February is the month in which The Brit Awards take place. The best and most well-known celebrities all gather together to see the presentation of awards to what is classed as the best in British music. The ceremony is televised and as long as you have a working aerial, and if not contact a TV Aerial Installation Cheltenham company, you will be able to enjoy the performances and speeches on the night of the 20th February.
Here are some interesting facts about The Brit Awards that you may not be aware of:
- New categories pop up now and again – for the majority of the Brit Awards the categories remain the same from year to year. However, occasionally new ones appear for just one year or for a short period of time. Examples of this include the ‘BRITs Global Success’ award that went to One Direction in 2013 and early in 1985 the category of ‘Best Comedy Record’ made its one and only appearance when Neil Young from The Young Ones released a cover version of ‘Hole in my Shoe’ originally produced by Traffic. Neil was up against Roland Rat for ‘Rat Rapping.’
- The first ever BRITs event was held in 1977 and was intended to be a one of ceremony that coincided with the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and the 100 year anniversary of recorded sound. The music that was included for awards during this event was those that had been released during the Queen’s reign. It was called the ‘British Record Industry Britannia Centenary Awards’ with The Beatles winning the Best British Album award their 1967 ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.’
- The Brit Awards became an annual event from 1982 onwards.
- Radiohead are one of the groups who have been nominated for an incredible 17 awards between the years 1994 and 2009 but have never won one. Jamiroquai have also been nominated for 14 awards and have never be presented with one. The biggest on the night surprise was in 2001 when Craig David was nominated for 6 different awards but was not declared the winner of any of these.
- In 1999 Belle and Sebastian demonstrated the power of et internet and their fans when they won Best British Breakthrough Act. It was thought that Steps would were the obvious ones to be awarded this category. There incredibly loyal fans of over 100,000 who visit the website each week harnessed all their power together to increase the fan votes.
- Robbie Williams is known as the ‘King of the BRITs’ as he has won an amazing 18 awards – 5 of these were as a band member of Take That and the remaining 13 as a solo artist.