Friday 19 February 2014
ITV2: Rizzle Kicks and Laura Whitmore
BBC Radio 1: Greg James and Alice Levine (Reporter)
O2 Arena in London.
ITV (Television coverage)
BBC (Radio coverage)
The Brit Awards are handed out by the Phonographic Industry for Musical Excellence – these are the equivalent of the Grammy Awards in Britain.
They were first awarded in 1977 – the ceremony was a part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebration. It became an annual event as of 1982 and the British recording industry played a major role. The telecast of this event was done sporadically and eventually in 2007, the Awards were live broadcasted.
Some of the Artists who have won during this ceremony are the Beatles, Queen, Adam and the Ants, John Lennon, Barbara Streisand, Culture Club, Michael Jackson, Sade, The Police, Eurythmics, Elton John, Phil Collins and many others. Some of the more recent winners are Robbie Williams and Adele.
Awards are handed out in categories like Best solo artist – male and female, breakthrough artist, British group, hit single, album of the year and many others. Some of the winners this year are Ben Howard, Emeli Sande, Mumford and Sons, Adele for Skyfall.
When and Where:
The Venue for the 2013 Awards Ceremony is the O2 Theatre in London. The 2014 event will be held here and this is a very important day for the music industry and its veterans, one can expect a lot of coverage leading up to the day.
Get complete list of 2014 Brit awards nominees here.
Get complete list of 2014 Brit awards winners here.