Brit Awards 2015

Wednesday 25th February 2015
Ant and Dec
BRIT Awards 2015
O2 Arena in London
ITV (Television coverage)
BBC (Radio coverage)

Brit Awards 2015 Nominees & Winners

British Male Solo Artist British Female Solo Artist
  • Damon Albarn
  • Ed Sheeran
  • George Ezra
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Sam Smith
  • Ella Henderson
  • FKA twigs
  • Jessie Ware
  • Lily Allen
  • Paloma Faith
British Group
International Group
  • Alt-J
  • Clean Bandit
  • Coldplay
  • One Direction
  • Royal Blood
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Black Keys
  • First Aid Kit
  • Foo Fighters
  • The War On Drugs
British Breakthrough Act Critics' Choice
  • FKA twigs
  • George Ezra
  • Royal Blood
  • Sam Smith
  • James Bay
  • George The Poet
  • Years & Years
MasterCard British Album of the Year British Single of the Year
  • Alt-J - This Is All Yours
  • Ed Sheeran - X
  • George Ezra - Wanted on Voyage
  • Royal Blood - Royal Blood
  • Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour
  • Calvin Harris - "Summer"
  • Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne - "Rather Be"
  • Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - "I Got U"
  • Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"
  • Ella Henderson - "Ghost"
  • George Ezra - "Budapest"
  • Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"
  • Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - "My Love"
  • Sam Smith - "Stay with Me"
  • Sigma - "Nobody to Love"
International Male Solo Artist International Female Solo Artist
  • Beck
  • Hozier
  • Jack White
  • John Legend
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Beyoncé
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Sia
  • St. Vincent
  • Taylor Swift
British Producer of the Year British Video
  • Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
  • Flood
  • Jake Gosling
  • Paul Epworth
  • Calvin Harris - "Summer"
  • Charli XCX - "Boom Clap"
  • Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - "I Got U"
  • Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"
  • Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"
  • One Direction - "You & I"
  • Rita Ora - "I Will Never Let You Down"
  • Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - "My Love"
  • Sam Smith - "Stay with Me"
  • Sigma - "Nobody to Love"


The Brit Awards are handed out by the Phonographic Industry for Musical Excellence – these are the equivalent of the Grammy Awards in Britain.

Historical Background:

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.