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2011 Brits Award winners and performers collectively generated three times as many extra sales of their current albums during the week of the event than their 2010 equivalents managed last year, new research by Music Week magazine has revealed.
POSTED: 06/03/11 – Source: Music Week
It might have been the most harmonious Brit Awards in history – but Plan B was not a happy rapper about Take That doubling up on “his” riot theme. Ben Drew set the show alight with his set featuring a policeman going up in flames. But he felt the big moment was tarnished by the man band having the same idea – and going first. He only discovered the clash on the morning of the show when it was too late to change. He said: “I couldn’t believe it when I came in and saw their police. I just saw their shields and said, ‘What the f*** is this?’ ” And he joked: “Theirs was the PG version, though – they were just trying to copy me.”
POSTED: 17/02/11 – Source: The Sun
James Corden was one very nervous man before his big gig hosting the Brits. Luckily celebrity hypnotist Paul McKenna was on hand to help the Gavin & Stacey star control his very twitchy dish-towel holder. After a one-to-one with McKenna on Tuesday afternoon, James was so confident he could have presented the whole show in the buff. He told The Sun: “I didn’t get any sleep on Monday – nothing. I just couldn’t stop thinking about the gig. “I’ve seen Paul before and he and I met for an hour. Afterwards I felt this zen-like calm and confidence”.
POSTED: 17/02/11 – Source: The Sun
The Brit awards suffered its lowest ratings for five years after an average of 4.8m tuned in to watch the ceremony. ITV1’s coverage was beaten by the final episode of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, seen by an average of 6.5m on Channel 4. On BBC One, Holby City drew an average audience of 5.6m. Last year’s Brits drew an average of 5.8m viewers.
POSTED: 16/02/11 – Source: BBC News Online
Brit Awards 2011 Review
The first Brit Awards to be held at The O2 Arena got started with a performance from Take That who performed their new single Kidz. Next the host James Corden took to the stage to the music of Nero’s Me & You. James introduced Dizzee Rascal to present the award for Best British Male. It was won by Plan B who gave a very humble speech.
Adele was next to the stage to perform Someone Like You. After a chat with Justin Bieber, James welcomed Fern Cotton to the stage to reveal the winner for the British Breakthrough Act. The winner was Tinie Tempah who was extremely excited to win a Brit. Next up Boris Becker announced the winner for the Best International Album, which was won by Arcade Fire. Rihanna was next to perform a medley of her hits and as promised it was a very raunchy performance.
Ellie Goulding and Mark Ronson were on stage next to present the Critics’ Choice Award which as we know has gone to Jessie J. Jessie seemed quite choked as she gave her thanks. Next to perform were Mumford & Sons. Lewis Hamilton then came on stage to present the award for Best International Male Artist which was won by Cee Lo Green.
Next James welcomed to the stage Alan Carr to present the award for Best British Single. The winner was Tinie Tempah for the single Pass Out. He happily collected his second award of the evening. Simon Lebon and John Taylor were next on stage to present the award for Best International Group. The winner was Arcade Fire, collecting their second award of the evening. Plan B then performed a medley of his hits.
Next to the stage were Avril Lavigne and Will Young to present the award for International Breakthrough Act which was won by Justin Bieber. The 16 year-old gave a confident speech and thanked his fans. Next Boy George took to the stage to present the award for Best British Female Solo Artist which was won by Laura Marling. Arcade Fire then performed Ready To Start.
The next award was for International Female Artist and was presented by Cheryl Cole. The winner was Rihanna who said it was exciting as she picked up her first ever Brit Award. Next to perform was Tinie Tempah who performed an amazing set of his biggest hits with a stunning laser show. Dermot O’Leary then took to the stage to present the award for Best British Group which was won by Take That. Between the group and Robbie Williams they now have a total of twenty Brit awards combined.
The final award of the evening was the big one. The Best British Album Of The Year which was presented by Roger Daltrey. This year’s winner of this prestigious award was Mumford & Sons with the album Sigh No More. Cee Lo Green was the final performer of the night and sang Forget You, where he was joined on stage by Paloma Faith.
Eyes will be on Tinie Tempah at the Brits later, where he will compete for the coveted British album of the year award and three other prizes. The 22-year-old urban artist is also up for best single for Pass Out, best breakthrough act and best British male. Rapper Plan B, folk band Mumford and Sons and Mercury Prize winners The xx have three nominations each. Gavin and Stacey star James Corden will host the ceremony, taking place at London’s O2 arena for the first time. Tempah will go up against the three triple-nominated acts and Take That for British album of the year. He will also battle it out against Mark Ronson, Paul Weller, Plan B and Robert Plant in the best British male category.
POSTED: 15/02/11 – Source: BBC News Online
James Corden is set to make the most of his turn hosting the BRIT Awards next week, claiming he will drill a hole in his dressing room wall to spy on his neighbour Rihanna. The TV funnyman was joking (we think) but nonetheless, sources say he is very excited to be hosting such a prestigous event. A friend told The Sun, “James has already been getting in the spirit of things with his antics behind the scenes. “When he found out Rihanna was next door, he thought it would be a laugh to customise his backstage area with a little peephole.”
POSTED: 11/02/11 – Source: Popdash.com
Brit Awards host James Corden is to donate his fee to Comic Relief. He was due to pick up £50,000 for his work at the music industry awards, but has now told the event’s organisers to pay it directly to the charity. Corden was inundated with tweets praising his decision as soon as news of it broke, with one fan describing him as ‘one of the nicest stars in Britain’. He responded by telling his Twitter followers: ‘Thanks for your kind messages about giving my Brits fee to comic relief. It felt the right thing to do. I’m glad you agree xxx.
POSTED: 11/02/11 – Source: Metro.co.uk
Rihanna is allegedly planning her sexiest performance to date at The BRIT Awards 2011 next week. According to The Metro, RiRi is plotting to shock audiences with her stage show at the awards ceremony and is “seeking revenge” on the music industry after her latest single S&M, was censored by her label, Def Jam.
POSTED: 11/02/11 – Source: MTV.co.uk
Organisers of this year’s Brit Awards have reportedly told Rihanna and Plan B to scale back their respective performances. The pair both wanted to use fireworks during their slots at the February 15th ceremony, but have been told to change their plans after show bosses feared having to pay a huge insurance premium, The Sun reports.
POSTED: 05/02/11 – Source: Digital Spy
This year’s performers at The Brit Awards have been confimed. They are Take That, Plan B, Rihanna, Tinie Tempah, Mumford & Sons, Adele, Cee Lo Green and Arcade Fire.
The BRIT Awards 2011 organisers have quashed reports that Eminem refused to perform at the bash unless he received a gong, branding the rumours “a complete fabrication.” It had been alleged that the Love The Way You Lie rapper’s appearance at the ceremony depended on whether he was guaranteed a win in either the Best International Solo Male Artist or International Album categories, which has been now denied by BRITs bosses.
POSTED: 21/01/11 – Source: MTV.co.uk
UK urban artist Tinie Tempah leads the charge at this year’s Brit Awards with four nominations.The 22-year-old is up for best British male, best breakthrough act, best single for Pass Out and and album of the year for Disc-Overy. Rapper Plan B and folk band Mumford And Sons and The xx all have three nominations and band Take That are up for two prizes. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by comedian James Corden in February.
Tempah’s debut album, Disc-Overy, went straight to number one last October. He has also had two number one singles.In the prestigious album category he will compete against Plan B, Take That, Mumford & Sons and The xx (xx). Veteran rock star Robert Plant picks up his first ever Brit award. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will compete for the best male prize against Tempah, Mark Ronson and Paul Weller.
X Factor dominates the best single shortlist with X Factor judge Cheryl Cole vying against former winners Matt Cardle and Alexandra Burke. Olly Murs, who came second in the sixth series, has also been nominated, along with Florence & The Machine, Scouting For Girls, Taio Cruz and The Wanted.
Last year’s critics’ choice award winner Ellie Goulding will take on Cole, Laura Marling, Paloma Faith and Rumer in the best female artist category. As well as best album, Mumford & Sons, who released their debut album Sigh No More in 2009, are also up for best breakthrough act and best British band.
POSTED: 13/01/11 – Source: BBC New Online
The BRIT Awards 2011 with MasterCard today announce that James Corden will host this year’s ceremony at The O2 Arena in London on Tuesday 15th February. James is one of most talented and talked about young actors and writers in the country and is among the most respected and in-demand names in television. James said: ‘I have always loved The BRITs and I am honoured to have been asked to host such a prestigious event’.
POSTED: 13/01/11 – Source: Brits.co.uk
In a year that has seen many exciting new changes for The BRIT Awards, today sees the much awaited unveiling of the new 2011 BRIT statue. The BRITs have created a new ‘blank canvas’ trophy that will be restyled each year by leading British creative individuals, making the trophy unique to each year. This year it has been styled by Britain’s most influential fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood. Known for her eye-catching timeless designs in the world of fashion, today we see her vision for the inaugural makeover of the BRITs statue.
POSTED: 13/01/11 – Source: Brits.co.uk
Essex pop singer Jessie J has won the Brit Awards’ Critics’ Choice prize for the artist most likely to break through next year. She was chosen by a panel of more than 100 newspaper, magazine and website editors and TV and radio producers. Jessie J, whose debut single Do It Like a Dude reached number 25 in the UK chart, will receive her statuette at the Brit Awards ceremony in February. Dubstep producer James Blake and rock band The Vaccines were also nominated.
POSTED: 15/12/10 – Source: BBC News Online
Take That will perform as a five piece at next year’s Brit Awards, for the first time in 16 years. The group – who recently reunited with Robbie Williams – last sang together at the show in 1995 just months before Williams quit the band. Rapper and soul star Plan B has also been confirmed as part of the line up for the February music show.
POSTED: 10/12/10 – Source: BBC News Online
Next year’s Brit Awards are set for a total revamp. It has already been announced that the venue has changed to the O2 arena and this week a brand new logo and statue were revealed. Other changes include the Best Album category changing to The Album Of The Year and the Outstanding Contribution To Music award has been axed. Next year’s bash takes place on 15th February.
Organisers of the 2011 Brit Awards have revealed who has been shortlisted for the Brits Critics’ Choice Award. The honour celebrates the best in new music tipped for mainstream success and is open to artists signed to a label who are set to release their debut albums in the coming year. The nominees are James Blake, Jessie J and The Vaccines.
POSTED: 10/12/10 – Source: BBC Newsbeat
The Brit Awards are to move to the O2 arena in south east London from Earl’s Court in the west of the city. The annual UK music awards ceremony has been held at Earl’s Court for the past 11 years. The O2, which became a music venue in 2007 and was built largely within the former Millennium Dome, is based in North Greenwich. Next year’s Brit awards will be held on 15 February. Brits bosses have also announced a further three-year deal with ITV to show the event live on television.
POSTED: 06/09/10 – Source: BBC News Online
The Brit Awards are set to see a shake up next year. It has been confirmed that the event will move from Earls Court across London to The O2 Arena. A source has said “The shape and dimensions of The O2 mean the show is likely to have a very different feel to previous years”.
Winners shown in bold
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons
Alexandra Burke ft Pitbull – All Night Long
Cheryl Cole – Parachute
Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
Matt Cardle – When We Collide
Olly Murs – Please Don’t Let Me Go
Plan B – She Said
Scouting For Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
The Wanted – All Time Low
British Album of the Year
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Take That – Progress
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
The xx – XX
International Male Solo Artist
Cee Lo Green
International Female Solo Artist
International Breakthrough Act
The Temper Trap
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Eminem – Recovery
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown