Where: London’s Earls Court Arena
When: Tuesday 16th February 2010
The BRITs is the UK’s and Europe’s premier music show and one of the biggest media events of the year, hailing British stars from the Beatles to Blur. Since returning to the original live platform in 1997 (after been swapped for pre-recorded shows in 1989), The BRITs viewing figures have rocketed as people tune in to see glitz, glamour, spectacular performances from the best in British and International music.
Comedian Peter Kay will host the 30th BRIT Awards.
The BRITs Academy has the job of deciding who cuts the grade. The BRITs Academy comprises 1,000 people from across the UK music business – people who work for record companies (large and small), music publishers, music students, artist managers, producers, TV presenters, DJs, musicians, music press, promoters, venues, record retailers, concert promoters and music lawyers.
Their chosen nominees won’t be revealed until The BRIT Awards Nominations Launch which will take place at IndigO2 at London’s O2 on Monday 18th January. Candidates will then battle it out in each category for the all important BRIT trophies.
Duffy cleaned up at last year’s BRITs taking home 3 awards Best British female, Best British Album for Rockferry and Best British breakthrough act.
Mastercard British Album / Duffy, Rockferry
British Group / Elbow
British Single / Girls Aloud, The Promise
British Male Solo Artist / Paul Weller
British Female Solo Artist / Duffy
British Breakthrough Act / Duffy
British Live Act / Iron Maiden
International Album / Kings of Leon, Only By The Night
International Group / Kings of Leon
International Male Solo Artist / Kanye West
International Female Solo Artist / Katy Perry
Critics’ Choice Award / Florence & The Machine
British Producer of the Year / Bernard Butler
Outstanding Contribution to Music / Pet Shop Boys
2010 promises to be an even bigger year for Duffy-esqe acts (referred to in the media as “The New Amys”) – and the likes of Florence and the Machine (recipient of the Critics’ Choice Award 2009), Little Boots, La Roux and Pixie Lott are bound to be in the running for a BRIT.
Ellie Goulding has already been awarded the Critics’ Choice Award 2010 and we predict this little lady is one to watch for 2010. Read more about Ellie in our New Music 2010 blog…
Who do you think will walk away with Best British band gong this year? We have everything crossed for zavvi favourites Friendly Fires! Let us know what you think!…
View our fantastic range of music from all this years BRIT Award nominees