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Rapper Jay Z was impressed with JLS at the Brits. After watching them perform he said “I liked JLS, I watched them do their show. They’re a good band and remind me of ‘N Sync, a band who do the boy band thing well”
A few people have claimed on eBay that they have the Brit award that Liam Gallagher gave away to a crowd member. One said “Looked what landed in my hands, Liam ‘Knobhead’ Gallagher’s award”.
Peter Kay’s description of Liam Gallagher doesn’t appear far from the truth. The Oasis star called ‘knobhead’ by Peter Kay was thrown out of a VIP bar backstage. He pushed over a girl model painted silver to look like a Brit award. A male model, painted gold, leapt to her defence and told Liam he was out of order. Security staff then jumped in and ordered Liam out.
Peter Kay’s hosting of the Brits overall went down well. He had the crowd laughing with his witty jibs including calling Lady Gaga “New York’s answer to Su Pollard” and “the only woman who shops in Ikea for her dresses”. He also called Robbie Williams “Stoke-on-Trent’s answer to Shakin’ Stevens” and JLS “the black Bucks Fizz”.
An average audience of 5.8 million tuned in to see the Brit Awards on ITV1, according to overnight figures. The music award ceremony, which saw Lady Gaga win three trophies, captured a peak of 6.3 million viewers towards the end of the two-hour broadcast. But the Brits were beaten by BBC One medical drama Holby City for the first hour with an average of 6.3 million. This year’s event surpassed the TV audience for the 2009 ceremony, which gained an average 5.2 million viewers.
POSTED: 17/02/10 – Source: BBC News Online
The Brit Awards 2010 In Review
The 30th Brit Awards bash was started with a performance from Lily Allen who flew onto the stage on an Army bomb. She sang her number one hit The Fear. The shows host, Peter Kay, then braced the stage and Samantha Fox was welcomed to the stage to present the first award which was The Brits Hits 30 Award, for the most memorable performance of the past 30 years. The Spice Girls won with Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are and Geri Halliwell and Mel B collected the award. Andy Serkis then presented the award for British Male Solo Artist which was won by Dizzee Rascal. JLS were next to hit the stage and performed Beat Again.
Mel B then returned to the stage to present the award for International Male Solo Artist which was won by Jay Z. During his speech he said how proud he was to bring hip-hop to the Glastonbury Festival. Noddy Holder was next on stage to present the award for Brits Album Of 30 Years. The winner was Oasis with their album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory. Liam Gallagher accepted the award with a trademark foul-mouthed speech which ended with him throwing his microphone into the audience and giving his award away. Peter Kay then called him a Knob-head. Kasabian were next to perform and sang their hit Fire.
Geri Halliwell returned to the stage to present the award for British Breakthrough Act and the winner was JLS. A very shocked and chuffed band then gave their speech. Courtney Love then joined Peter Kay on stage to present the award for The Critics Choice which was won by new talent Ellie Goulding. Lady Gaga was next up and performed a track that she dedicated to the late Alexanda McQueen as predicted.
Idris Elba was next on stage to present the award for British Group which was won by Kasabian after six years since the release of their first album. Kat Deeley was next up to present the award for International Breakthrough Act which was won by Lady Gaga. She seemed very emotional as she thanked her fans. Next Florence & The Machine did a duet with Dizzee Rascal. Then a video message from Prince Harry was played out. He thanked The Brits for all the charity money raised through The Brits Trust.
Jonathan Ross was next on stage to present the award for International Female Solo Artist which was won by Lady Gaga. Dame Shirley Bassey was next up to present the award for British Female Solo Artist which was won by Lily Allen, three years after she slagged off the Brit awards. She seemed happy to win and gave a very giggly speech. Jay Z was next on stage joined by Alicia Keys to perform Empire State Of Mind.
Mika was invited on stage next to present the award for International Album which was won by Lady Gaga collecting her third award of the evening. Once again she seemed very emotional as she gave her acceptance speech. Next Cheryl Cole took to the stage and performed Fight For This Love. Alan Carr was next on stage to present the award for British Single which was won by JLS with their debut single Beat Again. Next on stage was Tom Ford to present the award for British Album. The winner was Florence And The Machine with her album called Lungs.
Peter Kay then introduced this year’s Outstanding Contribution To Music Award winner to the stage, Robbie Williams. Robbie sang a medley of his hits including Let Me Entertain You, Feel, Supreme, Come Undone, Morning Sun, You Know Me, No Regrets and Angels.
The theme at this year’s Brit awards is Pop Explodes The South Bank. Huge shards of fake concrete will be suspended over a giant ghetto blaster, while a smashed-up alarm clock is a main feature on the centre stage.
Brits organisers are apparently in a panic about the award for the best album of the past 30 years. They are struggling to get any of the nominated artists to turn up. Artists nominated for the award include Coldplay, Travis, Oasis, Dido and Duffy.
Lady Gaga will dedicate her Brits performance to the late fashion legend Alexander McQueen. She has worn lots of creations of his and will pay tribute to her friend at Tuesday’s awards bash. Speaking of his suicide she said “I am still in shock and I just can’t believe how sad it all is”.
Prince Harry is set to deliver a speech at Tuesday’s 30th Brit awards bash. He is being lined-up to send a happy birthday message. It is likely it will only be a video speech but he apparently has pleaded with army bosses to give him a day off, from his helicopter training course, so he can be there in person.
UK record labels’ body, the BPI, today announced that Jay-Z, Cheryl Cole and Lily Allen are to perform at The BRIT Awards 2010 at Earls Court on 16th February 2010 hosted by Peter Kay. Jay-Z, Cheryl Cole and Lily Allen were announced as performers for the The BRIT Awards 2010 at London’s IndigO2, as the nominations were unveiled at the BRITs-30 live launch event hosted by Fearne Cotton. They will take centre stage alongside Kasabian, Lady GaGa, JLS, Dizzee Rascal, Florence & the Machine and this years’ ‘Outstanding Contribution To Music’ winner Robbie Williams.
POSTED: 19/01/10 – Source: brits.co.uk
Florence and the Machine and Lady GaGa and are among the artists who have been given three Brit Awards nominations. Lily Allen, X Factor runners-up JLS and Pixie Lott are also all up for a hat-trick of awards. There are two new categories to mark the event’s thirtieth year, the best performance of 30 years and the Brits album of 30 years. Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker’s infamous stage invasion during the late Michael Jackson’s performance of Earth Song in 1996 is nominated for best performance, as is Kanye West’s Gold Digger in 2006 and Tom Jones and Robbie Williams medley from the film soundtrack of The Full Monty in 1998. The Brits album of 30 years includes past winners Coldplay, Dido, Dire Straits and Oasis.
POSTED: 18/01/10 – Source: BBC News Online
On Saturday 23rd January, ITV1 will broadcast ‘The BRITs Hits 30’. This anniversary programme is unique in that it celebrates The BRIT Awards reaching its 30th year by viewing some memorable performances that the public can then vote on through ITV.com/brits and GM.TV. The UK’s recorded music industry association, the BPI, announces today that Spice Girl ‘Mel B’ will be hosting this ITV show that will turn back the clock with stunning performances from the likes of: Kylie, Scissor Sisters, The Bee Gees, Eurythmics, The Spice Girls, Bros, The Who, Coldplay, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Take That, Robbie Williams dueting with Tom Jones, The Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud and of course Michael Jackson.
POSTED: 08/12/09 – Source: brits.co.uk
Peter Kay has been signed to host the 2010 Brit Awards. It will be the Brits 30th anniversary. Brits bosses approached the comedian several weeks ago and he has now agreed to host it. It will come a month before Peter’s come-back Manchester tour in April.
Robbie Williams will receive the outstanding contribution to music prize at next year’s Brit Awards. The 35-year-old has already won 11 Brits as a solo artist – more than any other singer. Ged Doherty of the Brits committee praised Williams, saying he was “one of the outstanding artists and performers of his generation”. Williams won his first Brit award as a member of Take That, when Could It Be Magic was named best single in 1993.
POSTED: 23/10/09 – Source: BBC News Online
Winners are shown in bold
British Female Solo Artist
Bat for Lashes
Florence & the Machine
British Male Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
Florence & the Machine
MasterCard British Album
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue n’Cheek
Florence & the Machine – Lungs
Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You
Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up
Alesha Dixon – Breathe Slow
Alexandra Burke Ft Flo Rida – Bad Boys
Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love
Joe McElderry – The Climb
JLS – Beat Again
La Roux – In For The Kill
Lily Allen – The Fear
Pixie Lott – Mama Do
Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart
Tinchy Stryder Ft N-Dubz – Number 1
Marina and the Diamonds
BRITs Album of 30 Years
Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
Dido – No Angel
Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
Duffy – Rockferry
Keane – Hopes & Fears
Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
Phil Collins – No Jacket Required
Sade – Diamond Life
The Verve – Urban Hymns
Travis – The Man Who
The BRITs Hits 30
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive/How Deep is Your Love
Bros. – I Owe you Nothing
Coldplay – Clocks
Eurythmics & Stevie Wonder – Angel
Girls Aloud – The Promise
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of my Head
Michael Jackson – Earth Song
Paul McCartney – Live & Let Die
Pet Shop Boys – Go West
Robbie Williams & Tom Jones – The Full Monty Medley
Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama
Spice Girls – Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are
Take That – Beatles Medley
The Who – Who Are You
International Female Solo Artist
International Male Solo Artist
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Black Eyed Peas – The End
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
Lady Gaga – The Fame
International Breakthrough Act
Empire of the Sun
Outstanding Contribution Award