew are a UK garage and grime act whose hits include Oh No and 21 Seconds, the latter of which reached number one in the official UK Singles Chart in August 2001. ... The Strokes are an American rock band formed in 1999 that rose to fame in the early 2000s as a leading group in the garage rock revival. ... Kylie Ann Minogue (born May 28, 1968) is a Grammy Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Destinys Child was a Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. ... Shaggy (born October 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica as Orville Richard Burrell), is a Jamaican reggae deejay who takes his nickname from Scooby-Doos companion (possibly from the similarity of their first names). ... For professional wrestler Steve Borden, see Sting (wrestler). ... Westlife is an Irish boy band created in 1998 (signed by music guru Simon Cowell), and managed by music mogul Louis Walsh. ...

2001

Hosts: Ant & Dec
Venue: Earls Court Anthony McPartlin (born 18 November 1975) and Declan Donnelly (born 25 September 1975), from Newcastle upon Tyne, England are popular presenters of light entertainment television programmes in the United Kingdom, as the duo Ant & Dec. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, family, and the American Dream. ... Coldplay are an English rock band from London. ... Parachutes is the debut album by English rock band Coldplay, released on July 10, 2000. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... Fatboy Slim (born Quentin Leo Cook on July 31, 1963, also known as Norman Cook) is an English musician in the dance music genre. ... Sonique is a British singer and DJ. She won the 2001 Brit Award for British female solo artist. ... Coldplay are an English rock band from London. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Rock DJ was the first single on Sing When Youre Winning, British pop singer Robbie Williamss third album. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... A rock DJ (also called an indie DJ) is a disc jockey who plays rock and pop music at nightclubs. ... Kelis Rogers-Jones (born Kelis Rogers on August 21, 1979[1]) is a Grammy Award-nominated American singer and songwriter. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem or Slim Shady, is an Academy and Grammy Award-winning American hip hop artist, record producer and occasional actor. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Westlife is an Irish boy band created in 1998 (signed by music guru Simon Cowell), and managed by music mogul Louis Walsh. ...

2000

Host: Davina McCall
Venue: Earls Court Davina McCall (born October 16, 1967) is an English actress and television presenter who works on British television. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

STEPS were a highly successful British pop group who achieved a series of charted singles between 1997 and 2001. ... For places named Notting Hill, see Notting Hill. ... Travis is an indie rock band from Glasgow, comprising Fran Healy, Dougie Payne, Andy Dunlop and Neil Primrose. ... The Man Who is the second album by the Scottish rock band Travis, and the album that brought them into international recognition. ... S Club 7 (later re-named S Club after the departure of Paul Cattermole from the band) were an English pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, who rose to fame via their own BBC television programme. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Elizabeth Caroline Orton,[1] commonly known as Beth Orton, (born December 14, 1970), is a Brit Award–winning English singer-songwriter. ... Travis is an indie rock band from Glasgow, comprising Fran Healy, Dougie Payne, Andy Dunlop and Neil Primrose. ... Sir Tom Jones OBE (born Thomas Jones Woodward, June 7, 1940), is a Welsh singer particularly noted for his powerful voice. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Edward Burns (born 29 January 1968) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Edward Burns (born 29 January 1968) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967)[1] is an American Grammy Award-winning soul, R&B, and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress famed for her raspy voice. ... Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967)[1] is an American Grammy Award-winning soul, R&B, and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress famed for her raspy voice. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known by his simple stage name of Beck. ... The Spice Girls were an English all-female pop group. ... 5ive (or later known as Five) were a British boy band that some claim were quite a bit edgier and naughtier than the normal pop group. ...

1999

Host: Johnny Vaughan
Venue: London Arena Johnny Randall Vaughan (born July 16, 1966) is a British writer and broadcaster. ... The London Arena is an indoor arena on the Isle of Dogs in London, England. ...

Titanic is a romantic drama film written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron. ... Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, and were one of the biggest bands in Britain for a period in the late 1990s. ... This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is an album by the Manic Street Preachers. ... Belle & Sebastian are a Scottish indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. ... Fatboy Slim (born Quentin Leo Cook on July 31, 1963, also known as Norman Cook) is an English musician in the dance music genre. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, and were one of the biggest bands in Britain for a period in the late 1990s. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Angels is a song by written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, originally performed by Williams, and covered by Jessica Simpson, Mexican singer Yuridia and also by singer Beverley Knight and 2006 newcomer band All Angels. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is an English singer. ... Millennium was the first single on Ive Been Expecting You, British pop singer Robbie Williamss, second album. ... Natalie Jane Imbruglia (pronounced im-broo-lyah) (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter, model and actress. ... The Corrs are a multi-platinum Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ... Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known by his simple stage name of Beck. ... Duo David Stewart and Annie Lennox in a promotional shot for their 1999 album, Peace. ...

1998

Host: Ben Elton
Venue: London Arena Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian and writer. ... The London Arena is an indoor arena on the Isle of Dogs in London, England. ...

In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Verve (formerly Verve) was an English alternative rock band of the 1990s, originally formed in 1989 at Winstanley Sixth Form College, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. ... Chris Potter is a British music engineer and producer, most famous for his work as long-term collaborator and producer of The Verve and Richard Ashcroft. ... Martin Youth Glover (born December 23, 1960) is an influential record producer and a founding member and bassist of the UK band Killing Joke. ... The Spice Girls were an English all-female pop group. ... The Full Monty is a 1997 comedy film, a story of six unemployed British steel workers who decide to form a male striptease act. ... The Verve (formerly Verve) was an English alternative rock band of the 1990s, originally formed in 1989 at Winstanley Sixth Form College, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Stereophonics are a rock band from Wales with original members Kelly Jones, Richard Jones (no relation to Kelly) and Stuart Cable, who grew up together in Cwmaman in the South Wales valleys. ... The Prodigy (or just Prodigy) are an English band, whose music consists of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno and industrial in the early 1990s to alternative rock and bigbeat with punk vocal elements in later times. ... Shola Ama (born on March 18, 1979, in London) is an English singer who scored her biggest hit in 1997 with a cover of Randy Crawfords You Might Need Somebody. She is half Caribbean (of Dominican & St. ... The Verve (formerly Verve) was an English alternative rock band of the 1990s, originally formed in 1989 at Winstanley Sixth Form College, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. ... Finley Quaye (born on 25 March 1974) is a British musician. ... All Saints are an English Pop girl band that released their debut self-titled album in 1997. ... Never Ever was the second single released from All Saints debut album, All Saints. ... All Saints are an English Pop girl band that released their debut self-titled album in 1997. ... Never Ever was the second single released from All Saints debut album, All Saints. ... Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British-Indian rock musician, best known as the lead singer and pianist of the English rock band Queen. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Eels (also sometimes eels or EELS, depending on the album) is an American rock band formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, better known as Mr. ... Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( ) (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a Brit Award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter and composer (formerly the lead singer of alternative rock band The Sugarcubes). ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi on March 2, 1962) is an American musician and actor who is the lead singer of the band Bon Jovi. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

1997

Host: Ben Elton
Venue: Earls Court Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian and writer. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

This article is about the British music producer. ... Movie poster for Trainspotting Trainspotting is a 1996 black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh about a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh and their passage through life. ... Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, and were one of the biggest bands in Britain for a period in the late 1990s. ... This article is about the Manic Street Preachers album. ... Kula Shaker are a British psychedelic rock band who came to prominence during the Britpop era. ... The Prodigy (or just Prodigy) are an English band, whose music consists of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno and industrial in the early 1990s to alternative rock and bigbeat with punk vocal elements in later times. ... Gabrielle on her 2004 album Play To Win Louise Gabrielle Bobb (born April 16, 1970, London) is a British singer who records under the name Gabrielle. ... Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, and were one of the biggest bands in Britain for a period in the late 1990s. ... George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963) is an English [1] singer-songwriter who performs soul influenced pop, and who (as a solo artist and half of the duo WHAM!) has enjoyed global success since 1982. ... The Spice Girls were an English all-female pop group. ... Wannabe was the first single from the Spice Girls first album, Spice. ... The Spice Girls were an English all-female pop group. ... Say Youll Be There is a pop–Dance song performed by the girl group the Spice Girls. ... Dreamland CD Cover Robert Miles (born Roberto Concina, November 3, 1969, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland) is a DJ/Composer in the styles trance, techno and other kinds of electronic music. ... This entire article may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known by his simple stage name of Beck. ... The core members of Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ...

1996

Host : Chris Evans
Venue: Earls Court This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...

Generation (From the Greek γιγνμαι), also known as procreation, is the act of producing offspring. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Brian Peter George St. ... Batman Forever is the third of the Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from previous entries in the franchise, with dramatic changes to such things as the cast, design, and Danny Elfmans theme, which was scrapped... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? is a 1995 album by rock band Oasis. ... Supergrass are an alternative rock band from Oxford, England who were at their peak in the Britpop era of the mid-1990s. ... Massive Attack are a successful and critically acclaimed band from Bristol, England. ... Ann Griselda Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish pop musician and vocalist. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Paul Weller (born John William Weller, 25 May 1958, in Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter. ... What the hell ... Back for Good is a song by the British pop group Take That, written by their member Gary Barlow, who also sang the lead vocal on the track. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Wonderwall is a song and subsequent single by British rock group Oasis taken from their second album (Whats the Story) Morning Glory?. It was written by Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British-Indian rock musician, best known as the lead singer and pianist of the English rock band Queen. ... This article is about the 1995 charity album. ... For other uses of the name War Child, see the disambiguation page. ... Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a seven-time Grammy Award winning Canadian-American[1] singer-songwriter, record producer and occasional actress. ... Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( ) (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a Brit Award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter and composer (formerly the lead singer of alternative rock band The Sugarcubes). ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from New Jersey. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans five decades. ...

1995

Host: Chris Evans
Venue: Alexandra Palace This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Alexandra Palace from the south Alexandra Palace was built in Muswell Hill, North London, England in 1873 as a public entertainment centre and North London counterpart of The Crystal Palace. ...

Nellee Hooper is a British producer/remixer best-known for his work with Björk, No Doubt, Madonna, Garbage, U2, Sneaker Pimps, Soul II Soul and Massive Attack. ... This article is about the film. ... Parklife is a critically acclaimed Britpop album by the band Blur, released on April 25, 1994. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... M People were a British house music act from Manchester which formed in 1990. ... Eddi Reader is a Scottish singer, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for her solo career. ... Paul Weller (born John William Weller, 25 May 1958, in Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter. ... Parklife is a song by Blur. ... Lisa Anne Loeb (born 11 March 1968) is an American singer-songwriter and reality television star. ... Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), best known by the stage name k. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... Image File history File links Prince_symbol. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...

1994

Hosts: Rupaul & Elton John
Venue: Alexandra Palace This does not cite its references or sources. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Alexandra Palace from the south Alexandra Palace was built in Muswell Hill, North London, England in 1873 as a public entertainment centre and North London counterpart of The Crystal Palace. ...

The Bodyguard is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released on November 8, 1992 on Arista Records and features six songs by Whitney Houston, as well as songs from various other noted artists of the time; the album was produced by Babyface. ... Brian Peter George St. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... Stereo MCs are an British rap group. ... Connected is a 1992 album by Stereo MCs. ... Gabrielle on her 2004 album Play To Win Louise Gabrielle Bobb (born April 16, 1970, London) is a British singer who records under the name Gabrielle. ... M People were a British house music act from Manchester which formed in 1990. ... Brit award singer, of Scottish American heritage although grew up in England. ... Stereo MCs are an British rap group. ... For professional wrestler Steve Borden, see Sting (wrestler). ... What the hell ... What the hell ... Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( ) (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a Brit Award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter and composer (formerly the lead singer of alternative rock band The Sugarcubes). ... Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( ) (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a Brit Award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter and composer (formerly the lead singer of alternative rock band The Sugarcubes). ... Crowded House is a pop-rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia and led by New Zealand musician Neil Finn. ... Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American rock singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist whose retro-style amalgam of rock, pop, funk, and even techno is inspired by such music icons as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Guess Who and John Lennon. ... who this nigga ...

1993

Host: Richard O'Brien
Venue: Alexandra Palace Richard OBrien (born Richard Timothy Smith on March 25, 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England) is a writer, actor, television presenter and theatre performer. ... Alexandra Palace from the south Alexandra Palace was built in Muswell Hill, North London, England in 1873 as a public entertainment centre and North London counterpart of The Crystal Palace. ...

Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Image File history File links Prince_symbol. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... Waynes World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Waynes World) from Aurora, Illinois. ... Diva is the first album as a solo artist by Annie Lennox, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Tasmin Archer is an English soul/pop/rock singer, known for her soulful voice. ... Ann Griselda Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish pop musician and vocalist. ... Simply Red are a British pop band. ... Mick Hucknall in Bremen Michael James Hucknall (born 8 June 1960 in, Manchester, England), commonly known as Mick Red Hucknall, is the lead singer of the British band Simply Red. ... What the hell ... Fahey and Detroit on the cover of the Hormonally Yours album Shakespears Sister (sometimes written with the apostrophe) was a band consisting of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit. ... Stay is a 1992 single from the album Hormonally Yours by Irish/US pop duo Shakespears Sister. ... Nirvana was a popular American rock band originating from Aberdeen, Washington. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a British rock singer who was a member of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces before embarking on a solo career. ...

1992

Venue: Hammersmith Odeon The Apollo, Hammersmith, London has been a rock venue for decades, and was originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon. ...

Trevor Charles Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Durham, England, is a British pop music record producer, songwriter and musician. ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome). ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeares play Othello. ... The Commitments (1987) is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle, and is the first episode in The Barrytown Trilogy. ... In this 2001 Apple Computer video, Seal holds an iPod and sits beside an iBook Seal Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning Afro-European soul vocalist and songwriter. ... Seal was Seals eponymous 1991 debut album and contained the UK singles: Killer (originally performed with Adamski), Crazy (both reaching number one in the UK) and Future Love Paradise. Confusingly, Seals next album, released in 1994, would also be named Seal - usually referred to as Seal II. The... Beverley Craven is a UK musician, born in Sri Lanka in 1963. ... Lisa Stansfield on the cover of her debut album Affection Lisa Jane Stansfield (born on April 11, 1966) is an English R&B/Soul/House music singer from Rochdale, Greater Manchester. ... KLF redirects here. ... Simply Red are a British pop band. ... In this 2001 Apple Computer video, Seal holds an iPod and sits beside an iBook Seal Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning Afro-European soul vocalist and songwriter. ... Queen are an English rock band, formed in 1970 in London by Brian May, Roger Taylor, and the late Freddie Mercury from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ... These Are the Days of Our Lives is a song by the English rock band Queen. ... In this 2001 Apple Computer video, Seal holds an iPod and sits beside an iBook Seal Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning Afro-European soul vocalist and songwriter. ... Killer is a popular song by Seal. ... P.M. Dawn are a hip hop / R&B musical group. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British-Indian rock musician, best known as the lead singer and pianist of the English rock band Queen. ...

1991

Chris Thomas is a respected British record producer who was born on January 13, 1947. ... José Carreras The Catalan tenor Josep Carreras (born December 5, 1946) is a famous Spanish opera singer much admired for his Verdi and Puccini roles. ... Plácido Domingo Plácido Domingo [1] (born January 21, 1941) [2] is a world-famous Spanish operatic tenor, well-known for his versatile, strong voice that is possessed of a ringing and clear tone throughout its range. ... Luciano Pavarotti (born October 12, 1935), an Italian tenor, is one of the most famous living singers, not only in the world of opera, but across all genres. ... Twin Peaks is an American serial drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. ... George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963) is an English [1] singer-songwriter who performs soul influenced pop, and who (as a solo artist and half of the duo WHAM!) has enjoyed global success since 1982. ... The second of George Michaels solo albums. ... Betty Boo (stagename of Alison Moira Clarkson, born 6 March 1970 in Kensington, London) is a British rap artist, singer and songwriter // Clarkson studied sound engineering at college before having a string of hits between 1989 and 1992. ... Lisa Stansfield on the cover of her debut album Affection Lisa Jane Stansfield (born on April 11, 1966) is an English R&B/Soul/House music singer from Rochdale, Greater Manchester. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Depeche Mode are an influential English electronic music band, formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. ... Enjoy the Silence is Depeche Modes twenty-fourth UK single, released on February 5, 1990, and the second single from the album Violator. ... The Beautiful South were an English pop group formed at the end of the 1980s by former members of Hull group The Housemartins - Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. ... A Little Time (released September 1990) by The Beautiful South is the bands only single ever to make it to number 1. ... MC Hammer (later Hammer, born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, California, on March 30, 1962) is an American rapper who was popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark parachute pants, and for leaving a lasting... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) is an Australian rock group. ... Michael Hutchence (January 22, 1960 – November 22, 1997) was the lead singer of the Australian rock band, INXS. // Michael Kelland John Hutchence was born in Sydney, son of Kelland (Kell) and Patricia Hutchence, but was subsequently raised in Hong Kong. ... Status Quo are an English rock band whose music is characterised by a strong boogie line. ...

1990

Host: Cathy McGowan
Venue: Dominion Theatre Cathy McGowan on Ready Steady Go! (Rediffusion TV, 1965) Cathy McGowan (born 1945) was a British broadcaster and journalist, best remembered as the presenter from 1964-6 of Rediffusion television’s groundbreaking rock music show Ready Steady Go! // Ready Steady Go! (RSG) was first broadcast in August 1963, its launch... The Dominion Theatre The Dominion Theatre is a theatre in London located on Tottenham Court Road close to St Giles Circus and Centre Point Tower. ...

David Allan Stewart, often known as Dave Stewart (born September 9, 1952 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England), is a British musician and record producer best known for his work with Eurythmics. ... Simon Rattle recording Porgy and Bess with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road in 1988 Sir Simon Denis Rattle, CBE OL (born January 19, 1955) is an English conductor. ... George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer who wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother lyricist Ira Gershwin. ... The cast of Porgy and Bess during the Boston try-out prior to the Broadway opening. ... Neneh Cherry performing live in Vienna (ca. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Batman DVD cover, 1997 release version Batman was released in U.S. theaters on June 23, 1989 by Warner Bros. ... The Raw and the Cooked (1989) Fine Young Cannibals was an English band best known for their 1989 hits She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. Formed in Birmingham, England by actor/model Roland Gift on vocals with musicians and former The Beat members David Steele and Andy Cox. ... The Raw and the Cooked is the second album by Fine Young Cannibals. ... Lisa Stansfield on the cover of her debut album Affection Lisa Jane Stansfield (born on April 11, 1966) is an English R&B/Soul/House music singer from Rochdale, Greater Manchester. ... Ann Griselda Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish pop musician and vocalist. ... The Raw and the Cooked (1989) Fine Young Cannibals was an English band best known for their 1989 hits She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. Formed in Birmingham, England by actor/model Roland Gift on vocals with musicians and former The Beat members David Steele and Andy Cox. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Another Day in Paradise was the first single released from Phil Collins number-one album, ...But Seriously. ... Neneh Cherry performing live in Vienna (ca. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Queen are an English rock band, formed in 1970 in London by Brian May, Roger Taylor, and the late Freddie Mercury from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ...

1989

Hosts: Mick Fleetwood & Sam Fox Michael John Kells Mick Fleetwood, born in Redruth, Cornwall, on June 24, 1942, is a British musician best-known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... Samantha Fox 1988 Samantha Karen Fox (born April 15, 1966, Mile End, London, United Kingdom) is a former British glamour model and singer. ...

George Frideric Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German/British Baroque composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. ... Messiah (1741) is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Smooth Criminal is a song on Michael Jacksons Bad album (1987). ... Buster is the name of a 1988 movie starring musician Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb and Sheila Hancock. ... l. ... The First of a Million Kisses, released in 1988, was the first album by Fairground Attraction. ... Bros were a United Kingdom boy band active in the late 1980s and early 1990s, consisting of the brothers Matt Goss and Luke Goss (hence the name), along with Craig Logan. ... Ann Griselda Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish pop musician and vocalist. ... Erasure is an English synth pop duo band consisting of keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... l. ... Perfect was Fairground Attractions first single, released in 1988. ... Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles Fast Car, Talkin Bout a Revolution, Baby Can I Hold You, and Give Me One Reason. ... Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles Fast Car, Talkin Bout a Revolution, Baby Can I Hold You, and Give Me One Reason. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

1988

Venue: Royal Albert Hall Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences is an arts venue dedicated to Queen Victorias husband and consort, Prince Albert. ...

Stock, Aitken & Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, were a British songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s and early 1990s with many of their productions. ... Ralph Vaughan Williams Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential English composer. ... The Symphony No. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the alternative rock/electronic band New Order. ... True Faith is a 1987 track from New Order, produced by Stephen Hague. ... This article is about the Gaston Leroux novel. ... For professional wrestler Steve Borden, see Sting (wrestler). ... ...Nothing Like the Sun is a 1987 album by Sting. ... Wet Wet Wet are a successful Scottish pop band of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... Alison Moyet (born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet on 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer noted for her bluesy voice. ... The capitalization of song titles in this article may be disputed. ... George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963) is an English [1] singer-songwriter who performs soul influenced pop, and who (as a solo artist and half of the duo WHAM!) has enjoyed global success since 1982. ... Richard Paul Astley (born February 6, 1966) is an English dance-pop singer, songwriter and musician. ... Sananda Maitreya in concert in Budapest. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] rock bands of all time, in addition to being possibly the greatest live band ever. ...

1987

Host: Jonathan King
Venue: Grosvenor Hotel Jonathan King (born December 6, 1944) is the stage name of Kenneth George King, a British pop music producer and personality. ... The Grosvenor House Hotel is one of the largest and most famous luxury hotels in London. ...

David Allan Stewart, often known as Dave Stewart (born September 9, 1952 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England), is a British musician and record producer best known for his work with Eurythmics. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British cellist. ... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is an English orchestra based in London. ... Edward Elgar Sir Edward William Elgar, Bt OM GCVO (June 2, 1857 – February 23, 1934) was a British composer, born in the small Worcestershire village of Broadheath to William Elgar, a piano tuner and music dealer, and his wife Ann. ... A violoncello concerto is a concerto for solo violoncello with orchestra or, very occasionally, smaller groups of instruments. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Brothers in Arms is the fifth studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... The Housemartins were an English indie rock/accapella band that was active in the 1980s. ... Catherine Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Kent, now part of Greater London), is an English singer-songwriter with an expressive three-octave vocal range. ... Five Star on the cover of their 1990 single Hot Love. Top row, from left to right: Denise, Lorraine, and Doris. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... The capitalization of song titles in this article may be disputed. ... West End girls is a song by pop group the Pet Shop Boys. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Sledgehammer is a hit song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. ... The Bangles were one of the new generation of independent all-women bands that followed The Go-Gos in the early 1980s. ... The famous Clapton is God graffiti Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the 20th century[1], garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and...

1986

Venue: Grosvenor Hotel The Grosvenor House Hotel is one of the largest and most famous luxury hotels in London. ...

David Allan Stewart, often known as Dave Stewart (born September 9, 1952 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England), is a British musician and record producer best known for his work with Eurythmics. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Ann Griselda Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish pop musician and vocalist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Tears for Fears, abbreviated TFF, are an English synth pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... Everybody wants to rule the world is a song by Tears for Fears from their 1984 album Songs From The Big Chair. ... Paul Antony Young, better known as Paul Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English pop artist. ... Videotape jacket for Go West Go West 1940 is the 10th Marx Brothers comedy film in which the three brothers, Groucho, Chico, and Harpo, head to the American West and attempt to unite a couple by ensuring that an evil railroad baron is thwarted. ... Huey Lewis & the News is a popular U.S. rock band based in San Francisco, California. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...

1985

Host: Noel Edmonds
Venue: Grosvenor Hotel Edmonds presenting Top of the Pops Noel Ernest Edmonds (born December 22, 1948 in Ilford) is an English television presenter, DJ and executive who made his name on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. Edmonds also worked closely with Richard L Lewis who produced and wrote various programmes Edmonds worked... The Grosvenor House Hotel is one of the largest and most famous luxury hotels in London. ...

Nigel Planer (born February 22, 1955) is a British actor, novelist and playwright. ... Hole In My Shoe is a song by Traffic which as a single release reached #2 in the UK charts in 1967. ... Trevor Charles Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Durham, England, is a British pop music record producer, songwriter and musician. ... Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678, Venice–July 28 (or 27), 1741, Vienna), nicknamed Il Prete Rosso (The Red Priest), was a Venetian priest and baroque music composer, as well as a famous violinist. ... The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni in the original Italian) is the name given to the four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, Opus 8, No. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... The Revolution was Princes backing band from the late 1970s through 1986. ... Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain (also called just Purple Rain) was a 1984 album by Prince and The Revolution. ... See also Sade (band). ... Diamond Life is the first album by the Nigerian-English songwriter, Sade. ... Alison Moyet (born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet on 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer noted for her bluesy voice. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Antony Young, better known as Paul Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English pop artist. ... Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH) was one of the most controversial and commercially successful UK new wave acts of the early 1980s. ... Relax was the first single from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in October 1983. ... Duran Duran are an English New Romantic band notable for a long series of catchy, synthesizer-driven hit singles and vivid music videos. ... The Wild Boys is the twelfth single from the band Duran Duran, released on the live album Arena in October of 1984. ... The Police are a three-piece British rock band, which were strongly influenced by reggae. ... Robert Frederick Zenon Bob Geldof, KBE (born 5 October 1954) [1] is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure on October 10, 1953 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer and songwriter from Scotland, who had particular success in the 1970s and 1980s. ...

1984

Venue: Grosvenor Hotel The Grosvenor House Hotel is one of the largest and most famous luxury hotels in London. ...

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa IPA: ONZ, AC, DBE (born March 6, 1944), is an internationally famous New Zealand opera singer. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Paul Antony Young, better known as Paul Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English pop artist. ... Ann Griselda Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish pop musician and vocalist. ... Culture Club was a very popular 1980s English pop group, famous for its gender-bending frontman Boy George. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans five decades. ... Culture Club was a very popular 1980s English pop group, famous for its gender-bending frontman Boy George. ... George Alan ODowd (born June 14, 1961), better known as Boy George, is a famous gay singer and musician who reached fame with his group Culture Club in the 1980s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Spandau Ballet were a popular English band in the 1980s. ...

1983

Host: Tim Rice
Venue: Grosvenor Hotel Sir Tim Rice & Andrew Llyod Webber in the 70s. ... The Grosvenor House Hotel is one of the largest and most famous luxury hotels in London. ...

Trevor Charles Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Durham, England, is a British pop music record producer, songwriter and musician. ... John Christopher Williams (born 24 April 1941) is one of the worlds best-known classical guitarists. ... Kid Creole and the Coconuts is a American band created and led by Dominican/French Canadian August Kid Creole Darnell. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942 as Barbara Joan Streisand), is an Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Yazoo (known as Yaz in the U.S.) were a short-lived but highly successful English electropop duo from Basildon, Essex that had a number of top ten hits in the British charts in the early 1980s. ... Kim Wilde Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith, November 18, 1960 in Chiswick, West London) is an English pop singer, professional gardener, and pop cultural figure. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Too-Rye-Ay (1982) Dexys Midnight Runners – the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe [1] – were a British New Wave and Northern Soul band, who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. ... Cover of Too-Rye-Ay, the album featuring Come on Eileen. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer who is best known as the guitarist for the rock band The Who. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ...

1982

Host: David Jacobs
Venue: Grosvenor Hotel David Jacobs (born 1926) is a British broadcaster, who became known as a disc jockey in the 1950s. ... The Grosvenor House Hotel is one of the largest and most famous luxury hotels in London. ...

Martin Rushent is an English musician and record producer. ... This article cites its sources but does not provide page references. ... The Symphony No. ... Adam & the Ants were a rock and roll group during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Kings of the Wild Frontier is a New Wave-punk album by Adam & the Ants, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ... Randy Crawford (born Veronica Crawford, February 18, 1952, in Macon, Georgia), is a jazz and R&B singer. ... The Police are a three-piece British rock band, which were strongly influenced by reggae. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ...

1977

Host: Michael Aspel
Venue: Wembley Conference Centre Michael Aspel (b. ...


n.b. these awards were to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee and were for the previous 25 years of her reign. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Elizabeth IIs Silver Jubilee and her domestic and international visits proved very popular with her subjects. ... A Reign is a period of time a person serves as a monarch or pope. ...

Richard Burton CBE (November 10, 1925 – August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor. ... Under Milk Wood was originally a radio play and later a stage play by Dylan Thomas. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jacqueline Mary du Pré (1945-1987) was an English cellist. ... Edward Elgars Cello Concerto is a dark and heartbreaking work by this most English of composers, reckoned to be the most popular of all concertos for the cello. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water was Simon and Garfunkels last album; the title track was their only number one hit in the United Kingdom. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released on January 26, 1970. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (November 22, 1913 Lowestoft, Suffolk - December 4, 1976 Aldeburgh, Suffolk) was a British composer, conductor, and pianist. ... The War Requiem is a requiem composed by Benjamin Britten for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962 following its destruction during World War II. A mourning song for the victims of war, Britten’s War Requiem is considered one of the great heartrending choral-orchestral works of... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... For other uses, see Sgt. ... Julie Covington (born September 11, 1947) is an English singer and actress best known for recording the original version of Dont Cry For Me Argentina. Covingtons break came in 1967 when, whilst still a student at Homerton College, Cambridge, she was invited to sing on David Frosts... Shirley Bassey. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Queen are an English rock band, formed in 1970 in London by Brian May, Roger Taylor, and the late Freddie Mercury from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ... Bohemian Rhapsody is a song written by Freddie Mercury, originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... Procol Harum are an English progressive rock band, formed in the 1960s. ... A Whiter Shade Of Pale is a song released in 1967 by the band Procol Harum. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ...

Most successful acts

There have been numerous acts, both groups and individuals, that have won multiple awards. The table below shows those that have won more than three awards.

Artist Number of awards
Robbie Williams 15 (4 with Take That)
U2 7
Annie Lennox 7 (1 with Eurythmics)
Coldplay 6
Paul McCartney 6 (4 with the Beatles)
Prince 6 (1 as Artist , 3 as Image:prince symbol.svg , 2 with the Revolution)
John Lennon 5 (4 as the Beatles)
Michael Jackson 5
George Michael 5 (2 with Wham!)
Blur 4
Take That 4
Spice Girls 4
Eminem 4
Björk 4
Manic Street Preachers 4
Oasis 4
Freddie Mercury 4 (3 with Queen)
Sting 4 (2 with the Police)
The Beatles 4

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... Image File history File links Prince_symbol. ... The Revolution was Princes backing band from the late 1970s through 1986. ...

See also

The Classical Brit Awards are an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom covering aspects of classical music, and are the classical equivalent of pop musics Brit Awards. ...

References

  1. ^ "Brits honour 'outstanding' Oasis", BBC News, 2006-10-19. Retrieved on 2006-10-19.

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External links

  • BRIT Awards, official page

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